3 FAQS About the Hyundai Sonata


Hyundai first introduced the Sonata model back in 1985, however it wasn't until 1989 that the first of these models graced American showrooms. In the decades that followed, the Sonata quickly became one of our country's most popular midsize sedans. The Hyundai Sonata is a class leader due to its offering a well-built interior boasting the best in comfort and features. Of course, despite the general popularity of the Hyundai Sonata, there are still a lot of people who are new to the brand. If you're like this, then we'd like to illuminate some of the best qualities in the latest Hyundai Sonatas with a quick FAQ rundown. Continue reading to learn more about the Hyundai Sonata and to see if its the right vehicle pick for you and your Chicago household:


3 FAQs About the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Available in Chicago


1. How many engine options are there for the Sonata? The latest Sonata comes with three four-cylinder engine options. The base trim of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The next level up engine, found in the 2.0T trims, is a turbocharged 2.0-liter that generates 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This one is paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged 1.6-liter generates 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque and is specific to the Sonata Eco trim. and comes paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.


2. Is the Sonata competitive when it comes to technology features? The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is incredibly competitive when it comes to what it offers technology-wise. Every model comes standard with an upgraded touchscreen display with an interactive infotainment system. This system includes the ability to connect via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so that Chicago owners can easily access their phone contacts, podcasts, albums, navigation tools, and more. The Sonata comes standard with a USB charging port up front but Chicago Hyundai car buyers can upgrade the vehicle's charging capabilities with an available Qi wireless charging pad in the front-row and a new second-row USB charging port. 


3. How spacious is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata? Even the tallest of passengers will enjoy the amount of room they have in the latest version of the Sonatas. This model boasts one of the roomiest cabins in the midsize class as all occupants will enjoy ample head, leg, and shoulder room no matter where they are sitting. And that space doesn't stop in the cabin! All recent Sonata models boast expansive trunk space, with models of the most recent generation of Sonatas offering an incredible 16.3 cubic feet of cargo hauling opportunities. You'll also find a nice mix of other in-cabin storage options, like spacious door pockets and a deep, two-tiered armrest storage bin that offers plenty of room for all your small and medium-sized items. There's also a front media bin that can be equipped with that available wireless smartphone charging pad. 


Test Drive the 2018 Hyundai Sonata & Browse Outstanding Used Sonatas at Your Local Chicago Hyundai Dealership


Have we answered your major questions about the Sonata model? Or maybe you want to see some of the features and capabilities for yourself? In either case, our team at McGrath City Hyundai is here for you! Come down and visit our dealership at 6750 W. Grand Avenue to talk to our friendly sales representatives and learn more about this outstanding midsize sedan and browse (and test drive) our wide selection of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai Sonata models. 





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