2024 Hyundai Sonata Model Review

October 30th, 2023 by


The midsize sedan segment has a new leader in the freshly redesigned 2024 Hyundai Sonata. With its upscale styling, luxury interior, advanced technology and safety features, powerful and efficient powertrains, and value pricing, the Sonata raises the bar for family sedans. We recently spent time with the new Sonata to see if it lives up to the hype. After testing it extensively, there’s no doubt the Sonata delivers an unbeatable combination for today’s sedan buyers.

Striking Exterior Design

One look at the new Sonata makes it clear this is no ordinary midsize sedan. The sporty exterior styling is head-turning, with the cascading grille, swept-back headlights, and coupe-like roofline giving it major curb appeal. The sculpted body lines and fastback shape give it a look that rivals some luxury vehicles. LED lighting front and rear along with 18-inch alloy wheels lend to the modern, upscale vibe. With six attractive colors to chose from, the Sonata’s sophisticated design stands out from the crowd.

Luxurious and Tech-Savvy Cabin

The interior of the 2024 Sonata pampers drivers and passengers with features you’d expect in a much pricier automobile. Soft-touch surfaces abound, complementing the stylish metallic trim. Leather seating is standard, as is 3-zone automatic climate control. An enormous 10.25-inch touchscreen dominates the dash, loaded with navigation, entertainment, and convenient Blue Link telematics. A 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster provides crisp visibility. Wireless charging, multiple USB ports, and ambient interior lighting add to the luxury. It’s a relaxing oasis of comfort and technology.

Choice of Capable Powertrains

Those seeking power have two engine options in the new Sonata. The base powerplant is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making a substantial 191 horsepower. Performance enthusiasts will appreciate the available turbocharged 1.6L engine that pumps out a robust 180 horsepower. This smaller turbo engine also returns excellent fuel economy. Both engines utilize Hyundai’s Intelligent Variable Transmission for smooth, quick shifts. Handling leans more towards comfort, but the Sonata is deceptively nimble when pushed. The drive experience balances easy cruising with capable dynamics when desired.

Suite of Advanced Driver Aids

In keeping with its tech-savvy nature, the 2024 Sonata offers a comprehensive array of advanced driver assistance and safety features. Forward collision avoidance, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane follow assist, highway driving assist, driver attention warning, and adaptive cruise control are all included. The Sonata has also achieved top safety ratings from both the IIHS and NHTSA, putting owners’ minds at ease. With all these aids, the Sonata helps reduce driver stress while enhancing safety and convenience.

Well-Equipped Even at Base Price

Hyundai is known for providing value, and the new Sonata carries on that tradition. Even the base SE model, starting at just $24,150, comes impressively equipped. Moving up through the well-curated trims brings more luxury, tech, and amenities at reasonable prices. Given everything that Hyundai packs into the Sonata even at lower price points, it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite among savvy car shoppers seeking a luxury experience on a budget.

The Verdict: A New Benchmark in Its Class

The meticulously engineered 2024 Hyundai Sonata sets a new benchmark for affordable midsize sedans. Drivers will appreciate its standout styling, upscale interior, potent powertrains, and generous collection of technology and safety. Passengers enjoy the spacious, comfortable cabin. Value-minded buyers get luxury and innovation without the premium price. For all these reasons and more, the Sonata is poised to shake up established sedans like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Stop by Texoma Hyundai today to experience this impressive new Sonata firsthand.

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