A stylish family sedan that's loaded with features.
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is the ultimate midsize sedan. Want expressive styling? Check. A comfortable interior with plenty of space for people and belongings? Check. Looking for a broad selection of trims that include the latest in technology features (think connectivity) as well as powertrain innovation? Checkmate—Hyundai has a Sonata for you! Redesigned for 2018, the 2019 model is still fresh and part of the latest lineup of seven generations of Sonata evolution.
Here's what you'll find in this 2019 Hyundai Sonata review:
Key Specs & Features
- Equipped with a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. (2018 and newer models).
- 2019 Sonata Eco features a 178-horsepower, 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
- For 2019, the Hyundai Sonata lineup includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
- The base model 2019 Hyundai Sonata includes a standard seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth® capability, and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity.
- The 2019 Hyundai Sonata seats five passengers and offers 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Exciting Style
Currently in its seventh generation, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata is freshly redesigned for the 2018 model year. Even without the changes, the 2019 model remains exciting and fresh. The design features a sporty sloping roofline, enlarged grille, and aggressive haunches that help create a more luxurious look. It's a modern and stylish exterior that's met with a comfortable interior and intelligent cockpit design.
2. So Many Possibilities
No matter what you need from a midsize sedan, the Sonata has you covered with a model that fits your lifestyle requirements. There are a plethora of trims, features, and technological benefits available, starting with the base SE and continuing to the technology-laden Sonata plug-in hybrid. The Sonata comes in five trim configurations (SE, Eco, SEL, Limited, and Sport) and two hybrid models are also available, including a plug-in hybrid.
3. Available Blue Link® Communications
Hyundai's available Blue Link communications hub system keeps you connected. The system tracks, links, and provides notifications your vehicle. It also utilizes mobile apps to provide remote start, stop, and lock or unlock functionality. In addition, Blue Link features Destination Send-To-Car by Google™. Ancillary features include enhanced roadside assistance and a panic button feature that is designed to alert friends and family via text message.
4. Technology for Everyone
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata makes technology available for all. Even at the base SE model, connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard, as are features such as keyless entry and automatic headlights. Higher trim configurations receive bells and whistles like hands-free trunk access, heated front seats, and more. Hyundai tech isn't limited to convenience features, though. There's also a long list of driver aid components, including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
5. Stylish on the Outside, Roomy on the Inside
It might not look roomy, thanks to that stylish sloping roofline, but the 2019 Hyundai Sonata offers ample space for you as the driver, your passengers, and cargo. Inside the cabin, the 2019 Sonata provides 40.4 inches of space in the front row and 38 inches in the rear. There's also 45.5 inches of legroom in the front and 35.6 inches in the rear. Hip room measures 55.3 inches in front and 56.1 inches in back. Cargo-wise, the 2019 Sonata has 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space, with a pass-through for longer items. Hands-free trunk access is also available.
What You Need to Know
2019 Hyundai Sonata Trims
SE – Powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SE trim is also offered as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid model. The plug-in hybrid includes 17-inch wheels as standard.
Hybrid SE – Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor, lithium-ion battery, and six-speed automatic transmission. Features the same standard equipment as the SE model.
Plug-in Hybrid – Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor, larger lithium-ion battery, and a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features are similar to the SE but include 17-inch wheels.
Eco – Powered by a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission. Same standard equipment as the SE model.
SEL – Powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, hands-free trunk access, wireless smartphone charging, power-adjustable driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Sport – Powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment adds a sunroof, flat-bottom steering wheel, leather sport seats, and more.
Limited – Powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission. Standard are LED headlights, power passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Hybrid Limited – Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. It also adds a panoramic sunroof.
Plug-in Hybrid Limited – Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and larger lithium-ion battery. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features are similar to the Limited.
Limited 2.0T – Powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Similar standard features as the Limited model.
2019 Hyundai Sonata Available Colors
- Electric Blue
- Lakeside Blue
- Machine Gray
- Phantom Black
- Quartz White Pearl
- Scarlet Red
- Symphony Silver
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata interiors include:
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The Bottom Line
A fresh and attractive style combined with a smart and supportive cabin makes the 2019 Hyundai Sonata a great option for your next ride. With ample technology and a wide array of trims, this midsize family sedan is an excellent choice.
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