Hyundai Sonata

Price $24,799 – $44,799
Fuel consumption 5.3 – 10.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
Although not entirely updated for 2018, the Sonata has undergone several notable changes, mainly cosmetic in nature, both inside and out. Furthermore, the Sonata sedan family is one of the most complete with gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The basic variants are equipped with a 185-horsepower, 2.4L four cylinder while the more luxurious Ultimate is powered by a 245-horsepower, 2.0L turbo that practically turns the Sonata into a sports car.

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Test Drives2018 Hyundai Sonata: Reasonably Priced and Highly Capable
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata received a mild update this year, improving on an already solid offering from the Korean manufacturer. Gone are the days when Korean cars were considered inferior to the Japanese and this vehicle should be on anyone’s test-drive list. Hyundai still hasn’t managed to pass the midsize …
Comparative TestsMidsize Sedan Comparison Test: Camry, Sonata, Accord and Mazda6
It’s an immensely popular segment in North America—especially in the U.S.—but sales have been slowing down significantly in the past couple of years. Midsize sedans are being traded in for sport-utility vehicles which are considered more practical. But not necessarily so. After all, a midsize sedan offers plenty of room …
Test Drives2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Second Take Success
As good as the previous-generation gas-only Hyundai Sonata was, the Hybrid model simply couldn't match it. Somehow, the decision to plug an electric motor in place of the torque converter in the four-cylinder Sonata's six-speed autobox created a sedan that was less than the sum of its parts: the Hyundai …
First Drives2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid: Ambitious Aspirations
The intermediate car market is losing ground and the hybrid vehicle market is stagnating due to relatively low gas prices. And yet, Hyundai is gearing up to release its Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). What’s the logic behind their planning? It’s no doubt to satisfy legal requirements …
First Drives2015 Hyundai Sonata: Less Character, More Value
Canadians love Hyundai, but more to the point, they tend to fall for the smaller stuff first like the Elantra and the Accent - a reflection of our more frugal buying habits, as well as our lofty fuel prices. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata, however, remains the main thrust of the …
First Drives2015 Hyundai Sonata: Refinement, Where it Counts
Midsize cars are second only to compact SUVs in sales in Canada, which would normally mean they sell quite well. But overall numbers are skewed by fleet sales, and demand for midsize sedans is actually dropping, as Canadian families are apparently finding compact SUVs to be more practical. Some manufacturers …
Test Drives2014 Hyundai Sonata: Not A Curtain Call, But An Encore
You can’t fault Hyundai for wanting to please. On the eve of a complete redesign for the 2015 model year, the current 2014 Hyundai Sonata sedan has been given a host of upgrades intended to smooth over a few of its rough edges and make it even more competitive in …
Test DrivesHe said, she said: Test driving the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
The premise of the He said, she said chronicle is simple: we lend a press vehicle to a couple to test drive extensively for two weeks, giving the two participants just one instruction: to take note of all of their impressions, both good and bad. Both test drivers have to …


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News2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Revealed
After reskinning the current-generation Sonata a few months ago, Hyundai has now presented the HEV and PHEV versions of their 2018 midsize sedan at the latest Chicago Auto Show. Exterior changes include revisions to the cars’ front and rear fasicas, hood, front fenders and alloy wheel designs. New LED headlights …
Recalls2011 to 2015 Hyundai Sonata: Recall for a Seat Belt Problem
Last week, Transport Canada published a recall regarding the Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan, model years 2011 to 2015. During assembly, it seems as though the connections between the front seat belts and the floor-mounted anchor pretensioners weren’t attached properly. In the event of a collision, the seat belt could detach …
NewsLoose Sunroof Recall for 63,000 Hyundai Sonatas
You may not remember, but roughly four years ago, Hyundai recalled nearly 20,000 Velosters because their panoramic sunroofs were prone to shattering while driving. This is a far scarier situation than the current recall. For the model years 2015 and 2016, Hyundai is recalling both Sonata and Sonata Hybrids equipped …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesWardsAuto Announce 10 Best Engines Of 2016
Each year, WardsAuto compiles its list of 10 significant engines; the 2016 selection has just been unveiled. To be part of the candidates, there were a few criteria: the engine had to be new or significantly improved for 2016 OR have received a nomination from WardsAuto last year. The vehicle …
News2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced At $29,649 In Canada
The newly redesigned hybrid version of the midsize Sonata sedan will be on sale this month at Hyundai dealerships, and will be priced just below the $30K threshold. It features a direct-injected 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission for a combined output of 193 horsepower.
RecallsHyundai Recalls 140,000 Sonatas
Big news! Hyundai just recalled 140,000 Sonatas, built between April 25th and December 4th, 2014. These vehicles might encounter a problem with the front-passenger seatbelt, which might not lock in place. Concerned owners will receive a letter in the upcoming weeks asking them to report to their dealership in order …


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Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata launched up the sales charts when the sixth generation of the popular midsize sedan launched in 2009, which begs the question: What’s with the redesign? Graeme Fletcher takes a look on this edition of Test Drive. This segment originally appeared on Episode 8 of Motoring 2015.
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Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Motoring TV reviews the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which is all grown up in its seventh iteration. This segment originally appeared on Episode 2 of Motoring 2015.