2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan

MSRP $33,450 - $34,750

Ranked #21 in Sedan

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Hyundai as a manufacturer makes cars that can be found in almost all niches be it the Santa Fe or the Veloster N and every one of them offer tough competition to the rivals no matter the segment. The Sonata is Hyundai’s offering for the four-door sedan category. It competes well but the N Line pushes the 2022 Sonata to a whole new level where it aims to offer a performance-oriented package at an affordable price point.

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Pros

Fluid and dynamic exterior design

A slew of standard luxury features

Exceptional handling

Solid engine performance

Cons

Average trunk space

Style can be polarizing

What's New?

Addition of an all-new Night Edition trim

The Technology Package is now offered as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33450

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

290 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

311 lb.-ft. @ 1650 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Dual Clutch

chassis

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/12.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

192.9 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

56.9 in.

curb weight

3552 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

1012 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/23 mpg

highway range

524.7 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$33,450 onwards

Night Edition$34,750 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan in Alberta White Pearl color
Alberta White Pearl

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Hyundai Sonata gets the N treatment starting from the 2020 model year, making it a new player in the market. The 2022 Sonata N Line competes directly with the Kia K5 GT, the Toyota Camry TRD, and the Honda Accord Sport. The main question then boils down to whether the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line is just another piece of the pie, or is it capable enough to obliterate all its rivals to take the top position? Let’s find out.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Front Angle View
2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Rear Angle View

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Features

The 2022 Sonata N Line is a performance-oriented trim of the regular Sonata sedan that features all that is needed for the car to tip towards the sporty side. Yet the N Line comes with all the bells and whistles that give you the full luxury experience too. The N-Line trim features Sport-tuned steering and suspension, sporty front seats with additional bolstering, N Line-specific styling details, adaptive cruise control, sliding sunroof for both the front and the back, Bose premium 12 speaker system, highway drive assist, and much more. 

The list goes on and on with features like heated front seats and headrests, a voice-activated navigation system, dual screens with a 10.25-inch center screen, etc. If this does not fill your hunger for features, the Night Edition package pushes the specs with 19-inch black aluminum wheels, Dinamica simulated suede/leatherette seats, and dark accents all around to constantly fulfill the inner Batman inside you. The N Line comes at $33,450 and the N Line Night Edition comes at $34,750 which makes both cars an exciting choice in the price range.

Trim

N line

N line Night Edition

MSRP (Auto)

$33,450

$34,750

Key Features

First and second-row express sliding sunroof

In addition to or replaces

N line trim features with:

 

19-inch Aluminum Wheels

19-inch black aluminum wheels

 

Adaptive cruise control

Suede/Leatherette seats

 

Keyless entry

Dark accents

 

Heated seats and cushions for front row

 
 

Bose premium audio 12 speaker system

 
 

Front dual-zone climate control, rear air conditioning

 
 

Satellite Navigation with voice control

 
 

Double front row LCD monitors with 10.25-inch colored touch screen

 
 

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

 
 

Sirius XM AM/FM/HD/Satellite radio, Bluetooth Blue Link, USB, AUX

 

We Recommend

We would recommend the N Line trim only since its features are adequate for almost every situation. The Night Edition N line is only for people who want to take it a step further with a premium of around 1300 dollars on top of the price of the N Line trim. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Release Date

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line sedan is currently on sale and was released in summer 2021.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Engine and Performance

Being the performance-oriented trim of the Sonata, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line specs are impressive. The sedan comes with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine which produces 290 horsepower at 5800 RPM and 311-pound feet of torque at 1650 RPM. The engine comes mated with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard. This duo aids the N line in reaching from 0 to 60 mph in a time of near 5.2 seconds. Quite a feat for a four-door family sedan. 

As standard, the power is sent to the front wheels with no option for an AWD setup. The sport mode in the N Line is actually smart and can change the driving dynamics of the car instantly using electronics onboard the vehicle. Even though the 2022 Hyundai Sonata is a 4-door family sedan, the N Line turns it into something else with its electronic jargon and sport modes. These really make the car different depending on the different conditions it is driven on. The Sports+ program in the modes option makes the traction control less or more invasive depending on the conditions. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Hits 0-60 MPH In Just 5.2s

It alters shift speeds which really helps the driver to actually push the car harder and better. The suspension setup of the Sonata N Line is also on the stiffer side to accommodate body roll on tight turns and confine it to the minimum, encouraging better overall performance. The internal anti-roll bars and mounts are also thicker for a stiffer chassis construction all aiding towards a superb handling experience.

