2023 Hyundai Sonata

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$27,395

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Key Spec of 2023 Hyundai Sonata
fuel economy

28/32/28

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Sharp and striking exterior design

Lacks comfort inside

No changes

Plenty of standard features and safety techs

Superb warranty coverage

Composed on-road manners

Commendable mpg figures

2023 Hyundai Sonata Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2022

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In the world of mid-size sedans, the Hyundai Sonata has become a household name due to its long presence since 1985. During the course of time in excess of three decades, the Sonata has coped well with the rising trends and advancements in technology due to timely upgrades made to the sedan. The car entered its 8th generation model back in 2019 and has remained majorly unchanged since. The car is built atop the Hyundai-Kia N3 which it shares with plenty of other Hyundai vehicles such as the Tucson and the Santa Cruz.

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Over All Rating

0.0

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Notable Rankings

#4 in Sedan


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Trims

SE$27,395 Est. onwards


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2022 Hyundai Sonata
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,144
Est. $368/mo
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$2,246 Below market
RMV: $29,390
Irving, TX
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,144
Est. $368/mo
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$2,246 Below market
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Irving, TX
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,185
Est. $369/mo
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$2,205 Below market
RMV: $29,390
Venice, FL
MSRP $27,785
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2022 Hyundai Sonata
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,224
Est. $369/mo
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$2,166 Below market
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Clermont, FL
MSRP $27,724
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,209
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Oklahoma City, OK
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,209
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Springfield, MO
MSRP $27,209
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,209
Est. $369/mo
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$2,181 Below market
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Springfield, MO
MSRP $27,209
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2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

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$27,235
Est. $369/mo
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$2,155 Below market
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Clearwater, FL
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Previous Price: $2773509 Jul 2022

2022 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,235
Est. $369/mo
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$2,155 Below market
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Wesley Chapel, FL
MSRP $27,735
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Colors and Styles

2023 Hyundai Sonata in Stormy Sea color
Stormy Sea

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is expected to be a carryforward model, retaining all of its attributes. The sedan may come with that polarizing front-end design but ends up being a highly-preferred car in its class due to the design aspect. Under the hood of the sedan lies a standard 2.5-liter motor while a couple of well-equipped trims get a 1.6-liter turbo four-pot oil burner. Apart from that, the car also gets ample standard safety features that cover a few ADAS techs. In its class, the Hyundai Sonata competes alongside the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry, and the Kia K5 sedans.


Features

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata will be available in four trim levels starting with the SE. The price for the base SE trim is expected to start from $25,000 while it gets a decent list of standard features along with plenty of ADAS features as well. The SEL trim brings in a lot more including bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and heated front seats. The SEL Plus gets the party started with its more powerful turbocharged motor along with getting 19-inch alloys, faux leather steering, and a 12-speaker audio system The top-end Limited trim gets both heating and ventilation for both the front seats, power-adjustable front passenger seat, premium leather seats, and Smart Parking assist from Hyundai.

Trim

SE

SEL

SEL Plus

Limited

MSRP

$25,000(est.)

$26,000(est.)

$32,000(est.)

$35,000(est.)

Key Features

All-LED headlamps

Bigger 17-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

Premium leather seats

16-inch alloy wheels

Two-zone automatic climate control

1.6-liter turbocharged motor

Heating for steering wheel 

8-inch infotainment display

Hands-free trunk release

Faux leather steering cover with microfiber details

Ventilation for front seats

Apple CarPlaty and Android Auto 

Fully power-adjustable driver’s seat

Navigation

Power-adjustable front passenger seat 

6-speaker audio system

Hyundai Blue Link connectivity with 

12-speaker premium Bose audio system

Ambient interior lighting

Heating for front seats

Smart parking assist from Hyundai

We Recommend

We would recommend the SEL trim which gets a lot of standard features along with plenty of safety techs as well. Moreover, all these come at just one grand more than what the base trim costs.

Release Date

Hyundai has not made the release date of the 2023 Sonata official yet. However, we expect it to ply on the roads in several numbers by fall 2022.

Engine and Performance

The current trend has seen the midsize sedans getting slightly smaller motors powering them but having adequate output figures nonetheless. The 2023 Hyundai Sonata will come with a standard 2.5-liter naturally aspirated I-4 motor, pushing out 191 horsepower along with 181 lb-ft of torque. Both the SEL Plus and the top-end Limited trims get a smaller 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 motor that puts out 180 horsepower but a higher 195 lb-ft of torque. The base 2.5-liter engine’s output figures are just about adequate for the sedan to accelerate smoothly within the city limits while the car faces no challenge while keeping up with the traffic out on the highways. 

The motor is paired to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission that offers buttery-smooth gear shifts, and the 2.5-liter motor feels just at home with this gearbox too. However, the less powerful but torquier 1.6-liter unit does face occasional hiccups while driving, indicating the need for more optimization. The base motor can pull a 0-60mph sprint within 7.7 seconds and the quarter-mile sprint comes up within 15.8 seconds.

