2020 Hyundai Sonata Specifications

By | June 26, 2020

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan sold in four trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus and Limited. The SE has a solid list of standard features, including advanced driver safety aids. The SEL and the SEL Plus are reasonably priced upgrades that add significantly more convenience features. The Limited is fairly pricey but includes all options on lower trims, plus a handful of unique items such as ventilated seats and a remote parking feature.

There are three powertrains on offer in the 2020 Sonata: a 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 191 horsepower, a 180-hp 1.6-liter turbo-4, and a hybrid system that altogether makes 192 horsepower. The turbo-4 makes its full torque at low rpm so it should feel stronger than the base engine. It’s smooth and relatively quiet, but not especially responsive; the Hybrid feels like it might be the quickest in the lineup. In any case, the Sonata steers precisely and handles well, but it’s nowhere near as sporty as the quickest versions of the Toyota Camry (V-6) or Honda Accord (2.0T).


The Sonata’s interior is attractive and feels like it’s worth more than the asking price (which starts in at $24,555 and tops out $10,000 later). The back seat is comfortable and spacious, the materials look and feel upscale, and the dashboard layout is simple and ergonomic. The Sonata’s 16 cubic feet of cargo space is about what we expect from mid-size sedans—neither the best nor the worst in its set. Still, we fit seven of our carry-on suitcases inside its trunk, which is plenty of space for a long road trip with the family.

Hyundai Sonata hybrid


EPA mileage estimates 27 City / 37 Hwy
Base engine size 2.5 liters
Base engine type I-4
Horsepower 191 hp
Horsepower rpm 6,100
Torque 181 lb-ft.
Torque rpm 4,000
Drive type front-wheel
Turning radius 17.9 ”
Front head room 40 “
Rear head room 38 “
Front shoulder room 58 “
Rear shoulder room 56 “
Front hip room 55 “
Rear hip room 54 “
Front leg room 46.1 “
Rear leg room 34.8 “
Luggage capacity 16.3 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity 16.0 cu.ft.
Standard seating 5
Length 192.9 “
Body width 73.2 “
Body height 56.9 “
Wheelbase 111.8 “
Ground clearance 5.3 “
Curb 3,192 lbs.
Gross weight 4,354 lbs.


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