2024 Hyundai Sonata First Look

Although midsize sedans are very simple, they are not identified for their jaw-dropping sheetmetal. On sale given that 2020, the swoopy, seventh-era Hyundai Sonata sedan is a breath of new air from its conservatively made competitors. And for 2024, it’s likely to get a full large amount weirder (in a good way).

The transformative spaceship-like styling could explain to a various tale, but the 2024 Hyundai Sonata actually is an evolution of previous year’s model. The rear finish, for case in point, capabilities the very same upturned spoiler that melts into the taillights. But up entrance, the gaping catfish maw is jettisoned in favor of a complete-width headlight bar and a sharp decreased fascia that — dare we say it — brings to head the Lamborghini Urus.

If you like the glimpse, you might be in luck, as this appears to be Hyundai’s new style and design language. The trim, broad light bar with trapezoidal components in the air dam was first previewed by the 2024 Kona, and we assume to see it adapted to potential Hyundais as very well.

2024 Hyundai Sonata front

Anticipating acquainted powertrains

Hyundai has not announced regardless of whether it would update any of the Sonata’s powertrains, but with so considerably of the automaker’s interest on EVs, we imagine the Sonata’s fuel-driven solutions will mainly have around.

We’ll most likely see the return of the foundation 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (showcasing 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque) and the optional turbocharged 1.6-liter with 180 hp and 195 lb-ft. Both equally of the present powertrains are paired to an eight-pace automated transmission and function satisfactory, if not precisely pulse-pounding, acceleration.

The turbocharged 2.5-liter one of a kind that is exceptional to the N Line is very a bit spicier, pumping 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque by way of the front wheels via an eight-pace twin-clutch computerized. At the other end of the performance spectrum is the Sonata Hybrid, which utilizes a 192-hp hybrid powertrain that includes a 2.-liter engine and 6-pace automated.

2023 Hyundai Sonata interior

An enhanced inside

The Sonata’s cabin is roomy for adults of most measurements up entrance, and even however the roofline sweeps significantly downward, the rear seat has excellent headroom, too. Notice that if you want to match 6-footers in the back comfortably, you could want to skip versions with the panoramic sunroof. No make a difference which trim amount you find, legroom abounds in equally rows. And due to the fact the 2024 Sonata is a heavy refresh and not a entire redesign, these attributes ought to carry forward.

The cabin in past year’s Sonata seems pleasant, but upon nearer inspection, the format is not fairly as intuitive as, say, the new Honda Accord. And some rivals have nicer products to boot. As with the exterior layout, however, every thing is established to adjust in 2024.

Photos of the new Sonata’s inside reveal a cabin that looks brilliant and ethereal with the ivory upholstery solution, which pairs nicely with the new light-coloured wooden trim. Other enhancements involve the transmission selector — which is now a stalk on the steering column, somewhat than buttons up coming to the cupholders — and a one curved display that houses the electronic instrument panel and 12.3-inch touchscreen. All in all, the 2024 Sonata’s passenger environment appears to be to be a tiny more high-class and techy than its predecessor.