The Hyundai Sonata has always been one of the most popular midsize family sedans and the Korean carmaker has introduced a newly invigorated model to take on the competition. The new 2018 Hyundai Sonata is poised to compete with newly launched rival models like the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Toyota Camry.
Like every midsize sedan manufacturers, Hyundai has also spruced up the Sonata’s turbocharged version that has been competitively priced to gain an advantage over its more powerful Japanese rivals. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Turbo may not boast of higher speeds or an advanced infotainment system but it surely has some major improvements that are worth noting.
The car’s handling has won an applause from experts. Most of the maneuvers can be undertaken without a hitch and the car can be driven smoothly around sharper turns. The upgraded model of Hyundai Sonata Turbo gets a new steering wheel that offers precision while driving.
Much of the pleasant driving experience n be attributed to the eight-speed automatic transmission system that is paired with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 245 hp power and a 265 lb-ft torque. The automatic transmission system offers brisk acceleration with much shorter shift times.
The Hyundai Sonata Turbo speeds up from 0-60 mph in just 8 seconds. The city, highway, as well as the combined mpg figures delivered by the car, are 23.5 mpg, 40.5 mpg, and 28.9 mpg respectively.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport comes equipped with all the standard safety features that one can find in other mid-size cars. The features are rear cross traffic alert, blind-spot detection, lane keep assist and lane change assist. Moreover, the car is equipped with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The car has all the standardized comfort features that include well-ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-speaker audio system, wireless device charging system, 8.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Value for Money
The car will prove to be a great asset to all the customers who wish to own a budget mid-size sedan that has good handling and which delivers the much-needed power to cruise on the highway. The price of the car in the Dubai mid-size sedan market is AED 118,125.