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Five Questions Answered About the 2024 Hyundai Sonata

The new 2024 Hyundai Sonata offers a series of improvements, including the addition of all-wheel drive.

  • All-wheel drive will be available as an option with the 2.5-liter engine.

  • The Sonata’s exterior styling has been redesigned, and the interior has also been enhanced.

  • The new Sonata 2024 goes on sale this winter


 

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata introduced today reveals various changes and updates, particularly in design and technology aspects. Set to hit the dealers in winter, the Sonata will compete with the redesigned Honda Accord as well as the Toyota Camry in a midsize sedan segment looking to regain some of its former glory. The new Sonata adds all-wheel drive to its list of features, a significant addition in the Canadian market while also revamping the exterior and adding a few new features inside. It’s not a new generation, but it’s not far from a complete redesign.

 

 

  1. What’s new about the 2024 Hyundai Sonata?

 

On the exterior, the 2024 Sonata sports a different design direction with a long hood and wide front-end layout. The front gets a more pronounced look due to the integration of the Seamless Horizon Lamp, offering a subtle nod to Hyundai’s modern design language. The rear is also revised, presenting new H-lights and a distinct trunk design, hinting at subtle sporty undertones.

 

Inside, the refreshed Sonata is equipped with a new curved display that combines the 12.3-inch driver’s information cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment system touchscreen. Over-the-air updates will ensure owners get access to the latest multimedia features. Other interior enhancements include an available 12-speaker BOSE system with CenterPoint 360 technology. Also, it’s worth noting the introduction of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all its models, finally.

 

 

The Digital Key system is also added to the 2024 Sonata’s list of features. This technology has been progressively making its way across the entire Hyundai lineup as the automaker refreshes or redesigns its models. The technology allows users to unlock and start their vehicle without the need for a keyfob, so long as they have their smartphone. Access can also be granted remotely to another person who can then use their smartphone to access the Hyundai.

 

The Sonata N Line, while retaining the core design elements, includes some differential factors, like specific wheels and exhaust designs. Hyundai also says that improvements have been made to improve noise, vibration, and harshness performance, making the midsize sedan more refined and comfortable.

 

 

The big addition to the 2024 Sonata is HTRAC all-wheel drive which will be an available option on models powered by the 2.5-litre four-cylinder. The system is front-wheel biased, sending power to the rear wheels through a electro-hydraulic system when added stability and traction are needed. The Sonata will feature a Snow drive mode along with Normal, Smart, Sport, and Custom modes that affect how the AWD system functions, but also engine response, steering and transmission settings.

 

  1. What engines and drive systems are offered on the 2024 Hyundai Sonata?

 

The Sonata will continue to be available with a standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder which should deliver around 191 horsepower like the current model. The N Line trim will feature the current 2.5-litre turbo with 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The 2024 Sonata will also be offered as a hybrid model with 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive will be available exclusively with the 2.5-litre powertrain. Hyundai only said the Sonata would offer “a range of engines” and didn’t mention the 1.6-litre turbo.

 

  1. When will it hit the market?

 

The 2024 Sonata is expected to be available at dealerships this winter, so late 2023 or early 2024.

 

  1. How much will it cost?

 

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet. We expect the base model to start around the same price as the current model which costs just over $29,000. The N Line trim has a current starting price of $39,099 while the Hybrid trim starts at $41,349. The 2024 Sonata should follow this pricing structure, and we expect all-wheel drive to cost an extra $2,000 to $3,000.

 

 

  1. What do we think of the 2024 Hyundai Sonata?

 

While the 2024 Hyundai Sonata isn’t a complete overhaul, it certainly brings significant updates that keep it competitive in its segment. The addition of all-wheel drive is significant and will give Hyundai dealers more arguments to convince potential buyers. Moreover, the Sonata continues to offer one of the best hybrid vehicles in its class while the N Line is the best performing midsize sedan you can buy in this price range.

 

 

The design will continue to divide consumers, but that’s never been a problem for Hyundai. From a technology standpoint the 2024 Sonata stands out as well. Will it drive consumers back to midsize sedans? Probably not, and the new Sonata has some fierce competitors to deal with, but everything that’s made this vehicle good is now improved. At least on paper.

 

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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