2018 Sonata

2018 Sonata

New 2018 Sonata

Created at Hyundai’s California Design Studio, the redesigned 2018 Sonata is bold and beautiful. A “cascading grille” dominates the passionate front appearance while new rear styling is clean and elegant. Inside, the renewed instrument panel echoes the exterior’s eye-catching looks. With its refined chassis, choice of a naturally aspirated and two turbocharged engines, along with a newly available 8-speed SHIFTRONIC® automatic transmission, Sonata puts the driver in control of the road. Standard high-tech features include Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Customers can select from seven Sonata trim levels including a new value-packed SEL model.

Highlights for MY2018

  • New hood, front fenders and trunk lid
  • New grille, front and rear fascia, headlights and taillights
  • LED headlights (standard on Limited and 2.0T) replace previously available HID headlights
  • New 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs
  • Dual exhaust (Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T) replaces discontinued quad exhaust
  • New 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® replaces 6-speed on Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T
  • Steering system torsion bar stiffness increased by 12 percent; new steering calibration
  • Rear suspension gains new bushings; trailing arm thickness increased by 21 percent
  • Conventional sunroof (standard on Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T) replaces panoramic sunroof (previously available on Limited 2.0T only)
  • New center stack and instrument panel design
  • Three-spoke steering wheel replaces four-spoke steering wheel
  • New heated steering wheel (standard Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • New AVN 5.0 Navigation system replaces previous AVN 4.0 and features improved processor, AM/FM/SiriusXM mixed presets, new Bird’s Eye View navigation (standard Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • HERE HD Traffic (real-time traffic service) does not require subscription (standard Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • New wireless phone charging (standard Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • New rear USB charge port (standard SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T; previous SE trim applied rear 12-volt outlet)
  • Blue Link® Connected Care 3-year trial replaces 1-year trial (standard on models with Blue Link®)
  • Blue Link® Remote Package 3-year subscription replaces 3-month trial (standard on models with Blue Link®)
  • Blue Link® Guidance Package 3-year subscription replaces 3-month trial (standard on models with Navigation)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA) (standard on all models; previously standard on Limited and Limited 2.0T)
  • New Lane Keep Assist function (LKA) (standard Limited 2.0T; available SEL, Limited) added to Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • New trunk lid design eliminates previous rear lip spoiler
  • Driver’s blind spot mirror discontinued, replaced by standard Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Door handle welcome light discontinued
  • Instrument cluster hood stitching discontinued
  • Stitching on door panel inserts discontinued
  • Heated rear seats discontinued
  • CD player discontinued
  • Sonata base model trim level discontinued
  • SE and Eco trims add standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist (removes blind spot mirror, heated side mirrors, SiriusXM®, HD Radio® Technology, Blue Link® Connected Car System)
  • New SEL trim level replaces previous Sport with Value Edition Package while removing sports-related content
  • Sport adds standard paddle shifters; conventional sunroof; glossy daylight opening trim; sport rear diffuser; sport seats with leather trim and cloth inserts; sport instrument cluster; sport D-cut steering wheel; sport gearshift knob; aluminum pedals; 3D Tech appearance interior trim; LED interior lights; chrome exterior door handles; proximity key with push-button start; Hands-free Smart Trunk opener; heated front seats; 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer; rear USB charge port; Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist (removes instrument cluster hood stitching; carbon fiber appearance interior trim; blind spot mirror)
  • Sport Value Edition Package discontinued
  • Limited adds standard Dynamic Bending Lights (DBL); LED headlights; glossy daylight opening trim; Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver seat and outside mirrors; ventilated front seats; LED interior lights; 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer; rear USB charge port (removes door handle welcome light; instrument cluster hood stitching; door panel inserts with stitching; sport front grille and front fascia; sport rocker panels; dual exhaust)
  • Limited Tech Package discontinued
  • Limited Ultimate Package adds Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS); heated steering wheel; wireless phone charging (removes Lane Departure Warning)
  • Sport 2.0T adds standard 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®; Michelin® tires; 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer; rear USB charge port; Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist (removes 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®; quad exhaust tips; instrument cluster hood stitching; blind-spot mirror)
  • Limited 2.0T adds standard Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS); LED headlights; conventional sunroof; heated steering wheel; wireless phone charging; 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®; Michelin® tires; rear USB charge port (removes Lane Departure Warning; HID xenon headlights; panoramic sunroof; heated rear seats; door handle welcome light; 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®; quad exhaust tips; instrument cluster hood stitching; door panel inserts with stitching)
  • Machine Gray replaces Shale Gray Metallic
  • Electric Blue replaces Nouveau Blue
  • Dark Truffle discontinued
  • Black cloth-trimmed seats available with Quartz White Pearl, Phantom Black and Machine Gray
  • Black leather-trimmed seats available with Quartz White Pearl, Phantom Black and Machine Gray
  • Gray upholstery (Sport combi) discontinued
  • New color combination: Quartz White Pearl and Beige leather-trimmed seats
  • Discontinued color combinations: Scarlet Red and Beige leather-trimmed seats
  • Carbon fiber interior trim accent discontinued

