2019 Hyundai Sonata
Ratings & Reliability
This competitive sedan stands out for, among other attributes, its excellent rear-seat room, easy cabin access, and user-friendly controls. Handling is taut and secure, but the ride is on the firm side, and it's no longer as comfortable as it was before the 2018 freshening. The base 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine is coupled to a smooth six-speed automatic that returns 28 mpg overall in our tests. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbo mated to an eight-speed automatic is optional. The Eco uses a 1.6-liter, turbo four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed automatic. Outward visibility is a strong point. Blind spot warning is standard; forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, optional. Plug-in and hybrid versions are available; the latter returned an impressive 39 mpg overall in our tests. The generous interior makes for a very pleasant sedan.