Models

Hyundai Sonata N Line

Kia K5 GT

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord Sport

MSRP

$33,450

$31,090

$32,360

$32,110

Engine 

2.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Turbo Inline-4

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

8 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

8 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

10 Speed Automatic

Power 

290hp @ 5800 rpm

290hp @ 5800 rpm

301hp @ 6600 rpm

252hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

311lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

311lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

267lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

273lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.2

5.8

5.8

5.5

Quarter mile (sec)

13.6

14.2

14.4

14.5

Top Speed (MPH)

145

145

135

125

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.6

13.6

12.9

12.3

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.8

12.8

11.1

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3552

3534

3575

3380

Even though the Sonata N-Line has the leading performance specs, the Kia K5 GT keeps up with it with almost similar specs and acceleration times of 5.5 seconds. Considering the 2.5 grand price difference between the two, the K5 GT makes for a better value proposition. The Camry TRD sedan has also been refreshed for the 2022 MY and it sports the same Naturally Aspirated V6 under its hood. It has the most power on paper but it doesn't translate well on road; it is few-tenths of a second slower than the Hyundai. 

The Honda Accord Sport is the least powerful option here but is surprisingly quick for its specs. The Sonata N Line comes with 13.6-inch front brake rotors and 12.8-inch rear rotors. The N Line Sonata weighs 3552 pounds which is decent and just comes over the K5’s 3534 pounds and the Accord’s 3380 pounds. So expect all to stop within 120 feet. The brakes of the Sonata N Line in comparison to the Kia K5’s 13.6/12.8-inch front and back rotors is quite similar but when compared to the Toyota Camry’s 12.9/11.1 inch and 12.3/11.1 inch for the Accord, the N Line seems to be ahead in terms of size with bigger rotors both at the front and the back.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Fuel Economy

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line returns 23MPG in the city and 33MPG on the highway. The combined mileage of the N Line is 27MPG. All these numbers are quite impressive keeping in mind the sporty nature of the car. These numbers surpass all the cars in this comparison with Kia returning 24/34/27MPG in city/highway/combined driving cycles respectively. The sedan also has the biggest fuel tank capacity of 15.9 gallons which is more than that of all the others, especially surpassing the Accord with a difference of 1.1 gallons which is a big number.

Models

Hyundai Sonata N Line

Kia K5 GT

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord Sport

MPG (City)

23

24

22

22

MPG (Highway)

33

32

31

32

MPG (Combined)

27

27

25

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.9

15.8

15.8

14.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

365.7/524.7/429.3

379.2/505.6/426.6

347.6/489.8/395

325.6/473.6/384.8

All these numbers factor in the long driving range of the Sonata N Line with the city range being 365.7, the highway range being 524.7 miles. Overall, the 2022 Sonata N Line offers excellent mileage but gets beaten by Kia’s 24 miles to the gallon city mileage. The rest of the competitors seem to fall behind; especially the Camry with its V6 motor. It is not exactly a gas guzzler but still has lower mileage than the rest averaging 25 MPG.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Interior

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line interior is up to the standards of even some bigger luxury sedans. Being a sports-oriented model, it does not sacrifice any comfort or luxuries for sportiness. The cabin has ambient interior lighting, red stitching on the seats and the steering wheel reminds you of its sporty nature. The panoramic sunroof adds to the airy feeling inside the cabin creating a sense of spaciousness. There is also a dual-zone climate control air conditioning system at the front. The seats in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line are heated for the front row along with 8-way power-adjustability for the driver’s seat and 6-way for the passenger seat. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Front Row Seats

The driver’s seat also has adjustable bolstering and a power lumbar support system for the driver’s seat. All these functions help in keeping the driver bolstered to their seat in comfort while taking sharp turns at higher speeds. When it comes to space, the cabin of the Sonata N Line boasts a 40-inch front-row headroom which is the most out of the four cars we compare. The legroom is also the best with 46.1 inches of leg space. The front shoulder room is adequate. The rear row room also doesn’t disappoint with figures. It goes head-to-head with the Kia K5 GT which is the closest competitor in terms of space.

Models

Hyundai Sonata N Line

Kia K5 GT

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord Sport

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

40/57.4/46.1

38.4/58/46.1

38.3/57.7/42.1

37.5/58.3/42.3

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

37.4/56.1/34.8

37.4/56.1/35.2

38/55.7/38

37.2/56.5/40.4

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

16

16

15.1

16.7

The trunk capacity of the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line is 16 cubic feet; which is not the most. The Honda Accord comes with a 16.7 cubic feet cargo capacity which is the highest in the lot. 16 cu ft is adequate for long drives, capable of fitting most luggage needs. The Kia K5 GT’s trunk space is identical to the Sonata while the Toyota Camry TRD offers a slightly low space of 15.1 cu-ft. The K5 GT has the most stylish cabin here while the Camry’s interior gets a simple yet elegant and premium treatment. Overall, the 2022 Sonata N Line has decent cabin space and is comparable or even better than its competitors as a package. Standout interior features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line are:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated front leather seats and cushions
  • Adjustable seat bolstering
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Dual-zone climate control

How intuitive is the Hyundai Sonata N Line’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system of the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line gets a long list of features, fulfilling almost all the needs expected from the trim. Starting with connectivity features, the Sonata N Line comes with a Blue Link connected car system, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM AM/FM, and Satellite radio. The vehicle also has a 12 speaker Bose speaker system that channels music through speakers placed all around the cabin. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Infotainment Screen

