2024 Hyundai Sonata Review, Specs and Pricing

Front-wheel-drive Sonatas with a 2.5L engine get around 25 mpg in city and 36 on highway. Opting for all-wheel drive slightly lowers the highway range to 34 mpg.

Salman Chaudhary, Founder Pinkywheels.com

2024 Hyundai Sonata

The all-new 2024 Hyundai Sonata boasts a sporty and aggressive look, combining chiseled exteriors with delicate details for a modern and distinctive appearance on the road. The sleek black trim, accompanied by the glowing Seamless Horizon Lamp incorporating LED Daytime Running Lights and turn signal, adds to its boldness. The wider grille and larger air intakes give the Sonata a powerful edge, ensuring you're always prepared for any adventure.

Inside, the Sonata offers serious curve appeal with its impressively curved panoramic display featuring two 12.3-inch screens that wrap around the driver, providing easy access to essential functions. The redesigned steering wheel with a shift-by-wire gear column controller creates more storage space and a longer armrest for added comfort.

The Sonata doesn't just look good; it offers three different powertrain options to cater to individual preferences. Drivers can choose between Standard, Hybrid, and Turbocharged N Line versions, each designed to provide an exceptional ride. Moreover, the Sonata introduces the intelligent HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive for enhanced traction, ensuring a smooth and confident driving experience in various conditions.

Red 2024 Hyundai Sonata
Red 2024 Hyundai Sonata

2024 Sonata Highlights

New front end design with a low-dipping hood and light bar spanning the nose like an electric car. Forehead line over a lower, wider grille with rectangular headlight housings.

Introduction of New HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Choice for 2.5L Engine

Inside, low dash houses twin 12.3-inch screens curved towards the driver under a single glass pane. Gear shifter moves to the steering column, like the Ioniq 5.

Three carryover engines, but the 1.6-liter turbo-4 is dropped. • Base: 191-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 with 8-speed automatic sending power to front wheels.

N Line: 290-hp 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Hybrid: 192-hp 2.0-liter inline-4 paired with an electric motor returns 52 mpg combined.

Silver 2024 Hyundai Sonata
Silver 2024 Hyundai Sonata

2024 Hyundai Sonata Pricing

  • Trim-Wise prices now confirmed are as follows

    • SEL: $28,615

    • SEL Convenience: $31,665

    • SEL Hybrid: $31,915

    • N Line: $36,065

    • Limited Hybrid: $38,315

Performance Enhancement:

To unlock the Sonata's maximum performance, the ideal choice is the N Line model. It stands out with:

  • Upgraded turbo-four engine.

  • Bigger wheels and better tires.

  • Sportier appearance with more aggressive front and rear bumpers.

  • Unique 19-inch wheels.

  • Quad exhaust outlets.

2024 Sonata Powertrain

Hyundai has yet to confirm any updates to the Sonata's powertrains, but given the automaker's focus on electric vehicles, it's likely that the gas-powered options will remain largely unchanged.

Expect the return of the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, delivering 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, providing satisfactory acceleration.

For the performance-oriented N Line, the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine will remain, delivering an exhilarating 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

On the eco-friendly side, the Sonata Hybrid will feature a 192-hp hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.0-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. This hybrid setup prioritizes efficiency without compromising performance.

2024 Sonata 0-60

  • 2024 Sonata N-Line achieves 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds

2024 Sonata Fuel Economy

  • Front-wheel-drive Sonatas with the 2.5-liter engine are estimated to achieve:

    • 25 mpg in the city.

    • 36 mpg on the highway.

  • The all-wheel-drive option slightly reduces the highway range to:

    • 34 mpg.

  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter Sonatas have EPA-estimated ratings of:

    • 23 mpg in the city.

    • 32 mpg on the highway.

2024 Hyundai Sonata
2024 Hyundai Sonata

2024 Sonata Interior

  • The Sonata's cabin offers ample room for adults of various sizes up front and decent headroom for rear-seat passengers, despite the dramatic roofline.

  • Models with the panoramic sunroof might compromise rear-seat comfort for taller individuals, so it's worth considering for those planning to accommodate 6-footers.

  • Legroom is generous in both rows across all trim levels, a feature that carries forward from the previous model due to the 2024 Sonata's heavy refresh.

  • While the previous Sonata's cabin appeared nice, a closer look revealed a layout that lacked the intuitive feel of rivals like the new Honda Accord, and some competitors boasted better materials.

  • In 2024, the Sonata's interior undergoes significant changes, with images showcasing a bright and airy cabin, especially with the ivory upholstery option and new light-colored wood trim.

  • Notable enhancements include a steering column-mounted transmission selector, replacing buttons near the cupholders, and a single curved display housing the digital instrument panel and 12.3-inch touchscreen.

  • The overall impression of the 2024 Sonata's passenger environment is that it will be more luxurious and tech-savvy than its predecessor.

2024 Sonata Technology

Hyundai takes a play from the BMW book for infotainment with a large display module on the dashboard that contains two 12.3-inch displays. One is for the driver, the other is a touchscreen for infotainment controls. Hyundai hasn't said yet if Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, same for wireless smartphone charging, but we'll update this space once we learn more about the details of the upcoming refreshed Sonata.

2024 Hyundai Sonata interior in white theme
2024 Hyundai Sonata interior in white theme
2024 Hyundai Sonata interior
2024 Hyundai Sonata interior

2024 Sonata Safety Features

  • Hyundai's Sonata includes the SmartSense package with standard driver-assistance features like automatic high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, and driver-attention warning.

  • The top-level Limited trim offers a convenient parking feature that allows the Sonata to autonomously pull in and out of parking spaces.

  • The Sonata achieves excellent crash-test results and comes equipped with standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking.

  • It also features standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist for added safety on the road.

  • Optional safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to enhance awareness and prevent accidents.

2024 Sonata Warranty

  • Hyundai's warranty coverage is renowned and includes a limited warranty for five years or 36,000 miles.

  • The powertrain warranty is even more impressive, covering 10 years or 100,000 miles.

  • Hyundai stands out from its mainstream competitors by offering complimentary maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, providing additional value to customers.

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