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Hyundai Sonata 2018

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata range of configurations is currently priced from $18,999. Our most recent review of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata resulted in a score of 7.1 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: The Sonata's new look is unlikely to send it rocketing up the sales charts, but that's not what  it's all about here in Australia. Having said that, it comes with some useful improvements, especially in Active trim, with a few spec additions that make the Premium's almost 50 percent... er... premium on price look a bit stiff.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai Sonata: Quiet and refined, Excellent ride, A lot of car for the money

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Hyundai Sonata 2018 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 2018 Price and Specs

The Hyundai Sonata 2018 is currently available from $18,999 for the Sonata Premium up to $37,890 for the Sonata Premium.

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Hyundai Sonata Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Active Sedan 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO $16,900 $23,540
Premium Sedan 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO $26,800 $35,530
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 Interior

The Sonata interior scored a fresh dashboard design when it was last updated ion November 2017. This brought an 8.0-inch multimedia screen with in-built sat nav and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Premium variant scores leather trim, and you might be able to spot in the images that it also gets retractable door blinds in the rear doors. The Sonata is one of the more spacious mid-size sedans around.

Hyundai Sonata 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1865mm x 1475mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Hyundai Sonata 2018 Dimensions  include 1475mm height, 1865mm width, 4855mm length.
Hyundai Sonata Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Active Sedan 1475x1865x4855 mm 135 mm
Premium Sedan 1475x1865x4855 mm 135 mm
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Hyundai Sonata currently offers fuel consumption from 8.3 to 8.5L/100km. The Hyundai Sonata is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Hyundai Sonata Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Active Sedan 2.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.3L/100km
Premium Sedan 2.0L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
Premium Sedan 2.0L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Hyundai Sonata vary from 17x7 inches to 18x7.5 inches.

Hyundai Sonata Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Active Sedan 215x55 R17 9 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 9 17x7 inches
Premium Sedan 235x45 R18 9 18x7.5 inches 235x45 R18 9 18x7.5 inches
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 Towing capacity

The Hyundai Sonata has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Hyundai Sonata Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Active Sedan 2.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Premium Sedan 2.0L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 1300kg
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