Everything About the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

October 20th, 2022 by

Since its humble beginnings in the mid-1980s, the Hyundai Sonata has risen to become one of the leaders in the segment of midsize sedans. Currently in its eighth generation, the Sonata represents affordable style and class in a tight package. The 2022 model year brought tremendous fuel efficiency combined with an attractive, well-appointed interior, making it one of the best-value models on the market.

With the 2023 Hyundai Sonata set to hit the market sometime later this year, we thought it would be helpful to take a peek. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming addition to the Hyundai lineup.

Overview of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

As Hyundai itself has reported, the 2023 Sonata will be a carryover model, meaning there are no major redesigns. As such, the upcoming Sonata will embody the same characteristics that make the current model such a high-value vehicle. Exteriorly, we’ll get the same sleek, boldly styled hood and streamlined roof. Inside, you’re getting quality materials, elegant lines, and top-tier technology, as well as ample capacity for five people and their belongings (104.4 cubic feet of passenger volume and 16 cubic feet of cargo).

Additionally, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata will be available in both gas-powered and hybrid models. The current model year for the gas-powered Sonata is available in six trims while the hybrid comes in three, but the 2023 Sonata may reduce trim options just slightly.

That being said, there are some changes that Hyundai plans to make to the 2023 Sonata, across both the gas-powered and hybrid versions.

Trim Levels for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

At this time, it appears that the gas-powered version of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata will be available in five trims, compared to the six of the current model year. They are:

  • SE.
  • SEL.
  • SEL Plus.
  • N Line.
  • Limited.

Missing is the N Line Night, an all-black special edition for the sporty N Line trim.

The SE and SEL trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine that puts out 191 horsepower. Move up to the SEL Plus and the Limited and you get a 1.6-liter I turbo that generates 180 horsepower. For the most power, you want the N Line, whose 2.5-liter turbo can produce 290 horsepower.

The 2023 Sonata Hybrid will again be available in three trims:

  • Blue.
  • SEL.
  • Limited.

The hybrid powertrain is identical across all three levels. The gas-powered component is a 2-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine that puts out 150 horsepower, while the electric component is a 39 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor. Together, they generate 192 combined horsepower.

Fuel Economy for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

Whether you go for the gas-powered model or the hybrid, you’re going to get excellent fuel economy out of your 2023 Hyundai Sonata.

The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the gas-powered Sonata varies to some degree depending on your trim level. The SE trim is the most fuel-efficient, getting 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. For the SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited trims, you can expect 27 and 37 mpg, respectively. The performance-oriented N Line trim is the least fuel-efficient at 23 and 33 mpg,

The Sonata Hybrid, of course, is the leader in terms of fuel economy. Across all three trim levels, you can get up to 50 mpg in the city and 54 mpg on the highway. On the low end, you’re looking at 45 and 51 mpg, respectively.

New Features for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

The gas-powered and hybrid 2023 Hyundai Sonatas will receive a couple of minor changes to their exteriors and interiors. According to Hyundai, the primary exterior change for the gas-powered model is a tire mobility kit in place of a spare tire for the N Line trim. The kit, though small, consists of multiple components:

  • Speed-restriction label, which you should place on your steering wheel after you’ve used the kit.
  • Sealant bottle.
  • Connecting hose, which links the sealant bottle to the affected tire.
  • Compressor for pumping sealant and air into the affected tire.
  • Compressor housing for the sealant bottle.
  • Power cable, which connects to your Sonata’s power outlet.
  • Tire pressure gauge.
  • Button for reducing tire pressure.

With the tire mobility kit, the idea is to repair small punctures temporarily so that you can operate the vehicle long enough to seek a more permanent solution. The use of the tire mobility kit reduces the overall weight of the Sonata, which, in turn, helps to improve acceleration and fuel efficiency. For larger punctures, the better bet is to call Hyundai Roadside Assistance, which comes standard with every Sonata and is available 24 hours.

As for interior updates, there are a couple of changes to note. One relates to the infotainment display for the SEL trim in both the gas-powered and hybrid models. Whereas the 2022 model of the SEL comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, the upcoming model will come equipped with a larger 10.25-inch screen (also standard for the SEL Plus, Limited, and N Line trims).

Another change is for the gas-powered SEL Plus. Previously, the highway driving assist feature came standard at this trim level, but this will not be the case for the 2023 model year. Instead, Hyundai plans for it to be standard only for the Limited and N Line trims.

Pricing for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

Pricing for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata will be similar to the original MSRPs of the current model year. For the gas-powered models, the starting MSRPs are:

  • SE: $24,950.
  • SEL: $27,475.
  • SEL Plus: $31,975.
  • N Line: $34,325.
  • Limited: $34,975.

For the 2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the expected MSRPs are:

  • Blue: $27,950.
  • SEL: $31,300.
  • Limited: $36,250.

Want to learn more about the 2023 Hyundai Sonata? We’d love to talk shop, so feel free to drop us a line. Fill out the inquiry form on our contact page with your name, contact information, and message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you’d prefer to speak directly with one of our sales associates, call us on our main line at 850-404-0657.

We also have a large variety of other great new Hyundai models at our dealership, and you’re always welcome to come and check out the inventory. You might be interested in our diverse selection of pre-owned vehicles as well. Find us at 6501 Pensacola Blvd. in Pensacola, Florida. We’re open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We can’t wait to show you why we’re one of the premier dealerships serving northwestern Florida.

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