The refreshed Hyundai Sonata challenges the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
After its global debut, the facelifted 2024 Hyundai Sonata has arrived in North America with three engine options, including an electrified powertrain, plus available AWD. It aims to take on the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the midsize segment.
For North America, the Sonata has three distinct engines, dropping the outgoing model’s turbo 1.6L. A naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder is available on base trims, while the Sonata N Line offers a turbo 2.5L mill. The hybrid has a 2.0L engine paired with an electric motor.
Official horsepower figures are still pending, but the 2023 N Line made 290 hp, the hybrid had 192 hp combined, and the NA model boasted 191 hp.
Design-wise, the 2024 Sonata gets a radical facelift inside and out. The front end is completely revised with sleek new headlights and grille. The rear has new taillights with a stylish H motif.
The N Line differs with an enlarged front bumper, 19-inch wheels, rear spoiler, and twin exhausts. It exclusively gets the Aero Matte Silver color for an “aircraft look.”
The refreshed cabin has dual 12.3-inch displays merged behind a curved screen. There’s a head-up display, 12-speaker Bose audio with CenterPoint 360, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Notable new safety features include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist 1.5, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safe Exit Assist, and Highway Driving Assist.
New for North America is HTRAC AWD, available on the 2.5L NA engine. This enhances grip and stability in poor weather – an attractive option for cold regions.
Pricing will be revealed before the 2024 Sonata hits dealerships this winter. An increase is expected, but the Sonata brings lots of updates to challenge the Camry and Accord.