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Hyundai Sonata Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & Specs in Australia

Once a leading market segment in Australia, the choice in medium sedans is now slim pickings, but Hyundai is keeping the flame alive with its Sonata.

Now available in a single, highly-specified (and pricey) grade, the Sonata N Line won’t likely be found in Taxi fleets and executive car parks like its Toyota Camry and Mazda6 rivals.

What the Sonata does serve up however, is a punchy 213kW/422Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine which outmuscles even performance focused models like the Skoda Octavia RS.

The line-up currently starts at $55,500 for the Sonata N Line and ranges through to $55,500 for the range-topping Sonata N Line.

Hyundai Sonata Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Sonata here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Will the push-button gear selector deteriorate when its frequently used?

    Cars have a range of what interior designers call touch-points and these include both the controls and the surfaces you touch just by sitting in the car (the seat, the armrest and so on). Modern cars and materials are much better at getting these surfaces to withstand constant use and contact, but even then, sometimes the little icons can fade or wear off altogether.

    It's much less common today, of course, but one thing that hasn’t changed is grimy hands (although Covid has led to generally cleaner hands around the world) so cleaning these touch-points is also important for hygiene and clarity. Something to bear in mind is that, unlike a cruise-control or stereo button, you will probably only touch the gear selector twice every journey (once when you start the car and move off, and the second when you set it to Park and switch the engine off).

    Electronics not ageing gracefully is a whole other subject and one that continues to confound some manufacturers. And even though this technology improves with every new generation, the move to electronic control for basic functions often seems like a backward step. Show the owner of a new four-wheel-drive, with a rotary dial to select the driveline settings, an older off-roader with a simple, foolproof mechanical lever to shift between two and four-wheel-drive and you’ll leave them wishing for the good old days.

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  • Hyundai Sonata 2015: Reversing camera out of alignment

    Something apparently changed when they replaced the head unit. Was the replacement the same as the old one? I don’t doubt the claim that the camera itself can’t be adjusted, but something has changed and what that is needs to be established so it can be fixed. Take it back to the dealer and ask them to have another look and find a solution.

    Sometimes dealers don’t go the extra mile to fix a problem, they can be more focussed on getting the car out the door.

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  • Should I buy a Hyundai Sonata?

    Comfortable, smooth, fuss-free, with plenty of room inside and a huge boot. It has 5-star safety and comes with a good warranty. It’s a good choice.

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  • Bull bar for a Sonata?

    I'm not aware of anyone doing a bar for the Sonata. I would suggest you call the bar manufacturers directly, they might be able to point you in the right direction.

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Hyundai Sonata Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Sonata varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $55,500 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Sedan 2.5L, —, 8 SP AUTO $55,500 $55,500
2023 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $47,850 $59,070
2022 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $46,310 $54,780
2021 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,650 $53,680
2020 Sedan 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,220 $51,370
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Hyundai Sonata Colours

The Sonata N Line comers in six colours including 'Ultimate Red Metallic', 'Aero Silver Matte' and 'Serenity White Mica'.

  • Ultimate Red
  • Abyss Black
  • Serenity White
  • Nocturne Grey
  • Aero Silver Matte
  • Biophilic Ink
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Sonata Interior

The Sonata N Line's cabin has been updated with modern tech touches such as double 12.3-inch screens for media and driving instruments, while the gear shifter has been relocated to the steering column freeing up space on the centre console for storage. Sporty seats clad in suede and Nappa leather upholstery complete a premium looking cockpit.

Hyundai Sonata Interior

Hyundai Sonata Engine

The Sonata N Line has a 2.5-litre four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine making 213kW and 422Nm.

Hyundai Sonata Engine

Hyundai Sonata Accessories

The Sonata N Line comes standard with suede and Nappa leather seats, a leather steering wheel, sunroof, dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and LED headlights.

New for 2024 are the two 12.3-inch curved screens for media and driving instruments, a digital climate control display, LED ambient lighting, a hands-free boot lid and the LED strip which skirts the bonnet of the car - Hyundai calls this the 'Seamless Horizon'.

Hyundai Sonata Accessories

Hyundai Sonata Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Sonata Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Sedan 1445x1860x4910 mm 135 mm
2023 Sedan 1445x1860x4900 mm 135 mm
2022 Sedan 1445x1860x4900 mm 135 mm
2021 Sedan 1445x1860x4900 mm 135 mm
2020 Sedan 1475x1865x4855 mm 135 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Sonata Dimensions

Hyundai Sonata Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Sonata is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.1L/100km for Sedan /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L 8 SP AUTO
2023 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L 8 SP AUTO
2023 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L 8 SP AUTO
2022 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 8.3L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Sonata Pricing and Specs for 2024

Hyundai Sonata Wheel Size

The Hyundai Sonata has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x40 R19 9 for Sedan in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Sedan 245x40 R19 9 245x40 R19 9
2023 Sedan 245x40 R19 9 245x40 R19 9
2022 Sedan 245x40 R19 9 245x40 R19 9
2021 Sedan 245x40 R19 9 245x40 R19 9
2020 Sedan 215x55 R17 9 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 9 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Sonata Wheel Sizes

Hyundai Sonata Boot Space

The Sonata N Line has a cargo capacity of 480 litres.

Hyundai Sonata Boot space

Hyundai Sonata Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Sonata has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2023 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2022 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2021 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
2020 Sedan 1300kg 1400kg
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Hyundai Sonata Seats

The Sonata N Line is a five-seater, four-door sedan.

Hyundai Sonata Speed

The 0-100km/h the Sonata N Line is approximately seven seconds. Top speed is 250km/h.

Hyundai Sonata Range

The Sonata N Line has a range of approximately 740km.