2018 Hyundai Sonata Review and Price



Only a week with the car – traded in my 2016 Camry XSE after 2 years of ownership – always a Toyota guy. I’m averaging 32 MPG with the first tank of mixed city/hwy driving. Technology w/android auto, blind spot, heated/ventilated seats, great stereo – extremely happy so far. Very impressed with the fit and finish, quiet ride, and 3 years of bluelink remote start!

Update – had the car two months now and 4500 miles. Took a trip from Michigan to South Carolina and 38.6 mpg for the first 400 miles to Kentucky on eco-mode. Extremely impressed! Mileage dropped to 35.6 MPG’s through the mountains but great overall. I have the leather seats and honestly the seats are a little flat with average support so not as comfortable as the 2016 camry seats. Still very happy with the car!

Sold my 2002 Camry which was still going strong but after 16 years it was time for a change and I simply got tired of driving it! Test drove the 2019 Camry and the 2018 Sonata in various engine configurations and trim levels. Settled on the Sonata (Sport 2.4L) hands down for overall comfort, handling, ride and fuel consumption. It also had a pretty good track record and got high marks from CR on predicted reliability.
This is a great commuter car that is also well appointed for an occasional road 4-6 hour road trip! The only sore spot was engine lugging in stop and go traffic when coming to a stop–this was a transmission shift point algorithm issue that was quickly remedied with a transmission control unit software update. Ever since then, this is my preferred daily driver!
In mixed driving I have been getting 28-32 mpg and on long highway trips, I have been able to get as high as 41 mpg but the revs have to be below 2K and the speed no higher than 60 mph that’s when I drive it like a little ole’ lady. No other issues 15K miles into this car and it is a gem to drive!
EPA Classification  Mid-Size Cars
Engine  Gas/Electric I-4 2.0L/122 cu in
Transmission  Automatic w/OD
Drive Train  Front Wheel Drive
Seating  5
Horsepower  202
Battery Range  28 mi
Starting MSRP 
$33,250.00
Destination Charge 
$885.00
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$34,135.00

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