One of the most popular and successful sedan models of all time is the Hyundai Sonata.
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan model that has been in production since 1985. The Sonata has always ranked near the top of its class. In recent years, the sales have been steadily declining. In terms of units sold, the seventh generation Sonata was the company’s worst selling generation in almost 15 years. Luckily, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is all-new and completely redesigned, marking a fresh start, and the beginning of the eighth generation Sonata. Hyundai expects the eighth generation Sonata to revive the Sonata model and get the model’s sales back on track.
What can we expect from the new Hyundai Sonata?
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata, which was introduced in March of 2019, is an all-new Sonata and the first model introduced for the eighth generation Sonata. Hyundai put an emphasis on expanding the standard safety technology that would be offered on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. These include some seriously advanced safety technology such as: adaptive cruise control, driver condition monitoring, forward collision-avoidance assistance, and more. The company is also offering other comfort features such as premium sound system options, navigation, and smartphone integration. With the 2020 Hyundai Sonata bringing in tons of features and being fully redesigned, it’s reasonable to suspect that the 2021 Sonata will be basically the same as the 2020 model year with some miniscule tweaks.
What users tell us about the new Hyundai Sonata
The 2020 and 2021 Sonata models have yet to be released to the public, but the 2019 Hyundai Sonata has received great reviews. This model is known for its tremendous value, because the 2019 Sonata is stocked full of technology and it offers several engine options. The 2020 and 2021 Sonata are coming in completely redesigned and building off of the great reviews of the 2019 model year, so it’s reasonable to conclude that the upcoming models are going to see tremendous success on the competitive mid-size sedan market. Especially since Hyundai has expanded on the Sonata’s already long list of standard and optional features.
2021 Sonata Facts
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata was a 2019 IIHS Top Safety pick, making it one of the safest models on the road. The 2020 Sonata added tons of standard safety features to an already tremendously safe model. It’s safe to assume the 2021 Sonata is set up perfectly to be another top safety pick.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata features a sleek, modern interior that ranks amongst the best in the Sonata’s class. This new model is also introducing some new interior features such as memory seats, memory mirrors, ventilated and heated seats, and standard leather upholstery. The 2021 Sonata figures to add to the already above-average interior making for an even more exciting drive. There is an infotainment screen with apple carplay and Android Auto.
The exterior was completely redesigned for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. The all-new Sonata model was inspired by Hyundai’s third-generation Sonata, but adds a sportier shape and style. The eighth generation Sonata is easily the most attractive style to date for this model.
The current 2019 Hyundai Sonata is most well-known for its quiet, comfortable drive. The 2021 Sonata will build off of the two modest engine options of the 2020 Sonata, and likely continue this trend of quiet, yet capable engines for the Sonata models.
J.D. Power and Associates gave the current Sonata model a three out of five stars for reliability. This is considered an average score, but the introduction of the all-new Sonata leaves the possibility of an improved score alive for the coming years.
Type of car:
The Hyundai Sonata is a front wheel drive mid-size car model, with its main competitors being the Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima, and the Toyota Camry. The Sonata consistently ranks near the top of its class along with these other models.
2021 Sonata Price and Expected Release Date
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata was introduced in South Korea in March of 2019. The wasn’t introduced in the United States until April 2019. It’s likely that Hyundai will unveil its new Sonata model to the United States around April of 2020. The manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata started at $22,650. The 2020 and 2021 Sonata models are likely to start out around that price for their base trims.
With the all-new design of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Is it worth it to wait for the 2021 Sonata, which may include minimal changes?