2018 Hyundai Sonata Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,551 - $24,783
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,551 - $24,783
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4 Styling 4 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Up against strong sellers like the Camry, Accord and Altima, the Sonata already stood out with tremendous value for the money, a wide variety of engines, the latest in high-tech, and a comfortable and quiet driving environment. Refreshed for 2018, the Sonata's significant update adds more muscular styling, a redesigned interior and a new transmission for the turbo engine.

Hyundai Sonata Models & Trims

SE $17,551 - $19,694*
Horsepower: 185 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Eco $17,623 - $19,808*
Horsepower: 178 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $19,906 - $22,193*
Horsepower: 185 hp - 245 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $22,348 - $24,783*
Horsepower: 185 hp - 245 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL $19,127 - $21,346*
Horsepower: 185 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.66

181 Reviews

71% 25% 3% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

A very safe car, with many extras to make it even safer.

I love the satellite radio, the hands free phone is phenomenal, it has a back up camera and it notifies you with beeping if you or another vehicle is too close. The car has a lot of room in the front and the back and the side view mirrors have the normal mirrors, plus at the very top it also has up close so you can see from different views. The seats recline for traveling and the truncates is huge for luggage, groceries. And whatever else you may need to put in the back. This is also a very save car, especially when you are carrying your most prized possessions, your children.

- Christine C

Large Supportive seats Comfortable User friendly features Good gas mileage.

Although the wrapping has changed, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a lot like the 2017 Sonata. Still big and comfortable, this is an adept family hauler thanks to its sizable back seat and large trunk. I'd like to see the model's advanced safety features expanded to more trim levels, and I'd also vote to make the Sonata eco available with more standard or optional safety and convenience items. Hyundai may consider the 2018 Sonata its best yet, but the Alabama-built sedan still feels like it needs more of a remix to challenge the genre's best.

- Max E

This vehicle is very reliable.

If is a beautiful car. I love the color, dark gray. The Sonata has a smooth ride. When you get out you can't tell the car is even running because it is so quiet. We have had the car for 9 months and we have not had any problems with it. It has a big trunk. Can hold 4 sets of golf clubs, which was a requirement of my husband. The inside is roomy to with plenty of space in the back for long legged people. I am still trying to get used to the backup camera. We have never had one before.

- Jan H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,551 - $19,694
$17,623 - $19,808

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
178 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI 4
1.6L GDI Turbo 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 cu. ft.
16.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65HR16
P205/65HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
191.1 in.

Width

Width
73.4 in.
73.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3250 .lbs
3219 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
178 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
195 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
37 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings