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2019 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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Drivers who are in the market for a midsize sedan will want to take a closer look at the 2019 Hyundai Sonata. With striking looks and plenty of the latest safety and infotainment tech, this comfortable, composed car is a great vehicle for families, as well as a sophisticated daily commuter.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is available at five trim levels: SE, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Limited 2.0T.

What’s New for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

An all-new Hyundai Sonata will be released in 2020, which means the 2019 model largely carries over from the previous year and doesn’t offer any significant changes.


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Every trim of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata offers handsome looks. With the SEL, customers can upgrade to 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport grille, heated mirrors, and a hands-free trunk. The Limited 2.0T adds a sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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All 2019 Hyundai Sonata trims except for the Limited 2.0T feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Limited 2.0T carries a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Twin-Scroll Turbo engine, which is mated to a eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.


The 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE trim gets 26 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. The SEL, Sport, and Limited trims get 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined. The Limited 2.0T trim gets 23 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.


Even the 2019 Hyundai Sonata’s base SE trim offers an array of desirable interior features, including premium cloth seating, metal grain accents, a 7-inch color touch-screen display audio system, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone syncing. Higher trims add heated and ventilated leather front seats, wireless charging, a 10-speaker premium audio system, and a panoramic sunroof.

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The 2019 Hyundai Sonata provides an array of standard features to keep occupants safe. Advanced air bags and front and rear crumple-zone construction provide extra protection during collisions. Vehicle Stability Management, traction control, and brake assist offer extra control. A rearview camera and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist make it easier to maneuver the Sonata in parking lots and heavy traffic.