Why 2018 Hyundai Sonata Stands Out in the Crowd


Hyundai Sonata has always been a dream car for many. Hyundai has kept this front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-door sedan upgrading to maintain its fascinating appearance and performance on road. This year the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has got many more features and goodies loaded under its hood to stand out in the crowd.

Exterior Styling

At the Riverside Hyundai dealership, we saw the 2018 edition of the Hyundai Sonata that has changed for good with a more refined design for its exterior with linear, modern curves. The 2018 model now have a new signature grille that cascades down in an even flow. The headlights and the LED daytime running lights lit up the Sonata day and night as it moves.

The rear got reframed too. Starting from the side windows to the taillights, all the lines gets thinner bringing a more aggressive appeal. The position of the trunk release latch has been changed and it has now got hidden behind the rear Hyundai emblem to give it a neat look. With an updated amount of chrome the 2018 Hyundai Sonata shines through its way.


The interior cabin of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata gets plusher in its look with the upholstery that got upgraded this year along with a round of useful accessories. The controls for the infotainment system and other car functionalities are placed near the driver making them easily accessible to use.

Powertrains for 2018

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is powered by the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that remains unchanged for the 2018. For all trim models the new transmission option is that of new an eight-speed automatic transmission. The other engine option is the 2.0-liter turbo engine with the same support of an 8-speed automatic transmission to attain better gear ratios irrespective of driven at lower speed or at the top. The 2.0T trims are given new 18-inch rims as an upgrade for this year.

Technology and Connectivity Features

Introducing the Blue Link, Hyundai has already established successfully a better option for in-car connectivity to be used among the drivers. But for 2018, what comes as a new feature is that, now the drivers can stay connected to the car at all times, and for this they don’t need to be present in the cabin. Additionally with installation of the Amazon Echo, one can enjoy the facility of accessing to the remote features of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata at any time and from anywhere provided they carry along with them the Echo device.

Higher Safety Features

The safety features installed in the Hyundai Sonata 2018 proves that safety has never been neglected by Hyundai. The lengthy safety features in tune with driver assists ease out the burden of driving a vehicle with a constant fear of maintaining safety. The list includes a sound vehicle stability management, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and many more.

Summing Up

Our first test drive with the 2018 Hyundai Sonata was at the Riverside Hyundai dealership that left a strong impression of a splendid driving capability with its powertrain, while the cabin was inviting enough to make you like it at the very first glance.

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