2019 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata - Detroit Area

Vehicle Overview

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata's spacious and upscale cabin is one of its main selling points for drivers who are looking to feel comfortable in the midsize car that they own. The new model also stands out for the advanced infotainment system that is included, as well as its engine lineup. The new model is currently available at Glassman Hyundai in the Detroit area as we continue serving Southfield Detroit Waterford.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is built with a quiet cabin with advanced tech features and gadgets that are easy to use. The car has adequate performance on the road and new styling that makes a solid first impression. The vehicle proves to handle well and gets excellent fuel efficiency.

Detroit MI - 2019 Hyundai Sonata's OVERVIEW

Exterior - 2019 Hyundai Sonata

The new Sonata stands out for its large chrome grille with stacked bars that create a modern and minimal design on the car's exterior. Oversized air intakes are placed on the front bumper to create a dramatic look that is sharp and edgy. Long headlights also make a statement and allow the vehicle to have a sporty design. Wide taillights also draw attention to the back of the car and feature classy styling. The vehicle has a polished look that is similar to its predecessor.

Detroit MI - 2019 Hyundai Sonata's Exterior

The 2018 Sonata features a fresh face with all of its elements reworked by the automaker. It looks muscular with a cascading grille, a reshaped hood, and new headlights. The rear has also undergone a redesign with a different bumper, trunk lid, and taillights. Chrome accents are abundant on the body, which allows the model to appear upscale and luxurious. The large windows also contribute to the exterior design and improve visibility for the driver and passengers in the vehicle.

Detroit MI - 2019 Hyundai Sonata's Interior

Interior - 2019 Hyundai Sonata near Detroit

Interior features that you'll find in the new model include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touch-screen display, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and a USB port, which means there are additional standard features than what is offered in the 2018 model. Drivers can also choose to upgrade to an 8-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, HD radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker Infinity premium audio system, a power sunroof, push-button ignition, proximity key entry, Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system, and dual-zone automatic climate control. 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space is provided in the trunk, which is competitive for its class. A hands-free automatic trunk is also available as an upgrade, which makes it easy to get in and out of the trunk by waving your foot underneath the back of the car while keeping the key fob in your pocket.

Detroit MI - 2019 Hyundai Sonata's Mechanical

Inside the 2018 Sonata, many advanced features come standard to ensure that drivers are accommodated. Consumers will find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 7-inch touchscreen with the infotainment system, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, push-button start, a proximity key, and automatic headlights that are available on all trims.

Mechanical - Hyundai Sonata specs near Detroit MI

The new Sonata is more engaging to drive than its predecessor and comes standard with a 185-hp 2.4-liter engine. Drivers can also choose between a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission for those who select the Sonata Eco. The vehicle proves to be economical with 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The car is also remarkably composed on the highway and winding roads with sharp steering provided. Front-wheel-drive comes standard, but the car still remains planted on the ground. The midsize vehicle also rides more smoothly and comfortably than its predecessor due to the advanced suspension system that is included.

The 2018 Sonata is built with a 178-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that comes standard on the base model. Drivers can also choose to upgrade to a 185-hp 2.4-liter engine or the 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine for added power under the hood. A new Smart mode is available, which switches the car's performance to Comfort, Eco, and Sport depending on the driving conditions. A new transmission is included in the vehicle. Although it doesn't cause the car to drive faster, it does make it more economical with 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Safety Features - 2019 Hyundai Sonata dealer

Standard driver assistance features that are offered in the new Sonata include lane change assist, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic headlights.

Many different active safety features are included in the new Sonata to reduce the risk of an accident while improving driver confidence. Drivers can take advantage of features that include lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. The driver aids aren't available on the SE, Eco, Sport, or Sport 2.0T. The Sonata also performed well in crash tests that were performed.

If you're interested in checking out the new 2019 Hyundai Sonata, contact or visit our dealership today to schedule a test drive. You can also learn more information about current specials that are available at Glassman Hyundai in the Detroit area as we continue serving Southfield Detroit Waterford.

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