As rivals like the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion become more sporty, the heavily refreshed Sonata sticks to its Hyundai guns: quiet, comfort and cabin tech.
Both the six-speed and eight-speed automatics shift silently and smoothly as the car’s supple suspension glides over potholes. The handsome facelift is certainly welcome, alleviating the design dullness of yesteryear’s Sonatas.
Though lacking the sporty DNA of its rivals, the 2018 Sonata is a budget Bentley: cushy and luxurious without the premium price. Starting at $22,050, the Sonata is an above average sedan for those uninterested in hitting a fast corner.