Compare Hyundai Sonata Models

The Hyundai Sonata is a stylish midsize sedan that offers lots of features. It's a smart choice for drivers in Sayre, PA, and Ithaca and Vestal, NY. If you're wondering what's the difference between Hyundai Sonata models, then you've come to the right place. To help you decide, the team at Maguire Hyundai put together this overview of the Hyundai Sonata trim levels to go over the various Sonata trims. You can also click below to read our other Hyundai Sonata reviews and learn more about Hyundai Sonata specs and Schedule a test drive today!

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The base trim runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. This works with an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. Together, they'll provide you with up to an efficient EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG.

You'll also have peace of mind in the Hyundai Sonata SE. It comes with lots of safety features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, and Driver Attention Warning. Plus, you'll have excellent visibility with LED headlights, taillights, and Daytime Running Lights.

The interior offers a comfortable ride with premium cloth seats and a user-friendly infotainment system. An 8-inch touchscreen comes standard with HD Radio®. You can also sync your smartphone to the system with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™.


The Hyundai Sonata SEL runs on the same powertrain as the base trim. It offers a sportier feel, though, with chrome interior accents, a more stylish exhaust, and both a front and rear sport bumper fascia.

It lets you get going in a hurry, too. With Proximity Key entry with push button start, you can get on the road while the keys are still in your pocket. There's even a hands-free smart trunk that can help out when you've got your hands full.

You'll have more ways to get comfortable in this trim. Heated front seats come standard along with dual automatic temperature control and an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support. Your passengers can relax, too, with a rear center armrest that features two cupholders.

It also gives you more technology. The instrument cluster includes a 4.2-inch LCD display, while SiriusXM® Satellite Radio gives you more music to choose from. You'll also have some extra driver-assistance features watching out for you, like Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.

SEL Plus

What's the difference between the hyundai sonata SEL vs SEL Plus? A 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine comes standard on the Sonata SEL Plus. It gets up to 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It's also got great fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway MPG.

It spruces up the interior with Dinamica® suede leatherette seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. There's also more information available in front of the steering wheel with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.


What's the difference between Hyundai Sonata SE and Limited? The final trim level gives you more luxury, comfort, and visibility. The Hyundai Sonata Limited has leather seats, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and a 4-way power adjustable front-passenger seat. You can also set the mood for your drive with ambient LED interior lighting.

The exterior includes both Matrix-type LED headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers. On top of helping you see clearly during storms, this trim can help you navigate tight spots. Front and rear parking sensors come standard along with Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear.

Test Drive the Hyundai Sonata

To learn more about the Hyundai Sonata trim levels, visit Maguire Hyundai and take one for a test drive. Whether you're running errands in Sayre, PA, or commuting to work in Ithaca or Vestal, NY, the Sonata delivers a smooth, stylish ride.

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