Hyundai is a value brand and to increase the value of the Hyundai Sonata, the company announced that safety and smartphone tech will be standard on the 2018 models that will be available for sale this summer with prices starting at $22,050.
Eevery 2018 Sonata is equipped with Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). The Sonata is the only mainstream mid-size car sold with this safety technology as standard equipment. Working in conjunction with the standard rearview backup camera, RCTA gives drivers peace of mind that the road behind them is clear. Furthermore, the available Lane Departure Warning system is now enhanced with Lane Keep Assist function.
All 2018 Sonatas are equipped with a standard seven-inch color display audio touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Models equipped with Blue Link Telematics get three years of complimentary Connected Care and Remote services; including the ability to activate many of the features using the Amazon Echo and Google Home virtual assistants.
The available navigation system is enhanced with a bird’s-eye-view feature and HERE HD real-time traffic flow data. Furthermore, the inconvenience of outdated map software is now a thing of the past as owners now have three years of complimentary Guidance Package services, which include downloads to maintain up-to-date navigation programming.
Keeping on-trend with today’s connected passengers, smartphones can now be charged without a plug using the available wireless charging pad (Qi standard) while a second-row USB charge port provides additional charging flexibility.
2018 SONATA PRICING
|SE||2.4L GDI 4-cyl||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$22,050|
|Eco||1.6L Turbo GDI 4-cyl||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission
|SEL||2.4L GDI 4-cyl||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$23,700|
|Limited||2.4L GDI 4-cyl||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$27,400|
|Sport||2.4L GDI 4-cyl||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$25,200|
|Sport 2.0T||2.0L Turbo GDI 4-cyl||8-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$27,600|
|Limited 2.0T||2.0L Turbo GDI 4-cyl||8-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||$32,450|
Freight charge for the 2018 Sonata is $885.