Model Lineup

  • SE: Affordable core model that includes popular equipment
  • SEL: Value-focused model with available Tech Package for advanced safety features
  • Eco: Fuel-efficient model with unique small-displacement turbocharged engine
  • Sport: Mid-level trim with sporty styling and content
  • Limited: Highest trim level offers Ultimate Package
  • Sport 2.0T: Performance driven model with turbocharged engine
  • Limited 2.0T: Turbocharged performance with more luxury features

Exterior Highlights

  • Redesigned front features Hyundai’s new cascading grille, inspired by molten steel, taking Fluidic Sculpture design to the next level
  • Sculpted front fascia with available vertical LED daytime running lights
  • Low and wide grille makes new sculpted hood appear longer and sleeker
  • Narrow headlights with available LED illumination
  • Clean rear styling focuses energy and power toward the center of the vehicle while catamaran lines bring design continuity with the front end
  • Rear license plate holder moved into bumper; Sonata logo added to center of trunk lid
  • Hyundai badge on trunk cleverly houses the trunk release button
  • Distinctive taillight graphics and illumination
  • New 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheel designs
  • Mesh grille, unique front and rear diffusers, gloss black window trim, chrome side rocker trim (Sport, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
  • New exterior colors: Machine Gray and Electric Blue

Unique to Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T:

  • Twin-scroll 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Sport-tuned suspension and steering
  • Firmer suspension bushings
  • Larger front brake rotors
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin® tires

Powertrain Highlights

SE, SEL, Sport and Limited

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • 16 valves with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • 6-speed automatic transmissions with SHIFTRONIC®
  • EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 mpg city / 36 highway / 29 combined (SE)
  • EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 mpg city / 35 highway / 28 combined (SEL, Sport and Limited)

Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • 16 valves with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • New 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • EPA fuel economy estimates of 23 mpg city / 32 highway / 26 combined

Eco

  • 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 178 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • 16 valves with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Interior Highlights

  • Class-leading interior volume with EPA “Large Car” rating
  • Interior design enhancements add dimension and visual interest to the center stack and instrument cluster area
  • Revised audio and HVAC controls with piano key buttons for depth and premium appearance
  • Redesigned instrument cluster and dial design
  • New three-spoke steering wheel
  • Proximity key entry with push-button start and Hands-free Smart Trunk (SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
  • Automatic headlight control
  • 2-inch color LCD trip computer with custom settings (SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
  • Cloth seating surfaces with YES Essentials® (SE, SEL, Eco)
  • Sport seats with leather bolster and cloth inserts (Sport, Sport 2.0T)
  • Leather seating surfaces (Limited)
  • Leather seating surfaces with contrast stitching and sport bolsters (Limited 2.0T)
  • Premium door sill plates (Limited, Limited 2.0T)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (SEL, Limited)
  • D-cut leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters (Sport, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
  • Integrated Memory System for driver seat and outside mirrors (Limited, Limited 2.0T)

Comprehensive Safety Features

  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire indicator
  • Rearview camera
  • Energy absorbing front seats
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system enhanced with Lane Keep Assist (LKA) function (Limited 2.0T; available SEL, Limited)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (Limited 2.0T; available SEL, Limited)
  • Automatic High Beam Assist (Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • Available Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability (Limited 2.0T; available SEL, Limited)
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) (Limited 2.0T; available SEL, Limited)

