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Hyundai Sonata Limited blends luxury and performance inside and out

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As the rise of crossovers has supplanted the need for smaller cars with less space and robust road hogging SUVs, the mid-sized sedan has struggled to maintain the hold it once had on the car industry. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited is here to rebuke that notion, offering very few flaws despite its unassuming handle.

The Sonata may be a lot of things, but limited is not one of them. By virtue of its general description, it may not be labeled a luxury car, but the Sonata Limited does it’s best to be one. Boasting a plush interior that includes a plethora of infotainment options powered by a 10.3-inch touchscreen, the dashboard duly accepts the challenge of providing an inviting journey any day of the week.

Under the hood of the Sonata you will find a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four that works well with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The lower gears are a little jumpy, but as the Sonata accelerates into cruising speeds, it does just that. That smoothness can be attributed to the 180 horsepower, which pushes the Sonata to a sufficient 60 mph in 7.3 seconds.

The exterior is equally impressive with chrome trimmings in all the right places. The headlights stand out, as they sparkle upon illuminating, while the aerodynamic feel of the body gives it unique proportions you won’t find on any other midsize competitor.

With 27 mpg in the city, 36 on the freeway, fuel economy is a gem, achieving 31 combined mpg and an annual fuel cost of only $1,300.

The base price for a Hyundai Sonata Limited is $33,300 versus the slight upgrade we used for our tester, which cost a grand total of 34,365.

SPECS
36 MPG Hwy EPA est.⁠
180-hp 1.6L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine⁠
10.25-inch Navigation system⁠
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)⁠
Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)⁠
Surround View Monitor (SVM)