2018 Hyundai Sonata: Top Five Surprising Facts [Video]

2018 Sonata

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been significantly upgraded with several exterior updates. Hyundai invited TFLcar to test their newest offering in San Diego, California – and, while we can’t discuss driving impressions until July 17th, we can tell you what Hyundai did to update the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid, along with the 1.6-liter, turbocharged equipped Sonatas were unavailable to test. These Hyundai Sonatas will be available by the end of the summer (1.6-turbo) or early 2018 (2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and plug-in hybrid). The hybrid and hybrid plug-in are built in Korea and the other models are built in Alabama.

2018 Sonata

Competing in a shrinking, yet still competitive class, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata goes toe-to-toe against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata has been in our North American market since 1989 and, since then, 2.8-million have been sold. The Hyundai Sonata makes up 31-percent of all Hyundais sold.

Here is a preview of what our video in store for you:

2018 Sonata
  • Revised eight-speed automatic (the powerplant is a carryover)
  • Updated interior and infotainment
  • Upgraded rear suspension
  • Hidden trunk release
  • Significantly revised exterior design

In this video, we get a chance to get some wheel time and find a few surprises!

2018 Sonata