Multimedia Features

  • 7-inch Display Audio system with color touchscreen AM/FM/MP3 with 6 speakers and rearview camera (SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Eco)
  • New AVN 5.0 multimedia 8-inch color touchscreen audio system with 9 Infinity® Speakers, HD RadioTM technology and rearview camera (Limited 2.0T, available Limited)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability
  • Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Care and Remote Packages (SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T) and Guidance Package (Limited 2.0T; available Limited) complimentary for three years
  • Wireless device charging capability (Limited 2.0T; available Limited)
  • Second-row USB charge port (SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
  • Bird’s Eye View added to Navigation maps; drivers can receive traffic flow and incident data subscription-free via HERE HD Traffic (Limited 2.0T, available Limited)

SE / Eco / SEL / Limited / Sport / Sport 2.0T / Limited 2.0T 

Trim Level

SE

Model Codes

  • ULEV – 6-speed A/T – C2S4L6A1F
  • PZEV – 6-speed A/T – C2S4L6A1F

Mechanical Features

  • 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Dual Flow Dampers (DFD)

Safety Features

  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Enhanced Warning
  • Energy-absorbing front seats
  • Front, front seat side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags
  • Lamp-type daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Rearview camera
  • Temporary spare tire

Exterior Features

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector headlights
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Solar control glass
  • Chrome window surround
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm

Interior Features

  • Cloth seating surfaces (YES Essentials®)
  • 6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable)
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with cruise and audio controls
  • Air conditioning
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Auto up/down driver’s window
  • Sunvisor extension

Multimedia Features

  • 7-inch Display Audio AM/FM/MP3 with 6 speakers
  • Auxiliary MP3 input/USB/iPod® jacks
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • Integrated Bluetooth® with phone book transfer

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Eco

Model Codes

  • ULEV 7-speed DCT C2S4D2G1U

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of SE equipment:

  • 1.6L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine
  • 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Michelin® tires

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SEL

Model Codes

  • ULEV – 6-speed A/T – C2S4L6A1F
  • PZEV – 6-speed A/T – C2S4L6A1F

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of SE equipment:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Proximity key entry with push-button start
  • Hands-free Smart Trunk opener
  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Leatherette interior door panels
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD RadioTM technology
  • Blue Link® Connected Car System
  • Rear USB charge port

Tech Package

Includes in addition to or in place of SEL equipment:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop capability
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Vehicle Hold

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Limited

Model Codes

  • ULEV 6-speed A/T C2S4L6A1F
  • PZEV 6-speed A/T C2S4L6A1F

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of SEL equipment:

  • Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
  • Conventional sunroof
  • Glossy daylight opening (DLO) trim
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Integrated Memory System for driver seat and outside mirrors
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power 6-way passenger seat
  • Woodgrain appearance interior trim
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Floor console-mounted rear vents
  • LED interior lights
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® and compass
  • Metal doorsill plates
  • Auto up/down front passenger window

Ultimate Package

Includes in addition to or in place of Limited equipment:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop capability
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Vehicle Hold
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Infinity® premium audio system (400-watt)
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear side window sunshades

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Sport

Model Codes

  • ULEV 6-speed A/T C2S4L6A1F

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of SEL equipment:

  • Paddle shifters
  • Conventional sunroof
  • Glossy daylight opening (DLO) trim
  • Sport grille, front fascia and rear diffuser
  • Sport chrome rocker panels
  • Dual exhaust
  • Black headliner
  • Sport instrument cluster
  • Sport seats leather bolster with cloth inserts
  • Leather-wrapped D-cut steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Aluminum pedals
  • 3D Tech appearance interior trim
  • LED interior lights
  • Auto up/down front passenger window

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Sport 2.0T

Model Codes

  • ULEV 8-speed A/T C2S4L5G1J

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of Sport equipment:

  • 2.0L turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 4-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Dual pinion rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Sport tuned suspension and larger front brakes
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Michelin® tires

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Limited 2.0T

Model Codes

  • ULEV 8-speed A/T C2S4L5G1J

Standard Equipment

Includes in addition to or in place of Sport 2.0T equipment:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Rear Parking Assistance Sensors
  • LED headlights
  • Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
  • LED taillights
  • Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Vehicle Hold
  • “Sport” leather seating surfaces
  • Power 6-way passenger seat
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver’s seat and outside mirrors
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual automatic temperature control with floor console-mounted rear vents
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® and compass
  • Metal doorsill plates
  • Navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Infinity® premium audio system
  • SiriusXM® Travel Link® (complimentary trial)
  • Wireless phone charging

