Now in its eighth generation, the Hyundai Sonata brings a bit of edge back to the brand.
Now in its eighth generation, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata gets a whole lot of new.
It's been completely redesigned this year, with new technology, sheet metal, suspension components and transmission.
For 2018 the Sonata gets a new "cascading grille" in the front. Not sure what waterfall the manufacturer has been looking at, but it's a pretty aggressive look.
The Sonata is available in SE, SEL, Sport and Limited trim with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine is the same as 2017, making 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, but the eight-speed automatic transmission is all new.
In the rear, the available LED taillights are trimmer for 2018 and the license plate has been moved lower. A soft-touch button in the center Hyundai logo opens the trunk.
Hyundai revised the rear suspension and steering system to improve responsiveness and handling.
Every trim level of the new Sonata comes standard with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assistant. A new lane keep assist technology is standard on the Limited 2.0T trim, which can guide the car back to the correct lane if the driver drifts across lane markers without signaling.
Hyundai's adaptive cruise control functions well in stop-and-go traffic, bringing the Sonata to a full stop behind a lead car and taking off again after a brief pause.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata starts at $22,050 for the base SE, but the top of the line Limited 2.0T moves that entry point up to $32,450. Keep scrolling for more photos of Hyundai's latest sedan.