The base engine offered on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a 1.6-liter I4 that makes 178 hp @ 5500 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm. It is mated to a 7-Speed Automatic. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata takes 7.35 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in 15.95 seconds.

Another engine available here is a 2-liter I4 that makes 245 hp @ 6000 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. @ 1350 rpm. It is mated to a 8-Speed Automatic. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata takes only 7.35 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 15.95 seconds.

Another engine available here is a 2.4-liter I4 that makes 185 hp @ 6000 rpm and 178 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-Speed Automatic. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata takes only 7.35 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 15.95 seconds.

Finally, the 2.4-liter Gas here is the final engine on offer. Mated to a 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic, this engine generates 185 hp @ 6000 rpm and 178 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata achieves a 0-60 time of 7.35 seconds, while maintaining a 15.95 seconds quarter-mile time.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SEL+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) w/Prod. End 5/18
Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SEL+ SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
+2 More
6.8 sec---
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
7.9 sec---
SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) w/Prod. End 5/18
7.4 sec15.8 sec123 mph120 ft.
SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) w/Prod. End 5/18
Sport+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) w/Prod. End 5/18
Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) w/Prod. End 5/18
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) w/Prod. End 5/18
SEL Plus 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
+2 More
6.8 sec16.1 sec123 mph120 ft.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata tries its best to outclass the likes of the 2018 Subaru WRX, the 2018 Kia Stinger, and the 2018 Honda Civic but falls short. Its 0-60 number is respectable for the class and only falls behind the leaders here by only 2 seconds.

However, after the initial demonstration of performance, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata falls behind the class. As far as quarter-mile numbers are concerned, it falls to last place. The 2.15 takes the stage here, with a lead of 2018 Audi A4 seconds over the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.
Performance of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata during the emergency braking test was subpar for the class. The 2018 Acura TLX carries the best braking performance for the class with 118 feet, that is 120 feet better than the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Ford Fusion5.3 sec----
2018 Subaru WRX5.2 - 5.5 sec----
2018 Kia Stinger4.4 - 6.6 sec----
2018 Honda Civic5.8 sec----
2018 Acura TLX5.7 - 6 sec14.5 sec126 mph-118 ft.
2018 Audi A45.1 - 7 sec13.8 sec130 mph152 ft.-
2018 Nissan Maxima6.1 sec----
2018 Chevrolet Malibu6.3 sec----
2018 Ford Focus6.3 sec----
2018 Hyundai Elantra6.3 sec----
2018 Honda Accord5.5 - 7.6 sec----
2018 Acura ILX6.6 sec----
2018 Kia Optima6.8 sec----
2018 Mazda 66.4 - 7.2 sec----
2018 Toyota Camry5.8 - 7.9 sec----
2018 Mazda 37 - 7.2 sec----
2018 Volkswagen Passat5.9 - 8.4 sec----
2018 Hyundai Sonata6.8 - 7.9 sec15.8 - 16.1 sec123 mph-120 ft.
2018 Ford Fusion hybrid Sedan7.8 sec----
2018 Nissan Altima8 sec----
2018 Volkswagen Jetta8.2 sec----
2018 Chevrolet Cruze8.4 sec----
2018 Nissan Sentra7 - 10.4 sec----
2018 Subaru Legacy8.6 - 8.8 sec----
2018 Subaru Impreza8.8 sec----
2018 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan8.9 sec----
2018 Toyota Corolla9.9 - 12 sec----

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2017 Hyundai Sonata 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Sport w/Black Leather 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Sport 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
+2 More
6.8 sec

2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Subaru WRX5.2 sec---
2017 Volvo S604.7 - 5.2 sec---
2017 Ford Fusion5.1 - 5.3 sec---
2017 Kia Optima6.8 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Malibu5.7 - 6.3 sec---
2017 Mazda 36.8 - 7.2 sec---
2017 Toyota Corolla9.5 - 12 sec---
2017 Hyundai Sonata6.8 sec---
2017 Toyota Camry hybrid Sedan7.2 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel Sedan8 - 8.4 sec---
2017 Ford Fusion Energi Sedan7.8 - 8 sec---
2017 Buick Regal Sedan6.3 sec---
2017 Subaru Impreza8.4 - 9 sec---
2017 Honda Civic5.8 sec---
2017 Ford Focus6.3 sec---
2017 Toyota Camry5.8 - 8.5 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Cruze8.4 sec---
2017 Nissan Altima8 sec---
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer8 - 8.2 sec---
2017 Hyundai Elantra6.3 - 8.3 sec---
2017 Buick Verano6.1 sec---
2017 Ford Fusion hybrid Sedan7.8 - 8.9 sec---
2017 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan7.9 - 8.9 sec---
2017 Volkswagen Passat8.4 sec---
2017 Honda Accord5.7 sec14.7 sec155 mph135 ft.
2017 Volkswagen Jetta7.7 - 8.2 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid Sedan7.4 sec---
2017 Nissan Sentra10.4 sec---
2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan11.1 sec---

2016 Hyundai Sonata 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Sport w/Black Leather 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 9/30
Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Sport 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
+2 More
8.8 sec
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
7.2 sec
4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
10.2 sec

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPH
2016 Toyota Camry7.1 - 8 sec
2016 Chrysler 2007.5 sec
2016 Mazda 67 - 7.4 sec
2016 Hyundai Accent9 sec
2016 Nissan Maxima5.7 - 7 sec
2016 Nissan Altima7.3 - 8.2 sec
2016 Hyundai Elantra8.6 - 9.5 sec
2016 Subaru Legacy6.6 - 8.9 sec
2016 Ford Fusion9.5 sec
2016 Kia Optima6.8 - 9.1 sec
2016 Volkswagen Passat5.7 - 8 sec
2016 Honda Accord5.8 - 7.6 sec
2016 Chevrolet Malibu6.1 - 8.1 sec
2016 Hyundai Sonata7.2 - 10.2 sec
2016 Volkswagen CC6.1 - 8.1 sec
2016 Hyundai Azera6.2 - 7.8 sec
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