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Features

Mechanical

Engine 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Theta II 2.4L GDI inline 4-cylinder engine with aluminum block and head (2,359 cc) S
Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6,000  
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ RPM 178 @ 4,000
Theta II 2.0L turbocharged GDI inline 4-cylinder engine with aluminum block and head (1,998 cc) S
Horsepower @ RPM 245 @
6000 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ RPM 260 @ 1350-4000
Gamma 1.6L turbocharged GDI inline 4-cylinder engine with aluminum block and head (1,591 cc) S
Horsepower @ RPM 178 @ 5500 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ RPM 195 @ 1500-4500

 

Engine Features 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) S S S
Valves per cylinder 4 4 4
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.0:1 10.0:1
Motor mounts Hydraulic and conventional rubber
Induction System Tuned Intake System (TIS) Tuned Intake System (TIS) Tuned Intake System (TIS)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded  Unleaded Unleaded
Emissions system: ULEV II S S S

 

Electrical 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Ignition system type Electronic / Distributorless
Starter rating 12V 1.2Kw 12V 0.9Kw 12V 0.9 Kw
Alternator rating 13.5V, 150A/140A 13.5V
130A
13.5V
130A

 

Transmission and Drive System 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Drive configuration FWD FWD FWD
Transmission Type
6-speed electronic automatic with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode and overdrive lock-up torque converter S
8-speed electronic automatic with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode and overdrive lock-up torque converter S
7-speed EcoShift® electronic dual clutch transmission (DCT) with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode S
Clutch type Torque converter Torque converter Dry
friction
Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters O S
Gear ratios (:1) A/T A/T DCT
1st 4.212 4.808 3.929
2nd 2.637 2.901 2.318
3rd 1.800 1.864 2.043
4th 1.386 1.424 1.070
5th 1.000 1.219 0.822
6th 0.772 1.000 0.884
7th 0.799 0.721
8th 0.648
Reverse 3.385 3.425 5.304
Final gear ratio 2.885 3.32 4.294 / 3.174

 

Brakes 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Dual-diagonal, split-circuit, power assisted with pressure proportioning valves S
Front ventilated disc (diameter) 12.0" /
12.6" (O on SEL, Limited)
12.6" 12.0"
Rear solid Disc (diameter) 11.2"
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control System (TCS) S
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) S
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Brake Assist S
Parking brake type
(drum-in-hat)
Mechanical
Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold – (SE/Sport) /
O (SEL, Limited)
– (Sport 2.0T) /
S (Limited 2.0T)

 

Steering 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), column- mounted S S
Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), rack-mounted S
Type Rack-and-pinion Rack-and-pinion Rack-and-pinion
Power-assisted, engine-RPM-sensing S S S
Overall ratio (:1) 14.3 14.3 14.3
Turning diameter (feet) 35.8 35.8 35.8
Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.78 2.78 2.78

 

Suspension 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Front type MacPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson
strut
Front stabilizer bar 23mm 23mm 23mm
Shock absorbers, Mando Dual Flow Dampers (DFD) S S S
Rear type Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link
Rear stabilizer bar 17.0mm 17.0mm 17.0mm
Shock absorbers, Mando Dual Flow Dampers (DFD) S S S

 

Body/Chassis 2.4L SE/SEL/Sport/ Limited 2.0T Sport/Limited Eco
Type Unibody Unibody Unibody
Materials – Primary High tensile steel High tensile steel High tensile steel

Exterior

Wheels and Tires SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Wheels:
16 x 6.5J
aluminum alloy
S S
Wheels:
17 x 7.0J
aluminum alloy
S S S
Wheels:
18 x 7.5J
dark aluminum alloy
S S
Tires

P205/65

R16

P215/55

R17

P215/55R17 P215/55R17

P235/45

R18

P235/45

R18

P205/65

R16

Tire Pressure Monitoring System S S S S S S S
Temporary spare tire T125/80D16 T125/80D16 T125/80D16 T125/80D16 T125/80D16 T125/80D16 T125/80D16

 

Exterior Lighting

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Headlights: projector lens

S

S

S

S

S

Headlights: LED type

S

S

Daytime running lights (DRL),
lamp-type

S

S

Daytime running lights (DRL),
LED-type

S

S

S

S

S

Automatic Light Control

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Automatic High Beam Assist

O

S

Center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL)

