The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata is part of a shrinking crowd of mid-size family sedans, as the Chrysler 200 is history and other familiar models, like the Ford Fusion, soon will be. The sedans that remain, however, aren’t slouches; recent redesigns of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord improved both models. On the floor of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, however, the 2020 Sonata seems poised to offer a strong challenge to those two top-selling models.
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The Sonata has a shorter, wider version of the current car’s grille, but the car’s exterior introduces a lot of different, interesting design elements. A few have to do with lighting; the daytime running lights fade into the chrome trim strips running along the front fenders, and a strip of LEDs stretch across the trunk lid. The doors also get some interesting creases on the lower sections that add visual interest to the car’s flanks.