The 2020 Sonata is hot off the heels of its official debut, but while many aspects of the car have been revealed, the lone item that has eluded detection is just how much the Sonata will go for when it begins making its way to dealerships. Hyundai has formally revealed this information today, and those looking for maximum amounts of value, content, and style will be pleased with what they find when they have a chance to formally slip behind the wheel.
The base SE model for example starts at $24,330, and is designed to take the fight to rivals like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and the Chevrolet Malibu. The $25,500 SEL model ups the ante when it comes to value focused equipment, and arrives with a standard 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that makes 191 horsepower and comes bundled with an eight speed automatic transmission. The combination is enough to help the SEL achieve 32 mpg combined in mixed driving. Standard features include a comprehensive suite of driver aides that has welcome features such as forward collision avoidance, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control and so much more. An optional $1,200 convivence package adds features such as a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, and even an auto dimming driver mirror. Buyers can further build on these welcome features by equipping the $1,850 premium package which brings a 12 speaker Bose audio system and a heated leather wrapped steering wheel.
Opt for either package, and you can add the $1,000 panoramic sunroof which includes a transparent top and even LED interior lighting to help give more of an upscale look to the cabin. Lastly, the $950 Drive Guidance system brings a 10.25 inch touchscreen navigation system and highway assist but it requires you to equip the car with both the premium package and the fore-mentioned sunroof. We consider this a relatively livable cost to pay considering that the infotainment system is one of the best we have ever used from a Hyundai product.
Stepping up to the SEL Plus package raises the price to $28,380, but buyers gain a 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder with 180 horsepower and spicier driving manners. The only available package here in this particular trim is the $2,750 Tech package that includes items such as the panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting, 12 speaker Bose audio system, and even highway drive assist. Finally, the top of the line $33,300 Limited package mixes all the content from the prior packages with matrix style LED headlights, ventilated front seats, color for the heads up display, memory capability for the drivers seat and the mirrors, and a leatherette dashboard.
The 2020 Sonata is currently making its way to showrooms as we speak, and we even had the chance to drive a Sonata at Hyundai’s annual event at their Superior Township HATCI facility in Michigan, so be sure to stay tuned for a comprehensive first drive of that model in the near future.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.