Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Driving The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited, SEL Plus and N-Line! (No, It's Not Just A Pretty Body).

Main Driving The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited, SEL Plus and N-Line! (No, It's Not Just A Pretty Body).

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    Can’t decide on grabbing the svelte new Hyundai Sonata now or wait for the performance boosted N-Line due out late next year? Tom Voelk checks out the 1.6T …

    Mike Hoard

    Looks like a dead catfish

    Rafael Romero

    Rafael Romero

    Melvin Ray Spence III

    my only issue with this car is the engine, what is with these small liter turbos? 2.5 not much better. Hyundai needs a V6 300hp engine like in the Maxima and Camry.

    Stephen Hendricks

    A very appealing vehicle. A few nits to pick. I'm not a fan of push button gear selectors. I didn't like them on the 1957 DeSoto and I don't like them mounted on the console of the Sonata. With over 300 ft lbs of torque the N Line version could use a DSG, at least an electronic one, but Hyundai may make do by initially limiting the torque to the front wheels as with the Mazda6.


    It looks a decent car but I didn't like front design.


    Great video as usual but not a fan of the thumbnail. At first glance I barely noticed it was a video about the new Sonata.


    Sedans and Coupes are still great, SUV's =Grandma carrier's Lol

    PD Lynch

    Great review and editing. Love everything but that gaping mouth. Many automakers have adopted that look.


    That front nose is ugly as hell. I love the side and back look. The front looks like Dark Vaders mask.

    Sajjad Ali

    All fine and dandy until an engine recall which doesn't cover replacement costs – documented and broadcasted by various media outlets including CBC in Canada

    George G.

    Great review.

    Egan Fo

    Great to see all the other automotive YouTubers during the lectures. This car is exciting, lots to woo other customers.


    In South Korea, the Sonata and Kia Optima are used as taxis. So I'm wondering if the new models will continue with taxi duty.

    BTW, the Sonata hybrid features a solar roof in its home market. Won't be surprised if that feature not make it to the U.S.

    Zak Forte

    This segment is so competitive now and Iโ€™m all over it

    David Wolf

    While I really like the overall architecture of this updated design, I'm not a fan of the front-wheel-drive especially if AWD is not an available option.

    Chris Freemesser

    At what point did automakers not need to put front bumpers on their cars? I'm looking at the Sonata and thinking that even a minor parking lot fender bender is going to cost a LOT to fix. You'd think the NHTSA would put their foot down on some of these dubious front fascia designs.

    Wes K

    I wish the "preproduction swirly tape" they put on cars was an actual paint job you can buy off the lot. The color description on DMV paperwork and insurance would be funny and give onlookers headaches trying to figure it out. Also be able to spot which car is yours in a full parking lot ๐Ÿคฃ

    Alex Mobil

    That fish puss grill on the front should be a ..copy of the Lexus or the Audi front?? Anyway they ve tried hard all around to make this car to look pretty but.. the absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw and besides not talking only about my self but if someone has driven an SUV will hardly go back to a sedan even if that doesn't roll much on the curves.

    Karl Letcher

    I like the one in Arteon Gold.


    I hate it…

    Jeff Sawyer

    Very impressive sedan. Thanks Tom!

    John C.

    If this YouTube gig doesn't work out for you Tom you should look into sales because you almost had me sold on this Sonata…but alas I am a Toyota Man going on 40 years now.


    I like this car. Excellent review Tom! Though there are a number of things I like about this car, one of the main things I found appealing was the fact that they really spent a lot of time working to make their entire safety suite function in a safe real world manner.

    I do wish eventually that someone would address the problems with Subaru's active cruise control system and how dangerous it is, lots of consumer reviews out there talking about it.

    Personally I think that Nissan, Cadillac, and BMW make the best systems, with Subaru and Honda making the absolute worst, their systems are outright dangerous. I think it's awesome that Hyundai is really stepping up their game here. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ


    Big thumbs down to Roman ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿพ

    Tom Waznis

    Sharp car!

    SS S

    The reason why Tesla can use IOS as key is they are using much slower Bluetooth and not NFC. Its why you have to wait until BT recognizes your phone as you sit and wait at your Model 3. NFC is much faster but Apple has it locked down (which may be good or bad I don't know).


    This looks more luxury than the Genesis G70! That front end looks like will be an expensive fix even with light dings. Hyundai though are knocking it out of the park a lot (as is KIA). Did Roman TFL yawn in the interior presentation?

    Rational Lion

    (Yes, It's Just Not A Pretty Body) It has a sad-robot face, drooping rear graphics and 2019 styling cliches on every square millimetre…over-wrought styling on under-developed mechanics.
    Let's face it: Hyundai is the Korean Chrysler.

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