2018 Hyundai Sonata - What's New

2018 Hyundai Sonata – Redesigned


The Sonata is redesigned for 2018.




2018 Sonata Summary of Changes

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CHANGE FROM (’17MY)

 

CHANGE TO 
(’18MY)

NOTES

Mechanical

Transmission (2.0T only)

6-speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed A/T on 2.0T models

Adds ratio range at top and bottom of output speeds

Steering System

Improved ride & handling

Torsion bar stiffness increased by 12 percent

Improves steering response and feel

Steering System

Improved ride & handling

New steering calibration

Improves responsiveness and on-center steering feel

Rear Suspension

Improved ride & handling

Trailing arms thickness increased by 21 percent

Improves ability to manage heavy suspension loads

Rear Suspension

Improved ride & handling

New bushings

Improves ride compliance w/ quicker response times

Exterior

Sheet metal changes

Significant styling refresh

New sheet metal:

  • Hood
  • Front Fenders
  • Trunk

Bold, distinctive & advanced redesign

Design changes

Significant styling refresh

New non-sheet metal:

  • Front & Rear Fascia
  • Headlights
  • Taillights
  • Front Grille

Bold, distinctive & advanced redesign

Wheels

Significant styling refresh

New 16, 17 & 18-inch wheel designs

Bold, distinctive & advanced redesign

Sunroof

Panoramic Sunroof

Standard on Limited 2.0T

Conventional Sunroof

Improves weight and real world fuel economy

Headlights

HID Xenon Headlights

Avail. Limited; Std. Limited 2.0T

LED Headlights

Std. Limited & Limited 2.0T

HID headlights replaced with LED headlights

Interior

Center Stack Design

Significant styling refresh

New center stack design

Adds dimension & visual appeal

Steering Wheel

Four-spoke steering wheel

Three-spoke S/W

More modern design

Heated Steering Wheel

Not available

Available

Available on Limited;

Standard on Limited 2.0T

 

Multimedia

Navigation System

AVN 4.0 (800 MHz single core)

AVN 5.0 (1GHz dual core)

Available on Limited;

Standard on Limited 2.0T

Improved processor;

AM/FM/XM mixed presets;

New Bird’s Eye View (tilted perspective navigation)

Navigation System

Not available

HERE HD Traffic (Real-time Traffic Service)

In addition to SiriusXM® Travel Link® (3-month trial)

Does not require paid subscription

Wireless phone charging

Not available

Available

Available on Limited;

Standard on Limited 2.0T

Combined with AVN- equipped models for more charging options

Rear USB Charge Port

Not available

Available

Std. on SEL trim & higher

 

Blue Link Connected Care

1-year trial

3-year period

On models equipped w/ BL

Blue Link Remote Package

3-month trial w/ credit card (CC)

3-year period w/o CC

On models equipped w/ BL

Blue Link Guidance Package

3-month trial w/ credit card (CC)

3-year period w/o CC

On models equipped w/ BL & navigation

Safety

Blind Spot Detection w/ Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist

Std. on Limited & Limited 2.0T

Standard

High demand feature

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Avail. Limited; Std. Limited 2.0T

Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)

Avail. on SEL & Limited;

Standard on Limited 2.0T

LDW adds Keep Assist function

Colors

Gray Exterior Color

Shale Gray Metallic

Machine Gray

All-new for 18MY

Blue Exterior Color

Nouveau Blue

Electric Blue

 

Black Interior Color (Cloth + Leather)

Not available on non-Sport trims

Available on all trims

 

 

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