What makes drivers in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island turn to a midsize car like the Hyundai Sonata for their driving needs? We'd guess it has something to do with this car's efficient engine, refined interior, and reputation for safety.

We'll explore all those qualities and more in this car review of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Read it and learn what this sedan brings to the table. If you have any questions, our team at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head can answer them-don't be shy about reaching out!

2018 Sonata: Impressive Interior Features

Slide into the cabin of the 2018 Sonata, and you'll experience a whole new level of comfort. The standard tilting and telescoping steering wheel makes it easy to customize your optimal driving position. The new three-spoke wheel looks sportier than last year's four-spoke design and offers more ergonomic openings for your hands.

The rear seat comfortably fits the average adult, with 38 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom. If you opt for the top-tier Limited trim, you'll find convincing wood grain inlays and luxurious leather seats in your choice of beige, gray, or black. Two-tone contrasts between the seats and dashboard add a splash of style.

Speed vs Efficiency: Car Performance Specs

The Hyundai Sonata has five powertrains to speak of, including three all-gasoline systems and two hybrid systems (including one plug-in hybrid). For incredible acceleration, choose the 2.0L turbocharged I-4 that makes 245 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque.

If efficiency is more your thing, the most efficient all-gas powertrain can be found in the Eco trim. It runs on a 178-horsepower 1.6L turbocharged I-4, which offers an EPA-estimated 28 city and 37 highway MPG, reducing your trips to refuel substantially.  

The Sonata hybrid gets up to 40 city and 46 highway MPG, while the plug-in hybrid has an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 27 miles! That puts your daily commute well within reach of an efficient, gasoline-free drive.

Safety Features with Your Security in Mind

The safety credentials of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata are unimpeachable. Not only did it earn a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, but it was also named a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the IIHS.

To earn these high distinctions, the Sonata had to pass several batteries of crash testing, a sign that its engineering and passive safety features work well to reduce the risk of injury in an accident.

In 2018, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is now standard. When you signal a lane change while a vehicle is in your blind spot, this system will send you audible and visual alerts. And, when you're driving in reverse to back out of a parking space, you'll be alerted to traffic approaching from your side.

Try Out the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Firsthand in Hardeeville SC

Reading a car review is one thing, but getting behind the wheel is a whole new experience. If you like what you've seen so far, schedule a test drive of this midsize car at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head.

Our team of auto experts can help you get a handle on all the exciting features in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, so you can decide if it's the perfect ride for your daily drive through Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island!

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