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Taillights: Combination lamps

S

S

S

S

S

Taillights:
LED type

S

S

Side-mirror-mounted LED turn signal indicators

S

S

S

S

S

 

Outside Mirrors

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Folding,
dual power

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Heated

S

S

S

S

S

Blind Spot Detection (BSD)

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

Moldings and Trim

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Grille type/finish

Horizontal bar type

Horizontal bar type

Mesh

Horizontal bar type

Mesh

Mesh

Horizontal bar type

Chrome window surround moldings

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Glossy daylight opening trim

S

S

S

S

Chrome molding on side rocker panels

S

S

S

Door handles, body-color

S

S

Door handles, chrome

S

S

S

S

S

Rear bumper parking sensors

O

S

 

Glass

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Solar control glass

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

Wipers

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Front windshield, 2-speed variable intermittent, speed-sensitive

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

Other

SE

SEL

Sport

Limited

2.0T Sport

2.0T Limited

Eco

Conventional sunroof

S

S

S

S

Sport front bumper fascia

S

S

S

Sport rear diffuser

S

S

S

Rear exhaust, chrome tipped

Single

Single

Dual

Single

Dual

Dual

Single

Interior

Seating SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Capacity 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

 

Seating Surfaces SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Premium cloth S S S
Leather bolster / cloth inserts with sport bolsters S S
Leather S
Leather with contrast stitching and Sport bolsters S

 

Front Seats SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Multi-adjustable driver's seat (bucket) S S
Multi-adjustable passenger seat (bucket) with height adjustment S S S S S
Seatback pockets (passenger side) S S S S S S S
Driver's 8-way power adjustable seat with 2-way power lumbar support S S S S S
Front passenger's 6-way power seat S S
Integrated Memory System for driver's seat and side mirrors S S
Ventilated front seats S S
Heated front seats (with adjustable temperature control) S S S S S


 

Rear Seats SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
60/40 split folding rear seatback with head restraints S S S S S S S
Center armrest with dual cupholders S S S S S S S
Fixed outboard head restraints S S S
Adjustable outboard head restraints S S S S

 

Audio/Navigation/Telematics SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
7-inch Display Audio system with color touchscreen AM/FM/MP3 with 6 speakers and rearview camera S S S S S S
8-inch color touchscreen audio system with 9 Infinity® Speakers with HD RadioTM technology and rearview camera O S
Auxiliary MP3 input/USB/iPod® jacks (front center stack bin) S S S S S S S
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio S S S S S
HD RadioTM technology with multicasting S S S S S
Wireless phone charging pad O S
Smartphone integration: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability S S S S S S S
Antenna: Shark fin design with SiriusXM® reception S S S S S S S
Antenna: Diversity (with navigation and premium audio) O S
High-resolution 8.0-inch touchscreen display for Navigation O S
Amplifier/speakers Infinity® Infinity®
Blue Link® Connected Car System S S S S S


 

Trim SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Roof trim, cloth S S S S S S S
Metal-grain appearance interior accents (Beige, Gray and Black interior) S S S
3D Tech appearance interior accents (Black interior) S S S S
Door sill scuff plates, plastic S S S S S
Door sill scuff plates, premium metal-grain S S
Door trim, simulated leather inserts S S S S S
Door handles, silver painted-type S S S S S
Door handles, chrome S S
Door armrest, Integrated S S S S S S S
Door pockets: small map with bottle holders S S S S S S S
Sunvisors with illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors and extensions S S S S S S S
Shift knob, leather-wrapped S S
Shift knob, sport-type S S S
Aluminum pedals: gas and brake S S S
Parking brake, foot-operated S S S S S S
Parking brake, electronic (button-operated) O O S
Floor carpeting: Full cut-pile S S S S S S S
Trunk liner lid S S S S S S S
Floor mats, carpeted PIO PIO PIO PIO PIO PIO PIO

 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Air conditioning S S S S S S S
Heater S S S S S S S
Rear seat vents: floor console-mounted 2nd row A/C and heater vents for rear seat passengers S S
Cabin air filter S S S S S S S
Dual fully automatic climate control with outside temperature display S S
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer S S S S S S S

 

