Even as more and more Americans flock to the land of crossovers, the midsize sedan segment is holding strong thanks to a few quality cars—the Hyundai Sonata being one of them. Surprisingly spacious, highly affordable, and heavy on the in-car tech, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata doesn’t rest on its laurels as one of the most recognizably named sedans. Instead, it’s setting new standards in its class. Here are the 5 main reasons why any shopper should consider buying or leasing the new Sonata.
5) Exclusive Features & Class-leading Specs
Who said cars are small? The 2019 Sonata offers an incredible 122.4 cubic feet of interior volume — more total space than any other top competitor, including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Cargo volume in the new Sonata comes in at 16.3 cubic feet, which is right near the top of the midsize car segment, too.
Even in the entry-level Sonata, the SE, you’ll find a great assortment of standard fare, including a large 7.0-inch touchscreen, premium 6-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated side mirrors, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Slide into higher trims and you’ll be treated to a slew of class-exclusive features, such as heated and ventilated front leather seats; ventilated seats aren’t available on the Camry or Accord. On those warm Birmingham nights, nothing beats a chilled car seat.
Other notable available features include a heated steering wheel, 10-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, an integrated memory system for the driver’s seat and side-view mirrors, a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, hands-free trunk, rear window sunshades, wireless device charging, and even second-row USB ports.
4) 5-Star Safety
There’s a new sultan of sedan safety, and it’s named the Sonata. With a perfect 5-star overall safety rating and a coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation, the 2019 Sonata offers more standard protection than most midsize cars in its class. Included in the base Sonata SE are the following advanced and active safety features:
- Blind Spot Detection
- Rear Cross-traffic Alert
- Lane Change Assist
The following safety features are also packaged in upper Sonata trims:
- Rear parking sensors
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Dynamic Bending Headlights
- Automatic High Beam Assist
- Blue Link service with Remote Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery
3) Unbeatable Reliability
As is the case with every new Hyundai sold at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership, the 2019 Sonata comes with America’s Best Warranty, which includes:
- A 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
- A 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- A 5-year/unlimited mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance with trip interruption
This translates to an additional 2 years and 24,000 miles of New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage and an extra 5 years and 40,000 miles of Powertrain Limited Warranty coverage compared to Toyota and Honda. When you need to buy a dependable car, the Sonata is a wise choice.
2) Excellent Resale & Trade-In Value
The current Sonata generation earned a spot on Autotrader’s 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles list. What’s that mean for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata? The answer: Amazing resale and trade-in value. And with a starting price below $20,000, the latest Sonata continues to offer perhaps the best value of any new car in America. In fact, the attractively priced ’19 Sonata even nudged its way into Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Sedans Under $30,000 list!
Hyundai has always been a stickler for value, and the newest Sonata midsize sedan proves it. Pair it with any of our Birmingham Hyundai special offers, and you’ll see why the Sonata is at the top of every budget-conscious shopper’s list.
1) Hybrid Option
One of the more affordable hybrid cars in the country, the Sonata Hybrid has an MSRP of approximately $24,000 and returns up to 46 highway MPG. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid starts at $31,900 and has a 600-mile total driving range (28-mile electric). Many features are shared between the Sonata and Sonata hybrid models.
Best of all, the Sonata Hybrid and PHEV both include the industry-leading Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty, which covers the cost of replacing or repairing its lithium-polymer battery.
Want to learn how you can be the nice, new owner of a nice, new Sonata in Hoover? It’s surprisingly easy – just speak with a Jim Burke Hyundai salesperson at (205) 588-6283 or step foot onto our showroom at 1424 5th Ave N in Birmingham, AL. We’d be glad to help you choose the right Hyundai Sonata trim, tech package, and auto finance terms.
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