Jenny reviews the latest 2018 Hyundai Sonata in its top of the line premium trim level. In Australia, the Sonata is available in 2 trims, the entry-level Active gets a bigger 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine, while the Premium we reviewed has a smaller but more powerful 2-liter petrol engine aided by a turbocharger. This 2-liter petrol engine produces 180 kW at rather high 6000 revs, but also 353 Nm of torque at just 1350 revs. Even though it’s technically a facelift, some changes are pretty significant and they make the latest Hyundai Sonata a worthy contender car in its class against other medium sedans like the Toyota Camry and the Mazda 6.


Engine: 2L Turbo Petrol
Max. Power: 180 kW – 241 hP
Max. Torque: 353 Nm @ 1350rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 8.5 L/100km
Transmission: 8 speed auto transmission banner


  • Hyundai’s cascading front grille
  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Wireless Smart Phone charging
  • 8” Sat Nav with Apply Carplay and Android Auto
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Drive Attention Alert
  • Blind Spot Detection

The new Hyundai Sonata is packed with safety features that include rear view camera, front and rear parking assist system, blind spot detection, driver attention alert, smart cruise control, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist system, electronic parking brake, rain sensors, ABS, hill start assist, traction control system, vehicle stability management, blind spot detection, lane change assist and departure warning, rear, cross traffic alert and more.

This Sonata is a really safe car. Which makes it strange that it has no automatic emergency braking.