Glassman Review: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Overview

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a sedan that has a lineup of seven trims. Under the hood, this car offers two turbocharged engines and a naturally aspirated engine. In addition to delivering solid performance, the Sonata boasts high-tech connectivity features, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Leather-appointed front seats with climate control are among the many luxurious amenities in the Sonata. Glassman Hyundai in Southfield Michigan offers detailed reviews on this model that's designed for families.

Interior

Available in the Sonata Limited 2.0T, an 8.0-inch touch screen shows directions on a GPS navigation system. This premium model also includes a complimentary trial to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. A 2018 Sonata review has information on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. Music can be enjoyed on the Infinity sound system that has nine speakers. Glassman Hyundai in Southfield Michigan can explain the benefits of other high-tech amenities that are installed in the Sonata. This sedan includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology. Additionally, the Blue Link system comes with several mobile applications that can be used to remotely control and monitor the car. A Glassman review also covers the wireless charging system that's compatible with select smartphones and other mobile gadgets.

Exterior

Working in sync with an electronic proximity key, a hands-free trunk is available in the Hyundai Sonata. This smart trunk automatically opens when it senses the key within a few feet. Glassman Hyundai will surely mention the rear spoiler and rear diffuser that add some aggressive styling to the vehicle. Chrome covers the exhaust system that's available with single, dual or quad designs. A shark-fin antenna further accentuates the aerodynamic profile of this sporty sedan. A Glassman review of the Sonata highlights the Dynamic Bending Lights, which provide good illumination on curved roads. The Automatic High Beam Assist takes the hassle out of manually switching between high and low beams on dark roads. LED bulbs are installed in the car's daytime running lights and tail lights. Having a tilt-and-slide design, the power sunroof is another premium installation in this Hyundai model.

Mechanical

The Hyundai Sonata is equipped with traditional MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front suspension system. This sedan has a rear suspension system that includes a multi-link independent design. A column-mounted motor-driven power steering (C-MDPS) is standard in most models. A rack-mounted motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) is installed in the Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T. These premium models have sport-tuned steering systems that generate good leverage for sharp turns and other swift maneuvers. A 2018 Sonata review also provides data on the sport-tuned suspension system that provides excellent shock absorption on any paved road. Glassman Hyundai will mention that this car has a turning circle of only 35.8 feet, which is optimized for urban and suburban settings.

Powertrain

Having a naturally aspirated induction system, the 2.4 L engine in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata produces up to 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Standard in the Eco trim, a 1.6 L engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger generates a maximum of 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Also having a twin-scroll turbocharger, a 2.0 L engine yields a peak output of 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in the Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models. All of the engines are linked to a gasoline direct injection (GDI) mechanism that delivers a precise volume of fuel for each combustion cycle. The Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) technology controls the intake of fuel into the valves. A 2018 Sonata review covers the details of the six-speed automatic transmission system that includes the signature SHIFTRONIC technology. Exclusively installed in the Eco model, the EcoShift transmission system offers seven gear speeds that are controlled by a dual-clutch mechanism. The patented SHIFTRONIC function is also integrated into this advanced transmission. Additionally, the Drive Mode Select is compatible with both transmissions. As expected of a sedan, the Sonata rolls on a conventional front-wheel drive.

Safety

The Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) in the Hyundai Sonata issues audible and visible alerts when another vehicle is detected in the driver's blind zone. Paired with the BSD, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert scans for any cars that may be approaching from behind. With some help from the Lane Change Assist, the driver can find the right time to make a switch into an adjacent lane. The Lane Departure Warning will come on if a lane change is done without the use of the appropriate turn signal indicator. Additionally, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has the Lane Keep Assist, which calibrates the steering system in order to prevent a side collision. Glassman Hyundai will be thrilled to talk about the car's Automatic Emergency Braking, which lowers the risk of a forward collision. A Glassman review of the Sonata also includes information on the Smart Cruise Control that comes with an automatic start/stop feature. This premium Hyundai sedan can be equipped with the Rear Parking Assist System that scans the surroundings for stationary obstacles. Some other safety features that are standard in the Sonata include the Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management.

Glassman Hyundai in Southfield Michigan invites local customers to test drive the 2018 Sonata. Clients can try the SE, Eco, Sport 2.0T and other trims that are available for this Hyundai sedan.

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