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Already in the top tier of midsize sedans, the Hyundai Sonata gets a major facelift for the 2018 model year, which marks the midpoint of the nameplate's seventh generation. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is split into five trims: SE, Eco, SEL, Sport, and Limited. The upper-level Sport and Limited trims offer a performance-oriented 2.0T version.

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Exterior - Hyundai Sonata Dealership Test Drives

The 2018 Sonata received a brand-new exterior design that puts it more in line with the previous-generation model, which was praised as radical and eye-catching when it was first released. Dual fold-away heated power mirrors, daytime running lights, and projector headlights that can automatically turn on and off depending on the amount of outside light. Starting from the SEL, the 2018 Sonata gets a hands-free smart trunk, turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, and longer-lasting and brighter LED daytime running lights (instead of halogen ones). The Limited trim level has dynamic bending light technology on the headlights for more accurate lighting, and both headlights and taillights have their halogen bulbs replaced with LEDs.

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Added on the Limited 2.0T is automatic high beam assist for improving vision during night driving. The Sport trim level and the Limited 2.0T have a racing-style front grille, front bumper, chrome rocker panels, and rear diffuser, as well as a chrome-tipped dual exhaust (instead of a single exhaust). The SE and Eco are fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels and the 2.0T trims get 18-inch ones; the others have 17-inch alloy wheels.

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Interior - Schedule Your 2018 Hyundai Sonata Test Drive

With two rows that seat up to five people, the 2018 Sonata provides 106.1 cubic feet of passenger space, as well as 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The rear bench-style seat can be folded to expand cargo volume into the cabin, and the front seating consists of 6-way manually adjustable driver and front passenger seats. Upgrade to the SEL to have front-seat heating capability, as well as 10-way power adjustability and power lumbar support on the driver's seat. The Sport trim level has cloth-and-leather racing-style seats, and the Limited trim level adds front-seat cooling ability, 6-way power on the front passenger seat, and an integrated memory system for the driver's seat and side mirrors.

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Standard comfort and convenience features include Bluetooth wireless technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control, and six-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio with a 7-inch color touchscreen.On the SEL and higher, Hyundai adds proximity key entry, push-button engine start, and the Blue Link® telematics system for a pair of three-year complimentary subscriptions (Connected Care and Remote packages). For a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, you can upgrade to at least the Sport. At the Limited trim level, Hyundai adds dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a garage-door opener, wireless device charging ability, and a third Blue Link subscription (Guidance package). Also, the automaker replaces the six-speaker audio with a 10-speaker 400-watt stereo system. Exclusive to the Limited 2.0T are smart cruise control, a heated steering wheel, and leather-clad sports seats.

Mechanical / Powertrain - Sonata Information

The regular engine on the 2018 Sonata is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which provides 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. If you go with the Sport or Limited, you can get the most powerful engine on the Sonata, which is a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4 that produces 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque; that explains the "2.0T" designation. As the fuel efficiency-minded trim, the Eco has the exclusive 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4, which produces 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Also exclusive to the Eco is a 7-speed dual clutch transmission; the SE, SEL, and regular Sport and Limited trims have a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.0T models go with a 8-speed automatic transmission for the smoothest ride possible on the 2018 Sonata. Notably, the Limited 2.0T is the only trim with start/stop technology to eliminate engine idling.

The new Hyundai Sonata uses a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear suspension, which is sport-tuned on the 2.0T models for a firmer, more exciting ride.

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Standard safety features on the 2018 Sonata include seven airbags, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist, a rearview camera, electronic vehicle stability and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and an anti-theft system that combines remote keyless entry and a panic alarm. Exclusive to the Limited 2.0T are rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

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