The New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sports A New Look, $750 Higher Price Tag

The new model starts at $24,330

The New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sports A New Look, $750 Higher Price Tag
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The new Sonata is available in three trim levels.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a radical departure from the previous model on styling as well as standard technology. Official pricing has emerged for the revised eighth-generation model, set to hit dealerships soon.

Two new powertrains are on offer: a 2.5-liter “Smartstream” engine as the base unit or a 1.6-liter turbo on higher trims. The 2.5-liter engine manages 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, while the smaller turbo unit puts out 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six-speed in the old models. A new Sonata Hybrid is coming as well, but that won’t launch until next year.

The New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sports A New Look, $750 Higher Price Tag

Standard features

Beyond the powertrain, all 2020 Hyundai Sonata models come with the company’s Smartsense suite of safety features. That includes forward collision mitigation braking, lane keep and lane follow assist, driver attention warning, high-beam assist and radar cruise control. LED lights are standard all around, as is an 8.0-inch infotainment display. Base SE models start at $24,330 including Hyundai’s $930 destination fee.

Step up to the $26,430 SEL model, and you get a host of features beyond the base equipment. A different front and rear fascia, heated seats and mirrors, a 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster display and a center rear armrest are included, among other smaller features. You also get blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist.

2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL Packages

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL comes with four different packages, although you can’t spec all of them individually. The $1,200 Convenience Package is available on its own, but you can also get it with the $1,000 Sunroof Package or the $1,850 Premium Package, or both. The Drive Guidance Package is $950, but only available with the other three packages. Spec out an SEL with all four package, and the price rises to $31,430.

Here’s what each package includes:

  • SEL Convenience Package: $1,200
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Hyundai Digital (smartphone) Key
    • Wireless charging
    • Auto-dimming mirror
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • 2nd-row air vents
    • 2nd-row USB charge ports
  • Premium Package: $1,850 (+Convenience Pkg)
    • 12-speaker Bose audio system
    • Leather seats
    • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $1,000 (+Convenience or Premium Pkg)
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • LED interior lights
  • Drive Guidance: $950 (+Premium and Sunroof Pkg)
    • 10.25-inch infotainment w/ navigation
    • Highway Drive Assist
    • Blue Link support (3 years)
2020 Hyundai Sonata

SEL Plus, Limited trims

If you want to skip over the volume SEL model, then you can get the SEL Plus trim. That includes the 1.6-liter turbo engine, 18-inch wheels, and better performing tires. Hyundai’s Digital Key comes standard, as does suede and leatherette seats. The SEL Plus model starts at $28,380. Another package option at this level is the $2,750 Technology Package.

Finally, there’s the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited. The top-end model includes all the other features from the SEL Plus, as well as a color head-up display and Remote Smart Parking Assist. That feature stops short of full summoning capability, but it does allow the driver to use their smart key to move the car into or out of a parking space.

The top-end limited model starts at $34,230.