Hyundai Plays It Safe with Refreshed 2018 Sonata
Hyundai has lofty goals for its popular Sonata and has debuted the refreshed sedan at the New York Auto Show.
The Korean automaker is aiming to “define the benchmark” for the mid-sized family sedan segment, which isn’t easy when you’re going up against such strong sellers as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Addressing one of the biggest complaints with the previous Sonata, the topline powertrain option, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, now gets paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission (two more gears than before). Sport trim models get slightly different exterior styling, a mesh grille, and bigger wheels to differentiate it from the regular Sonata.
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