Riverside Hyundai Shoppers First Look At The 2019 Hyundai Sonata

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that impresses buyers at dealerships like the Riverside Hyundai dealership with its smooth ride, spacious seats, sizeable trunk, and a long list of comfort and technology features. And you can buy the Sonata at a price that’s less than you’d pay for many rival sedans, so you get great value for the money. If you’ve been looking for a midsize sedan, the 2019 Sonata is a solid choice.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is offered in seven different trim levels, listed as SE, Eco, SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T. Additionally, there’s a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that aren’t covered in this review.


Powering the SE, SEL, Sport and Limited trims is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T trims get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates an impressive 245 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, matched to an eight-speed automatic. Under the hood of the Eco trim is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four that’s good for 178 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway.* The SE trim gets 1 mpg more on the highway. The 2.0-liter turbo-four returns 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway. The fuel-sipping Eco trim checks in with an inspiring 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway.

Automotive reviewers give the 2019 Hyundai Sonata high marks, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “The Hyundai Sonata is a high-tech sedan that’s affordable and stylish. From attractively priced base models to high-end versions with class-above features, the 2019 Sonata has you covered, backed as always by an excellent 10-year powertrain warranty.”

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We particularly like the Sonata’s interior, which was redesigned for 2018. You’ll find a raised touchscreen that provides easy access to the controls. The knobs and buttons are logically organized and easy to use.

Standard features on the base SE trim include cloth seats, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, automatic headlights, cruise control, a stereo system with six speakers, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB smartphone connectivity.

At the top of the lineup, the Limited trim includes leather seats, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, driver-seat memory settings, a ventilated front-seat, a power passenger seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Standard safety features on the Limited include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata gets impressive scores in all crash tests. The NHTSA gave the Sonata its top marks of five stars in overall crash testing. The Sonata also received the top score of Good in all crash tests conducted by the IIHS.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.