Steering Wheel SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Urethane S S
Leather-wrapped:
standard design
S S
Leather-wrapped: D-cut with contrast stitching S S S
Tilt-and-telescopic S S S S S S S
Audio controls (volume up/down, mode, seek) S S S S S S S
Bluetooth® phone controls S S S S S S S
Cruise controls S S S S S S S
Steering wheel-mounted
paddle shifters
S S S
Heated O S

 

Instrumentation SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Speedometer, analog S S S S S S S
Tachometer, analog S S S S S S S
Odometer, digital S S S S S S S
Trip odometer: digital S S S S S S S
Instrument panel color face: black S S S S S S S
Supervision 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer S S S S S
Drive Mode Select S S S S S S S

 

Comfort and Convenience SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls S S S S S S
Smart Cruise Control with start/stop capability O O S
Trip computer S S
Trip computer: 4.2-inch color multi-information display S S S S S
Power windows with driver’s auto up/down S S S S S S S
Power windows with front passenger’s auto up/down S S S S
Power door locks (auto-lock function can be enabled by user) S S S S S S S
Rear side window sunshades: manual operation O S
Remote keyless entry system with integrated fob, alarm, panic and trunk release S S S S S S S
Proximity entry with proximity sensors and engine immobilizer and push-button start S S S S S
Interior remote releases:
hood, trunk, fuel filler door
S S S S S S S
Hands-free Smart Trunk S S S S S
Front center console with fixed armrest storage box S S S S S S S
Cupholders, 2 front/2 rear (center armrest) S S S S S S S
Door panel bottle holders (4) S S S S S S S
12-volt outlets: front console (2) S S S S S S S
12-volt outlets: rear center console (1) S S
Assist grips (4) S S S S S S S
Glove compartment:
locking with damper
S S S S S S S
Inside rearview mirror (manual day/night) S S S S S
Inside electrochromic rearview mirror (auto-dimming) with compass and HomeLink® integrated transceiver S S

                       

Lights SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Central dome light (door activated option) S S S S S S S
Front map lights: regular
(non-sunroof models)
S S S
Front map lights: LED
(sunroof models only)
S S S S
Glove compartment light S S S S S S S
Cargo area light S S S S S S S
Illuminated ignition key cylinder surround S S S S S S S
Sunvisor: driver and passenger vanity with illumination S S S S S S S

 

Other SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Keys: 2 standard S S S S S S S

Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint System All Models
Driver and front passenger frontal airbags (2) S
Driver’s knee airbag (1) S
Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2) S
Front and rear passenger side air curtain airbags (2) S
Occupant Classification System (OCS) S
Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters (ALR/ELR) with height adjustable shoulder belt anchors S
Outboard 3-point seat belts: ALR/ELR System S
Inboard (rear) 3-point seat belts: ALR/ELR System S
Child safety locks (rear door-mounted) S
Child-seat upper tether anchors (3) S
Rear seat LATCH lower anchors (2) S
Energy absorbing front seats S
Rear seat low-profile head restraints (right, center, left) S

 

Passive Safety All Models
Energy-absorbing steering column S
Front and rear crumple zones S
5-mph bumpers S
Hood buckling creases and safety stops S
Bodyside and door reinforcements (impact protection) S
Shift interlock system S

 

Active Safety SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport 2.0T Limited Eco
Rearview camera S S S S S S S
Blind Spot Detection System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist S S S S S S S
Daytime running lights S LED LED LED LED LED S
Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability O O S
Automatic Emergency Braking O O S
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) O O S
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) O O S
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) S S S S S S S
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) S S S S S S S
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) S S S S S S S
Brake Assist S S S S S S S
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) S S S S S S S
Rear Parking Assistance System O S

 

Security SE SEL Sport Limited 2.0T Sport/ Limited Eco
Tamper-proof door lock key cylinder S S S S S S
Steering wheel locks when key is removed S S S S S S
Power window and door lock-out button S S S S S S
Emergency internal trunk release (located inside trunk, bright yellow) S S S S S S
Trunk lock remote S S S S S S
Anti-theft system integrated with keyless entry remote with alarm and panic alert S S S S S S
Proximity key with proximity sensors and push button start S S S S
Engine Immobilizer S S S S

