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Hyundai Sonata & Sonata Hybrid Mid-Size Sedan (8th-gen, DN8, 2020)

MSRP 23600 USDNEX score 79%

Product Overview

The 8th-generation Hyundai Sonata evolves Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness design language with a four-door-coupe look. It delivers key new technology features to the company's popular mid-size sedan. A highly efficient hybrid and a plug-in hybrid are also available.
The 8th-gen Sonata wears a more modern design that exudes a feel of technology, and its new set of engine options deliver higher efficiency and performance.
As a first for Hyundai, Sonata supports Digital Key that allows the vehicle to be unlocked, started, and driven via smartphone. It also features Hidden Lighting Lamps that turn chrome when off.
Sonata Hybrid enjoys class-leading highway and combined fuel economy. The innovative Solar Roof System extends range—up to 700 miles a year.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Best-in-class infotainment tech
  • Excellent driver-assistance tech
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent range
  • Great infotainment tech
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of tech and safety features
  • Lack of driver-assist tech
  • Lackluster ride quality
  • Not the most fun to drive
  • No digital instrument cluster
  • No real-world fuel efficiency
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Specifications

Variants:
G1.6 T-GDi
G2.0 LPi
G2.0 MPi
G2.5 GDi
G2.5 MPi
Hybrid

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Vented 12"
Brakes | Rear
solid 11.2"
Steering Ratio
13.27x
Suspension | Front
MacPherson
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Turning Circle
36.1 ft

Dimensions

Size | Height
1445 mm
Size | Length
4900 mm
Size | Width
1860 mm
Wheelbase
2840 mm

Powertrain

Engine | Displacement
1.6, 2.0, 2.5 L
HybridEngine | Power
192 hp combined: 150 hp @ 6000 rpm
G1.6 T-GDiEngine | Power
178 hp @ 5500 rpm
G2.0 LPiEngine | Power
144 hp @ 6000 rpm
G2.0 MPiEngine | Power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
G2.5 MPiEngine | Power
178 hp @ 6000 rpm
G2.5 GDiEngine | Power
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
HybridEngine | Torque
188 Nm @ 5000 rpm + 51hp @ 1800-2300 rpm
G1.6 T-GDiEngine | Torque
265 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm
G2.0 LPiEngine | Torque
191 Nm @ 4200 rpm
G2.0 MPiEngine | Torque
196 Nm @ 4800 rpm
G2.5 MPiEngine | Torque
232 Nm @ 4000 rpm
G2.5 GDiEngine | Torque
245 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Engine | Type
I4 Smartstream: G1.6 T-GDi, G2.0 LPi, G2.0 MPi, G2.0 GDi (Hybrid); G2.5 MPi, G2.5 GDi
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal
Transmission | Gears
6- or 8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020
Debut
2019-03
Made In
South Korea, US, China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata will go on sale in the US in late 2019. Hyundai will introduce a new family of "Smartstream" engines with the 2020 Sonata. The top-end Sonata Limited will get Hyundai's first application of its Remote Smart Parking Assistant. The Sonata exhibits solid handling and a comfortable ride.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • High-quality interior
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of power in the US

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
An 8-inch touchscreen is included on all Sonatas, which is great, because I find Hyundai's system to be one of the best. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, too, in the event you'd rather use what's most familiar. All-wheel drive is not available, but with the right rubber, you should feel plenty secure.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Hands-on tech
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Lackluster ride quality

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Sonata N Line has 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. Power goes to the front wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. The steering is direct and communicative, and it's also nice and heavy. The N Line gets the Sonata's best infotainment tech, with a snappy multimedia system.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Great infotainment tech
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Hybrid powertrain is a good fit for the Sonata's laid-back character, but don't expect impressive numbers. Sport provides the right amount of extra urgency, and Eco isn't the penalty box it is in most other cars. The Sonata Hybrid had a better showing on highways, where its floppy suspension yielded one of the smoothest rides of any midsize sedan.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful hybrid powertrain
  • Comfortable ride
  • Powerful electric motor
Cons
  • No solar roof
  • No real-world fuel efficiency

digitaltrends[5]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata engine lineup consists entirely of four-cylinder engines. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-banger is the first engine to get Hyundai's continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) system. The Sonata will serve its most likely buyers – everyday commuters – well. Its strengths are a quiet cabin, comfortable ride, and smooth power delivery.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent infotainment tech
Cons
  • Lack of driver-assist tech
  • No digital instrument cluster

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
We tested the Limited trim priced at $35,300 and outfitted with leather seats, a leatherette-wrapped dashboard, and heated and ventilated front seats. Tech includes dual USB front ports and one rear USB port, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, a wireless smartphone charger, and a digital key. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth streaming, and HD radio come standard.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Sensuous interior design
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of tech and safety features

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Sonata Hybrid's solar roof is probably this model's most talked-about feature. You can only get the solar roof on the Limited trim, and it impedes the option of a panoramic roof. All Sonatas come with an extensive suite of safety and assisted driving features.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Powerful solar roof
  • Excellent range
Cons
  • No panoramic roof

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-preview/. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata review: Left-field looks, home-run value. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-sel-plus-1-6t-review/. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line review: Surprisingly sporty. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-hyundai-sonata-n-line-2-5t-review/. 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
4. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid first drive review: Chase the sun. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-hybrid-review/. 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: Laser light show. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-review/. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-hybrid. 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
7. ^ 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/2020-hyundai-sonata-hybrid. 2020-08-23. Retrieved 2021-07-08.

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