2018 Hyundai Sonata: Top Five Surprising Facts [Video]

2018 Sonata

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been significantly upgraded with several exterior updates. Hyundai invited TFLcar to test their newest offering in San Diego, California – and, while we can’t discuss driving impressions until July 17th, we can tell you what Hyundai did to update the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid, along with the 1.6-liter, turbocharged equipped Sonatas were unavailable to test. These Hyundai Sonatas will be available by the end of the summer (1.6-turbo) or early 2018 (2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and plug-in hybrid). The hybrid and hybrid plug-in are built in Korea and the other models are built in Alabama.

2018 Sonata

Competing in a shrinking, yet still competitive class, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata goes toe-to-toe against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata has been in our North American market since 1989 and, since then, 2.8-million have been sold. The Hyundai Sonata makes up 31-percent of all Hyundais sold.

Here is a preview of what our video in store for you:

2018 Sonata
  • Revised eight-speed automatic (the powerplant is a carryover)
  • Updated interior and infotainment
  • Upgraded rear suspension
  • Hidden trunk release
  • Significantly revised exterior design

In this video, we get a chance to get some wheel time and find a few surprises!

2018 Sonata

Nathan Adlen
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.