Models

2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Kia K5

MSRP

$24,150

$25,470

$25,295

$23,690

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.6L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power 

191 hp @ 6,100 RPM

192 hp @ 5,500 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

180 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

181 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

192 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

184 lb-ft. @ 5,000 RPM

195 lb-ft. @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.7 seconds

7.2 seconds

7.5 seconds

7.8 seconds

Quarter Mile

15.8 seconds

15.5 seconds

15.8 seconds

15.9 seconds

Top Speed

120 MPH

115 MPH

120 MPH

120 MPH

The Honda Accord gets a smaller 1.5-liter turbocharged motor but its power output numbers are slightly better than the Sonata’s 2.5-liter naturally aspirated unit. The Accord is slightly quicker than the Sonata with a 0-60mph time of 7.2 seconds. The Toyota Camry gets a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated motor but puts out 203 horsepower along with 184 lb-ft of torque. Despite that, the Camry is almost as quick as the Sonata taking 7.5 seconds to complete the 0-60mph sprint. The Kia K5 gets the Sonata’s 1.6liter turbo motor as standard hence, its acceleration times and power figures are almost identical to the Sonata as well.

2023 Hyundai Sonata Ride and Handling

Ride and handling of midsize sedans are usually inclined towards comfortable and decent, and the 2023 Hyundai Sonata’s handling is just about it. The sedan can take corners without losing its composure and least amount of body roll while almost everything smooths out while driving on regular tarmacs. The steering wheel is extremely light and easy to maneuver at low speeds but weighs up nicely as you go on increasing the speed. The steering inputs are quick but not too sharp, making the Sonata an ideal cruiser.

2023 Hyundai Sonata Braking Performance

With the brands focusing more on the safety part, having a good set of brakes has become important and the 2023 Sonata has it. The sedan will get 12-inch front rotors along with 11.2-inch rear rotors. The brakes are responsive and the pedal travel is minimal but precise. The bite from the brakes is progressive but instills confidence right from the beginning. The sedan comes to a complete stop from 60mph within 110 feet, an impressive feat for this segment.

Model

2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Kia K5

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

12

11.5

12

12

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

11.2

11.1

11.1

11.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,336

3,150

3,310

3,228

60-0 (-ft)

110

135

120

N/A

The Honda Accord gets smaller 11.5-inch front and 11.1-inch rear rotors. The Accord weighs less than the Sonata at 3,150 lbs. The stopping distance managed by the sedan is 135 feet. The Toyota Camry gets a solid set of brakes, and despite weighing nearly as much as the Sonata, it halts from 60mph within 120 feet. The Kia K5 borrows the braking hardware from the Sonata and we expect it to have a similar stopping distance or shorter, given the slightly lower curb weight of the K5.

Fuel Economy

Unless you’re a millionaire but humble enough to drive a regular midsize sedan, fuel economy is of utmost importance in this segment. The 2023 Hyundai Sonata, when equipped with the 2.5-liter motor, will return an average of 28mpg in the cities and an impressive 38mpg out on the highways. The combined EPA rating stands at 32mpg. The Sonata gets a decent-sized gas tank of 14.8-gallon which allows the sedan to cover over 400 miles right inside the urban limits.

Models

2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Kia K5

MPG (City)

28

30

28

29

MPG (Highway)

38

38

39

38

MPG (Combined)

32

33

32

32

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.8

14.8

15.8

14.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

414/562/474

444/562/488

442/616/506

429/562/474

The Honda Accord returns a hybrid-challenging average of 30mpg in the cities while the highway rating is similar to the Sonata at 38mpg. The combined average is slightly better than the Sonata at 33mpg. The Toyota Camry astonishes with its almost 40mpg of highway mileage while both the city and combined ratings are identical to the Sonata’s numbers. The Kia K5 has almost identical EPA ratings to the Sonata due to the mechanical similarities between them.

Interior

We are used to seeing edgy and overly done interiors from Hyundai, but with the latest Sonata, the brand has done away with the design. Instead, the 2023 Sonata will get a classy yet premium interior with an ergonomic design. The steering wheel is quite unique when compared to other sedans in the segment and the dashboard houses the infotainment display in a way, making it look like a plug-in device. The air-con vents are sleek and the controls are mostly manual with a cool blue digital display on the control panel itself. 

The center stack is broad with the gear-selector switches taking up only half of it while the other half houses the cup holders. The design part aside, the Sonata also offers excellent seats that offer superb comfort levels. From the SEL trim onwards, creature comfort, as well as convenience features, start to make into the Sonata such as dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and auto-dimming IRVM. Both the front and rear seats offer adequate headroom and legroom too.

Models

2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Kia K5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/57.9/46.1

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.3/57.7/42.1

40.2/58.0/46.1

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.4/56.1/34.8

37.3/56.5/40.4

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.8/56.1/35.2

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

16.0

16.7

15.1

16.0

The Honda Accord gets an ordinary cabin design when compared to the likes of the Sonata and its rivals. Under plain sight, the Accord hides excellent practicality and gets a cavernous 16.7 cu-ft of cargo space. The Toyota Camry also has a strange dashboard design but the overall quality is excellent. The Kia K5 gets one of the best interiors here and in the entire segment as well. The K5’s cabin now looks mature, without any flashy design element present. The list of features on offer with the K5 along with the identical interior dimensions makes the K5 a better option.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Hyundai Sonata include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Rear air-con vents
  • Faux leather seats with microfiber inserts

How intuitive is the 2023 Hyundai Sonata’s infotainment system?

