2019 Hyundai Sonata

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2019 Hyundai Sonata
2019 Hyundai Sonata

Key specs

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The good:

  • Handling and steering
  • Optional 2.0-liter turbo’s zip
  • Quiet interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Features for the money
  • User-friendly media system

The bad:

  • Most safety tech not offered on all models
  • Base engine just adequate
  • Sport trim with base engine
  • Mid-pack interior quality

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Three gas engines, including two turbos
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Hyundai Sonata review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that seats up to five. It comes in gas, gas-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The gas version offers three engines: a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 178-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder; and a 245-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models have a 154-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but while the hybrid has a 1.76-kilowatt-hour battery, the plug-in hybrid has a larger 9.8-kwh battery pack. The plug-in hybrid can travel up to 28 miles on electric power alone, the EPA says.

Sonata competitors include the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. A redesigned Sonata is slated to debut as a 2020 model.

What’s New on the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The Sonata Hybrid Limited adds automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and an electronic parking brake.

What Features in the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Are Most Important?

Standard features include air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split, folding backseat, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

Upscale options include hands-free trunk operation, LED headlights and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, navigation with a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and an Infinity premium stereo.

Should I Buy the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The Sonata is quiet, comfortable and has user-friendly technology, but its base four-cylinder is just adequate, and the sedan’s interior quality could be better. The availability of efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions is a plus, but there are some good mid-size sedans available — it’s worth your while to check out the competition and find the one that best fits your needs.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Funday Hyundai

Love my pre-owned car! Handles well on the road. Took it to CT and back to NH this weekend and it was so smooth. So far so good!


Great car low mileAge cheap notes

So far this car has exceeded all my standards I had set out for my price range. My insurance and payments are low enough and I love it


Can't get much better than this!

I was cross-shopping this car with the Kia Optima and this was the clear winner. For the same price as the Kia, you're getting some great features. Key features include dual automatic climate control, apple car play, push-button start, and a heated steering wheel. To get a heated steering wheel on a $24,000 car is unheard of! The feature I enjoy most is the remote climate control from the mobile app. It's so convenient. I'm not sure how I will ever live without it! I owned this car for a little over a year and driven it about 8,000 miles with no issues. The ride quality is great! Not too soft and not too stiff. A nice balance. The 2.4 four-cylinder engine will surprise you. It's not a race car, but it has enough pep around town and passing power on the highway. The interior is surprisingly roomy. The trunk could be a bit bigger but that's the price you pay for some good interior room. I'm about 5'10 and I can fit comfortably in the driver's seat with a rear-facing car seat behind me. The perfect family sedan in my opinion! The only thing this car is missing is LED headlights. The halogen projectors are still pretty good. Overall this car is a winner! With Kia and Hyundai killing it right now who needs an overpriced Honda or Toyota?!

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