2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL l Chicago Illinois

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL | Chicago Illinois

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Overview

The past few years have seen the Hyundai Sonata become ensconced in the top tier of the highly competitive mid-size sedan market, as it continued to be refined as an affordable, comfortable, and likeable choice-with outstanding warranty coverage. And with a complete facelift for the 2018 model year, towards the end of the seventh production cycle, the Sonata has only gotten better. Five trims are available, with the mid-tier one being the SEL. Striking a balance between affordability and being handsomely equipped, the SEL is an attractive Sonata model to go with.

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Interior

With seating for up to five people, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL has a passenger volume of 106.1 cubic feet. Cargo volume is measured at 16.3 cubic feet, with the capability to extend it into the cabin by folding the rear bench-style seat. Front seating includes a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, as well as heating capability. For infotainment, the Sonata SEL receives a six-speaker stereo system, which includes a 7-inch color touchscreen (new for the model year), AM/FM radio tuner, a single-disc CD/MP3 player, HD Radio, a free three-month SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for controlling the stereo unit with your smartphone, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming. A three-year complimentary subscription to the Blue Link Connected Care and Remote suites of services-which includes automatic collision notification, emergency and roadside assistance, hands-free text messaging, and vehicle health monitoring-is now compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Other standard comfort and convenience features on the Sonata SEL include a charge-only USB port, steering wheel-mounted controls, proximity key entry with push-button engine start, and a 4.2-inch color trip computer with custom settings.

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Exterior

Taking cues from the hugely popular exterior design of the previous production cycle, which lasted from 2009 to 2014, the Sonata has a sleeker, more streamlined profile. Also, the Sonata retains its unibody high-tensile steel construction for a combination of the body and chassis, rather than bolting pieces on the frame for less integrity and sturdiness. The cascading front grille is flanked by projector headlights, which can automatically switch on or off depending on amount of outside light. LED daytime running lights are integrated into the headlights for increasing conspicuity when driving. On the front doors is a pair of fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors with turn-signal indicators. The SEL rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL | Chicago Illinois

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Mechanical/Powertrain

Powering the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, which generates 185 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 178 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. It is hitched to a 6-speed automatic transmission for ultimate convenience, with SHIFTRONIC technology included for offering you the ability to shift gears on demand (similar to a manual transmission). A MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension keep the ride smooth and bump-free. And the column-mounted motor-driven power steering-which draws power from a steering-mounted electric motor, rather than from the engine-ensures a turning circle diameter of 35.6 feet.

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Safety

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL has dual front impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and a pair of roof-mounted side curtain airbags for restraint and cushioning during a collision. The power four-wheel disc brakes-which keep stopping distances short-is accompanied by an anti-lock brake system for preventing wheel lock-up when the brake pedal is suddenly pressed, electronic brake-force distribution for a balanced distribution of stopping force, and brake assist for additional stopping power. Also standard on the Sonata SEL are electronic vehicle stability control for keeping you on the intended driving path, traction control for preventing or mitigating skidding on slippery surfaces, a rearview camera for flashing a video image to monitor reverse driving, and blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist for an advanced sense of awareness of your surroundings. The remote keyless entry system comes with a panic alarm to keep thieves away.

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Additional Trim Level Information

Placed above the Sonata SEL is the Sport and Limited trims. True to its name, the Sport is a more racing-oriented model, with key features that include:

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Power tilt-and-slide moonroof
  • Sport-style bumpers, front grille, chrome-accented rocker panels, and rear diffuser

The Limited, which is more geared towards optimizing comfort and convenience, has the following key features:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Front-seat ventilating capability with 6-way power adjustability on the passenger seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

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