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata’s infotainment system is quite simple yet convenient. The standard unit comes with an 8-inch centrally-mounted touchscreen display that produces crisp and bright images. The menu items are spread out neatly and the fluidity of the system makes navigating through them an easy one. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are standard throughout the trim levels while features such as navigation, and satellite radio. The SEL Plus trim gets a heavily upgraded 12-speaker Bose premium sound system along with navigation.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Hyundai Sonata include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Navigation
  • 6-speaker/12-speaker audio setup
  • Satellite radio
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Exterior

Hyundai decided to include the Sonata into its polarizing design theme as the current trend has become quite demanding. The front end of the Sonata might feel like an afterthought, but the aggressive appeal has been done right. The LED DRLs further extend towards the hood, giving a cool appeal from the front end as well. The front grille is huge and the sharp design elements further make the Sonata’s face quite an angry one. From the side profile, the sedan remains devoid of any sharp styles while it looks spectacular from the rear. The LED tail lamps feature a connected design while the upper part ends in the lip spoiler on the trunk lid.

Models

2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Kia K5

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,120

3,131

3,310

3,115

Length (in)

192.9

192.2

192.1

193.1

Width (in)

73.2

73.3

72.4

73.2

Height (in)

56.9

57.1

56.9

56.9

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

5.8

5.7

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

111.4

111.2

112.2

The Honda Accord’s design is a fine example of a sedan having an incredible balance of style and aggressiveness. The unique LED headlamps and the front grille make the Accord look like a luxury sedan while its exterior dimensions are almost identical to the rivals here. Toyota vehicles don't look boring anymore, and the Toyota Camry is one fine example of the same. The front-end design looks quite sporty with sharp styling bits and there are strong hints of an executive feeling all around the sedan as well. The Kia K5 looks absolutely outlandish with its unique design and it wears the sharpest styling bits among the competitors mentioned here.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Hands-free trunk 
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED headlamps
Safety

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata might have been a hit or a miss in a few aspects, but it doesn’t joke around in terms of safety. The 2022 model secured a Top Safety Pick + award from the IIHS along with scoring a perfect 5-star crash rating from the NHTSA as well. The 2023 model will perform similarly since it will be a carryover model. The sedan gets ADAS features standard right from the base trim which include Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, Adaptive cruise control, Lane keeping assist, and Driver attention warning.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Smart Parking Assist
  • Surround-view monitor
  • Blind-spot view monitor
Competition

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs 2022 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been a worthy rival of the Sonata for a long time, and both cars have their own set of strengths. However, the differences have been reduced to almost negligence with the continuous updates and it becomes hard to choose between the two. Both the sedans have almost similar performance aspects along with almost similar fuel economy numbers as well. On the inside, the Accord sports a practical and comfortable cabin while the Sonata offers a more stylish one. On the outside too, the Accord looks elegant and stylish while the Sonata focuses more on aggressiveness.

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs 2022 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is as popular as the Sonata or the Accord in this segment. Moreover, the Camry brings a feeling of hybrid and fuel efficiency with it as well. However, it is almost similar in terms of performance and fuel economy numbers when compared to its rivals. When compared to the Sonata, the Camry holds its own with its exterior design but loses out in terms of interior design and appeal. The cabin space is commendable nonetheless.

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs 2022 Kia K5

The Kia K5 is nearly a mechanical twin of the Hyundai Sonata since it carries a similar powertrain to the latter. On the styling side, the K5 does a better job of looking sane while flaunting its angry side nicely. On the inside too, the design of the cabin is better than what you’d find inside the Sonata. Overall, the K5 stands as a slightly better option among the two.

Final Verdict

If you’re least bothered about the styling of the Sonata’s exterior, the sedan is quite worthy of your money. Yes, the previous models of the Sonata looked much better but it is what it is. The sedan doesn’t compromise the performance and ride quality part and manages to deliver some reputable fuel economy ratings too. Moreover, the safety aspect of the car is simply outstanding with top-notch safety scores and a generous list of ADAS techs on offer.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$27395

body style

dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

152 cu in

horse power

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

181 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

192.9 in

wheelbase

111.8 in

width

73.2 in

curb weight

3120 lbs

Height

56.9 in

Ground Clearance

5.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

104.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

28/32/28 mpg

highway range

562.40 mi


Hyundai Sonata 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$20,738
5 Year Cost To Own
$37,207
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $37,207
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$2,313$1,607$1,521$1,784$1,690$8,915
Insurance$1,308$1,354$1,401$1,450$1,501$7,014
Fuel$1,949$2,008$2,068$2,130$2,194$10,349
Maintenance$338$552$435$995$1,947$4,267
RepairsNANANANA$670$670
Financing Interest$1,115$897$664$416$150$3,242
Taxes and Fees$2,026$197$186$176$165$2,750
Total Cost-To-Own$9,049$6,615$6,275$6,951$8,317$37,207
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