We recently posted an article about the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue subcompact crossover SUV, and in that article, we mentioned that pricing for the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan would be announced by the end of November 2019, when it was due to go on sale. On November 7, 2019, just a day after we posted that article (we suggest that you go ahead and read the article once you've read this one if you haven't had a chance to already), Hyundai announced pricing for the all-new 2020 Sonata. Pricing for the latest generation of Hyundai's popular midsize sedan, which is now larger, more luxurious, and more technologically-advanced than ever before, will start at just $23,400, or only $200 above the previous-generation 2019 Hyundai Sonata it replaces. The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will be available in four basic trim levels: base SE, value-oriented SEL, up-level SEL Plus, and range-topping Limited, and most trim levels will also be available with additional packages that allow buyers to further personalize their Sonatas as they see fit. However, buyers wanting a gasoline/electric hybrid (HEV) or Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Sonata will have to wait until at least mid-2020 for the all-new 2021 models to go on sale. NOTE: All pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes or other fees.
Starting out the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata lineup is the base SE trim, which still comes well-equipped with many convenience, safety, and technology features. Starting at $23,400, the SE trim includes features such as a new 2.5L Smartstream Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine producing 191 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, cloth seating surfaces, a rearview backup camera system, an electronic parking brake, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Follow Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), automatic high-beam assist, a smart cruise control system with stop-and-go, LED front hidden lighting lamps, LED daytime running lamps (DRL's), LED rear tail lamps, and a laminated windshield.
Buyers looking for value will want to consider the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL trim level. Starting at $25,500, the SEL trim level adds features such as seventeen-inch alloy wheels, sport front and rear fascias, a twin-tip muffler, heated side mirrors, side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, a keyless access system with push-button start, a hands-free smart trunk release (foot-activated trunk release), a 4.2-inch full-color LCD instrument cluster display screen, leatherette-trimmed interior door panel inserts, Liquid Chrome interior trim accent panels, an automatic up/down front passenger's power window, an eight-way, power-adjustable front driver's bucket seat, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, dual heated front bucket seats, a rear center armrest, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a paid trial subscription, and the Hyundai Blue Link in-vehicle telematics system with a paid trial subscription. In addition to the many impressive standard features on the SEL trim, buyers can also choose to add several additional packages to their Sonata. First up, an SEL Convenience Package, available for $1,200, adds a 12.3-inch full-color LCD digital instrument cluster, the Hyundai Digital Key ("Phone-as-a-Key") System, a wireless smartphone charging pad, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink garage door opener system, a second-row rear air vent, and second-row USB charging ports. Next, an SEL Premium Package, for $1,850 (requires the SEL Convenience Package), adds a 12-speaker Bose premium amplified audio system, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. An SEL Panoramic Sunroof Package, for $1,000 when combined with either the SEL Convenience Package, the SEL Premium Package, or both packages, adds a panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting. Finally, an SEL Drive Guidance Package, available for $950 (and requiring all three available packages), adds a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Highway Drive Assist, and the Hyundai Blue Link Guidance Package with a three-year paid trial subscription.
Buyers wanting turbocharged power in their all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will need to at least move up to the SEL Plus trim level, which adds turbocharged power and a few extra features to the standard SEL trim level, and starting at $27,450. These features include a 180-horsepower, 1.6L Smartstream Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine, steering wheel-mounted transmission shift paddles, eighteen-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish and gloss black-painted accents, 235/45R18 Michelin or Pirelli tires, glossy black side mirrors and window surrounds, the Hyundai Digital Key ("Phone-as-a-Key") System, aluminum pedals, and Dinamica combination suede and leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces. All of the features of the SEL Convenience Package, the SEL Premium Package, the SEL Panoramic Sunroof Package, and the SEL Drive Guidance Package are also included with the SEL Plus trim level.
Topping out the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata lineup is the Limited trim level. Starting at $33,300, the Limited trim comes equipped with many luxurious features, including the Hyundai Digital Key ("Phone-as-a-Key") System, a color heads-up display (HUD), a blind-spot view monitor with Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), the Remote Smart Park Assist System (which, much like the systems offered on BMW vehicles, can maneuver the Sonata Limited in or out of tight parking spaces, and is the first system of its kind offered on a NON-luxury vehicle).
Exterior colors on the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will vary depending upon the trim level selected, but the all-new 2020 Sonata will offer a total of eight hues: Quartz White (White), Glowing Yellow (Yellow), Shimmering Silver Pearl (Silver), Hampton Gray (Light Gray), Calypso Red (Red), Stormy Sea (Dark Blue), Portofino Gray (Dark Gray), and Phantom Black (Black). Interior color options, which will also vary by 2020 Hyundai Sonata trim level, have not yet been released, but cloth (SE and SEL), Dinamica combination suede and leatherette-trimmed (SEL Plus ONLY), and luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces (Limited ONLY) will all be available. Overall, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a big improvement over its 2019 predecessor. Production of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata started at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as in Ulsan, South Korea, and will go on sale at Hyundai dealerships nationwide by the end of November 2019. The all-new 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (HEV) and Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) will both be unveiled soon, and will go on sale in mid-2020. By that time, an all-new 2021 Kia Optima/Optima Hybrid (HEV)/Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), based on this car, should have made its debut as well. What do you think of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata? Would you consider one, if you were shopping for a midsize sedan? Let us know in the comments down below!