People are already starting to notice the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, an extensively revised automobile, in a significant way. The newly introduced generation of Hyundai’s mass-market car was presented this week with the “Sedan of the Show” award at the ongoing Miami International Auto Show, the 49th running of that salon. SAMA’s panel of journalist judges selected the new Sonata over some very tough competition, namely the Cadillac CT4, a vehicle that ordinarily occupies a segment of the market that’s a full rung above the Sonata’s.
With an entry-level price of $23,400 for the basic SE model, the Sonata swings into 2020 with fresh coupe-inspired styling and a host of technical advancements. The powertrain is built around an entirely new Smartsense inline-four that displaces 2.5 liters and improves the Sonata’s horsepower rating to 191. The previous standard six-speed automatic transaxle is replaced by an eight-speed unit. The interior’s center LED monitor grows to eight inches across, and a full suite of driver aids, including collision avoidance, is standard on the 2020 Sonata. Extras include leather seating, a panoramic sunroof, a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, and new smartphone-linked digital key technology. Pricing for the turbo-powered Limited tops out at $33,300.