The Sonata is freshened inside and out for 2018. It also benefits from some equipment adjustments that should help this competitive sedan keep pace with its ever-evolving midsized sedan rivals. The engines essentially carryover behind that new grille, though the turbo four-cylinder gains an eight-speed automatic transmission. The last-tested Sonata had a comfortable ride, but some versions lacked grip. Hyundai has tuned the ride, handling, and steering response, hopefully making gains, without compromising the commendable dynamics. For 2018, even the base Sonata will come with a 7-inch infotainment display screen, along with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert will come standard on all 2018 Sonatas. And Hyundai has added lane keeping assist to its lane departure warning system.