2019 Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai Sonata highlights

Customer rating


  • A solid list of standard features and tons of available tech
  • Lots of interior passenger space and cargo volume
  • Fast and easy-to-use infotainment system


  • The base engine lacks power
  • Limited standard options on the Eco trim
  • The legroom is smaller than other sedans

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 32 highway, 26 combined

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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.

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What is new for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

  • Sonata trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof as standard equipment this year.
  • The SEL trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel, Automated Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2019 Hyundai Sonata trims

Curious how Hyundai Sonata trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata SEs in stock

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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEs in stock

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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata Hybrids in stock



  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata SELs in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata Sports in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Sonata Limiteds in stock

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.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Hyundai Sonata

1. Exciting style

2019 Hyundai Sonata Review: Front Seats | CarMax

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 Bluelink® communications

2019 Hyundai Sonata Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

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

2019 Hyundai Sonata Review: Backseats | CarMax

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.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Hyundai Elantra

With three engine options available across all 2017–2019 models, you may find an Elantra to suit you. There's a punchy little 1.4L turbo available on the Elantra Eco (from 2017) but it has a trick up its sleeve with a drive mode selector; switch to Sport mode and you may be surprised how much fun you can have with this little engine. There's also a standard 2.0L engine and a 1.6L turbo that's available on the Sport model. Inside all 2017 models onwards, you get abundant tech features and a comfortable cabin.

Look out for these standard features on all 2017–2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited models:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

  • Heated front seats

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is a great car for those looking for a good value. Customers like the gas mileage, handling, and features of the car. The base model has many standard features that customers love.

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Sonata an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Sonata 9th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Hyundai Sonata features and specs

ECO 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




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Leg room

F 45.5"/R 35.6"

Head room

F 40.4"/R 38"

Front tires


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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Electric Blue

  • Lakeside Blue

  • Machine Gray

  • Phantom Black

  • Quartz White Pearl

  • Scarlet Red

  • Symphony Silver

Interiors colors

  • Beige

  • Black

  • Gray

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