There is also Navigation that is voice-activated which means voice recognition and command system are also included. All this comes on a 10.25-inch color touch screen which is intuitive and nice to use. Steering wheel controls add can functionality and ease of use for the infotainment system. Standout infotainment features:

  • Apple CarPlay Android Auto
  • Voice command satellite navigation
  • 12 speaker Bose audio system
  • Sirius XM Satellite AM/FM radio
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Blue Link connected car system

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Exterior

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line has long swooping lines that give it a nice and sporty look. The design of the tail lights especially sweeps up towards the top, giving it a clean but different look than most of the boring sedans in the market. The front has a big and aggressive grille with chrome inserts and headlights swooping upwards giving it that sharp yet fluidic style. As standard, you get unique 19-inch wheels with available summer tires and Sport-tuned steering and suspension. Moreover, you get N-Line-specific exterior styling.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Front View

As for the dimensions, the N Line comes with a wheelbase of 111.8 inches which puts it smack in the middle of the competition. The exterior dimensions are really similar to the competition, but all points go to the styling which may polarize audiences with its extreme looks. But that might also be a good thing considering the fact that it suits its sporty nature.

Models

Hyundai Sonata N Line

Kia K5 GT

Toyota Camry TRD

Honda Accord Sport

Curb weight (lbs)

3552

3534

3575

3380

Length (inches)

192.9

193.1

192.7

196.1

Width (Inches)

73.2

73.2

72.4

73.3

Height (Inches)

56.9

56.9

56.3

57.1

Ground clearance (inches)

5.3

5.3

5.7

5.8

Wheelbase (inches)

111.8

112.2

111.2

111.4

It can clearly be seen that the Sonata N Line has a decent ground clearance of 5.3 inches which is not too low keeping comfort in mind but still manageable for sportier rides. The Honda Accord Sport offers the highest ground clearance measuring 5.8 inches; it is also the largest vehicle in the lot but surprisingly it weighs the least at 3380 lbs. The Kia K5 GT looks the best with Kia’s tiger grille design and aggressive styling and manages to look sportier than the Sonata as well. It is marginally longer than the Sonata and has a slightly longer wheelbase too. Standout exterior features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line are:

  • 19-inch Aluminium Wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sport-tuned steering and suspension
  • N Line-specific styling details
  • Dual twin exhaust pipes

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Safety

When it comes to safety, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line exceeds all expectations. The Sonata gets a five-star rating by the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick Award by the IIHS. Both these things point towards the fact that it is a very safe car indeed. The car comes with Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Front Collision-Avoidance Assist, blind-spot monitoring system, Lane Keeping Assist System, and reverse parking camera. The vehicle also has a plethora of airbags, from passenger airbags to curtain airbags to even knee airbags for the driver. There are also child safety locks which makes it a good choice for families. Standout safety features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line are: 

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA-R)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Blind View Monitor (BVM)
  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Competition

Hyundai Sonata N Line vs Kia K5 GT

The Kia K5 GT is the strongest competitor to Sonata in terms of interior space and performance. The Kia K5 even has better mileage in the city, but overall, it still loses to the N Line in a lot of aspects like headroom and overall appeal. But in the end, the Kia is the closest rival that is able to keep up with the Sonata.

Kia K5 GT

Hyundai Sonata N Line vs Toyota Camry TRD

The Toyota Camry TRD is a sports-oriented offering from the Camry lineup, and it clearly shows with its 301 horsepower V6. It is the only V6 offering in our comparison.

Toyota Camry TRD

This results in better torque and performance when it comes to a show of power but because of the V6, the Camry strays from being a family-focused sedan. The mileage gets a hit because of the performance bump. The reason the Sonata N Line is a good choice is its ability to change its nature according to different situations.

Hyundai Sonata N Line Vs Honda Accord Sport

The Honda Accord Sport is the one which seems to be lacking the most. In almost all the comparisons, the 2021 Accord Sport finds it hard to keep up.

Honda Accord Sport

This is a great improvement on Sonata’s side as it has always been a neck-to-neck rival to the Accord and seems like it finally has the chance to beat the mighty Accord. Remember, Accord used to be really high up in the mid-sized sedan hierarchy.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Sedan Final Verdict

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line is a four-door sedan that is also a performance superstar. It comes with all the points which give it a shot to be a part of the exciting and performance-oriented hot sedans at an affordable price. When compared to the competition, the Sonata always comes up with features and creature comforts enough to even compete with luxury sedans above its segment. 

Add that to the punchy motor, the dual-clutch 8-speed automatic, and the sporty drive modes, it comes up as a versatile choice for anyone in the market, looking for an all-rounder sedan with a punch. Every aspect, whether it is safety or comfort or performance, the 2022 Sonata N Line offers what others don’t and that makes all the difference.

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