Hyundai launched their 2018 Sonata model that stood as an exemplary vehicle boasting a sense of reliability not every family four-door vehicle can provide that are listed in the same class. The occupants could feel it just by having an external look that they are in safe hands because of its sturdy structure. The cabin has an extra edge of stability to keep the passengers comfortable while a wide range of safety features including both active and passive have been installed to keep them safe in every driving condition.
Here’s a brief list of what you find in the from Hyundai as shared by the Riverside Hyundai dealer
To boost up the sales, Hyundai worked harder on almost every exterior element of the Sonata 2018 edition going ahead of the A-pillars. The front end is turned more muscular now with the maw blending into the Hyundai’s new grille design that cascades with a lower fascia. The new headlights, a reshaped hood, the rear with a new trunk lid with taillights and a bumper all add up creating a stunning effect.
The slightly retouched interior is now having a new center stack that retains its earlier intuitive layout but has employed new set of sophisticated knobs and controls that makes it easy for the driver to manage the inner cabin better with an enhanced grip on the new three-spoke steering wheel.
The standard interior features include a proximity key, a push-button start, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat and a USB port in the rear passenger seats. The 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is well integrated with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Among the lengthy list of active-safety features, you find the automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic headlights, and a blind-spot monitoring system, as standard ones on all trim levels.
The Overall Performance
The 2018 Sonata models are based on the same trio pack of four-cylinder engines with 178-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter, 185-hp 2.4-liter, and 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter options. They perform equally well on flat highways, curvy mountainous roads, and in busy city streets.
The new Smart mode gets switched automatically into the Eco, Comfort, and Sport programming depending upon the driving style and weather conditions. it has the ability to serve up automatically choosing the best gear on a given situation. Irrespective of the driving mode, the transmission starts swapping cogs with no prominent drivetrain lash.
According to the Hyundai dealer in Riverside, the new transmission has raised the numbers of EPA fuel-economy to a whopping 23 mpg in the cities and 32 mpg on highways that goes up from 22/31 mpg. The Eco trim proved to be the quickest and the most efficient among all other Sonatas and probably that is the reason why Hyundai made the model pick up 1 mpg on the highway rating.
With a quiet and more than comfortable cabin, with an easy-to-use infotainment system, a set of standard driver assistance system and an array of safety features, the Sonata models in 2018 acquired too many reasons to top the list of favorites to many.