New 2019 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Comparison

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most popular mid-size sedans available. For the 2020 model year, the Sonata is all new. To see how much the Sonata has changed, we will compare the 2019 Sonata with the 2020 model here at Fitzgerald's Countryside Hyundai, less than 25 minutes away from Largo, FL, in Clearwater.


Let's start with the appearance of both vehicles. Looking at the 2020 Sonata's new exterior, the first thing you will notice is the larger grille with a unique grid pattern highlighted with the Hyundai logo. The headlights are also completely changed. One of the most striking additions to the 2020 Sonata comes from LED lights that extend up the hood of the vehicle; this is something unique in the mid-size sedan segment.


Moving to the interior, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata features an all-new digital gauge cluster along with a larger infotainment screen. The 2020 Sonata has a smaller shifter that allows more space for the driver to access the wireless charger on the center console. Finally, the seats and the interior cabin design got a complete upgrade.


Now let's take a look at the powertrain. On the 2019 Sonata, the sedan came standard with a 178-horsepower engine. There was also an optional 245-horsepower engine. For the 2020 model year, the Hyundai Sonata gets a 180-horsepower and a 191-horsepower engine. Both of these powertrains come designed to provide improved fuel efficiency for both city and highway driving, so either presents a smart choice for your daily drive in St. Petersburg.


Looking at the safety, the 2019 Sonata is rich with lots of safety features including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go. With the 2020 Sonata, Tampa drivers get all of these safety features as standard plus some all-new safety features such as Rear Occupant Alert (ROA). With Rear Occupant Alert, the Sonata will let you know if there is still a passenger in the backseat. This feature will help you remember if you have a child in the back seat.

If you are interested in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, please visit Fitzgerald's Countryside Hyundai in Clearwater, FL. You will have the opportunity to be one of the first people to test drive this popular mid-size sedan.

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