Dimensions, Weights and Capacities

Exterior (inches) SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Wheelbase 110.4
Overall length 191.1
Overall width (excludes mirrors) 73.4
Overall height 58.1
Wheel tread, front/rear:
16-inch wheels
63.5 / 63.8
Wheel tread, front/rear:
17-inch wheels
63.1 / 63.3
Wheel tread, front/rear:
18-inch wheels
62.9 / 63.1
Coefficient of drag (Cd) 0.27
Minimum ground clearance 5.3

 

Interior (inches) SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Front seat: Head room 40.4
Leg room 45.5
Shoulder room 57.9
Hip room 55.3
Rear seat: Head room 38.0
Leg room 35.6
Shoulder room 56.5
Hip room 56.1

 

Weight (pounds) SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Curb weight 3,250 - TBD 3,483 - 3,527 3,247
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) TBD TBD TBD
Maximum towing capacity Not recommended

 

Capacities SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Fuel tank (gallons): use 87 octane unleaded regular fuel 18.5 18.5 18.5
Engine oil (quarts) 5.07 5.07 5.07
Engine coolant (quarts) 2.85 2.96 2.32

 

Volume (cubic feet) SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Passenger compartment 106.1
Cargo: trunk volume 16.3
Total 122.4

 

Fuel Economy / EPA / Performance SE / SEL / Sport / Limited 2.0T Sport / Limited Eco
Smog Score
Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV-II)
Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)


TBD

TBD


TBD


TBD

Global Warming Score TBD TBD TBD
City / Highway / Combined 25 / 36 / 29
(SE)
23 / 32 / 26 TBD
City / Highway / Combined 25 / 35 / 28 (SEL, Sport and Limited)
EPA Classification Large Car

Color

Exterior Interior

Name

(Code)

Cloth   Sport Leather Leather
Beige
(PPB)
Gray
(TGG)
Black
(TRY)
  Sport Combi Black (TRY) Sport Leather Black (TRY) Beige (PPB) Gray
(TGG)
Black
(TRY)
Quartz White Pearl
(WW8)
 
Phantom Black
(S3B)
 
Machine Gray
(SC2)
 
Scarlet Red
(PR3)
 
Symphony Silver
(Y8S)
  --
Electric Blue
(US2)
 
Lakeside Blue
(VU8)
 

Model Codes

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata SE 2.4L
4-Cyl
A/T 28402F45 01
Sonata SE 2.4L
4-Cyl – PZEV
A/T 28402F4P 01

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata SEL 2.4L
4-Cyl
A/T 284B2F45 01
Sonata SEL 2.4L
4-Cyl – PZEV
A/T 284B2F4P 01
Sonata SEL 2.4L
4-Cyl
A/T 284B2F45 02 Tech Package
Sonata SEL 2.4L
4-Cyl – PZEV
A/T 284B2F4P 02 Tech Package

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata Eco 1.6T
DCT 4-Cyl
DCT 28492F45 01

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note

Sonata Sport 2.4L

4-Cyl

A/T 284C2F45 01

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata Limited 2.4L 4-Cyl A/T 28472F45 01
Sonata Limited 2.4L
4-Cyl – PZEV
A/T 28472F4P 01
Sonata Limited 2.4L
4-Cyl
A/T 28472F45 03 Ultimate Package
Sonata Limited 2.4L
4-Cyl – PZEV
A/T 28472F4P 03 Ultimate Package

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata Sport 2.0T 4-Cyl A/T 28432F45 01

 

 

Model Equip. Model Code Opt. Group Note
Sonata Limited 2.0T A/T 4-Cyl A/T 28452F45 01

Dealer/Port Option

Port-Installed Options (PIO) and
Dealer-Installed Options (DIO)

Part Number

Comments

Exterior

Applique, rear bumper

C2F31AU600

Protective film to shield the rear bumper

Mudguards, complete set

C1F46AK400

Sport (2.4, 2.0T) and Limited (2.0T) only

Mudguards, complete set

C1F46AK300

SE, SEL, ECO and Limited (2.4)

Wheel locks

U844000500

 

Interior

Carpeted floor mats

C1F14AC001

All weather floor mats

C1F13AC002

Cargo net

C2017ADUP1

Cargo hook

00018ADUP2

Tray, cargo (reversible)

C2F12AU000

First aid kit

00083ADU00

Electrochromic rearview mirror (auto-dimming) with Blue Link®

C2062ADUP0

SEL and Sport

 

 

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