2023 Hyundai Sonata - What You Need to Know

The Hyundai Sonata has remained one of the most popular midsize sedans on the market for many reasons. Not only does it come with America’s Best warranty, but it also comes with some amazing features. Not to mention its outstanding new design which was introduced a couple of years prior.

The Sonata’s aggressive body lines and bold front face make it stand out on any Minnesota road. And while the Sonata is a carryover model for 2023, there are a few minor changes to this year’s rendition that drivers should know.

Get Familiar With The 2023 Sonata N Line

What’s New For the 2023 Hyundai Sonata?

Exterior Changes

  • The Sonata N Line now comes with a tire mobility kit (previously a compact spare tire)
  • The Limited Hybrid now comes with a Panoramic Sunroof (previously available)


Interior/Convenience Changes

  • The SEL and SEL Convenience now come with a 10.25” Navigation system with Dynamic Voice Recognition (DVR) (previously 8” display).
  • Highway driving assist now comes on the Limited and N Line only (previously available on the SEL Plus)

Sonata Exterior Design and Improvements

The Sonata is sure to turn heads with its longer, lower, and wider stance which emphasizes its sleek and sporty profile. The new hidden daytime running lights also add to the Sonata’s appearance. These headlights integrate perfectly with the chrome trim and when they are not turned on look like chrome. Oh, and did we mention these come standard across all trim levels?


What wheels does the Sonata come with?2022 Hyundai Sonata For Sale

The 2023 Sonata offers beautiful wheel options across its entire lineup, so no matter which trim you decide on, you can be sure they will stand out while driving through the metro.

  • SE – 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • SEL – 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • SEL Plus – 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • N Line – 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Limited – 18-inch alloy Wheels


The 2023 Sonata comes in 7 different color options:

  1. Serenity White
  2. Onyx Black
  3. Hampton Gray
  4. Portofino Gray
  5. Ultimate Red
  6. Carbon Blue
  7. Curated Silver


Other Notable Standard Exterior Features

  • Folding Dual Power Mirrors
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Front windshield, variable intermittent, speed-sensitive wipers
  • Bluetooth® hands-free with wireless audio streaming
  • Rear View Monitor with parking guidance
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • High Beam Assist
  • Full LED Headlights w/ Integrated Daytime Running Lights and Turn-signals

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The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is just as beautiful on the interior as it is on the exterior. The center fascia has a simple and streamlined design giving the Sonata a unique and standout appearance. The Sonata comes with 3 different seating materials depending on which trim level you choose, all offering a premium feel and comfortable driving experience.

SE – Premium Cloth

SEL – Premium Cloth

SEL Plus – Leatherette bolster/Dinamica® microfiber inserts

N Line – N unique sport front seats with Dinamica® microfiber inserts

Limited – Leather

Legroom and Seating

One question that often comes up when shopping for a sedan is “Does the Sonata have enough legroom?” and the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, the Sonata leads its class in legroom and headroom giving drivers 46.1” of legroom and 40” of headroom. This makes for a much more comfortable and spacious ride.


Other Key Features

The SEL Plus and Limited offer a 12.3” Supervision Cluster providing all the driving information you need. Drivers who opt for the Limited trim level will also enjoy interior ambient lighting with up to 64 different colors to choose from, all carefully selected by Hyundai color experts. This gives drivers and passengers a luxurious and personalized experience.

How Much is The Sonata and What are the Trim Levels?

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata gas comes in 5 different trim levels:

SE – Starting MSRP: $24,950

SEL – Starting MSRP: $27,475

SEL Plus – Starting MSRP: $31,975

N Line – Starting MSRP: $34,325

Limited – Starting MSRP: $34,975

Sonata Performance

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The 2023 Hyundai Sonata comes with 3 different engine options depending on the trim level.


  • Both the SE and SEL come with the Smartstream 2.5L engine producing 191 horsepower and 181 ft. lbs. of torque.


  • The SEL Plus and Limited come with the Smartstream 1.6L turbocharged engine producing 180 horsepower and 195 ft. lbs. of torque.


  • Finally, the Sonata N Line comes with that Smartstream 2.5L turbo-charged engine producing 290 horsepower and 311 ft. lbs. of torque!


Except for the N Line which uses an 8-speed N Wet Dual-Clutch transmission, the rest of the trim levels use a Smartstream 8-speed electronic automatic with SHIFTRONIC®, Shift-by-Wire (SBW), and overdrive lock-up torque converter. The Sonata also comes standard with an electronic shift button that uses the shift-by-wire technology, offering smoother gear changes and better fuel economy on the highway.

Speaking of fuel efficiency, the Sonata can get up to 38 mpg on the highway and up to 28 mpg in the city. This ranks super competitively among its class. The Sonata is able to achieve these numbers due to its improved aerodynamics giving it better fuel efficiency.

And when you compare Kelley Blue Books’ cost to own data with its competitors the Sonata is the best with an average cost of just $0.45 per mile over a 5-year ownership.

Packed With Technology

Drivers will be pleased to know that the Sonata comes loaded with technology to keep them entertained and connected whether they are driving up to Duluth or down to Burnsville. Each Sonata trim comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability, as well as Auxiliary MP3 input/USB/iPod® jacks (front center stack bin).

The SE comes with an 8-inch Display Audio system with color touchscreen AM/FM/HD Radio®/MP3 with 6 speakers, and a rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines. The SEL also comes with SiriusXM radio.

The SEL, SEL Plus, N Line, and Limited come with a 10.25-inch color touchscreen navigation system.

Drivers who opt for the SEL Plus, N Line, or Limited will enjoy Bose® premium audio, 12 speakers, HD Radio®, SiriusXM®, a rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines, and Dynamic Voice Recognition.

We all know how frustrating it can be when you are on the road and realize you forgot to charge your phone at home. Well, this can be a thing of the past, because the SEL Plus, N Line, and Limited come standard with a wireless charging pad. This means you can just set your phone on the designated charging area and let the Sonata do the rest. This feature is also optional on the SEL.

Sonata Safety Features

No matter how great a vehicle looks, it does not mean anything it it cannot protect you and your loved ones. Fortunately for Sonata drivers, it comes with a multitude of both passive and active safety features to not only protect you but also the vehicle. Hyundai does not believe in making people pay for safety.

Here are just a few safety features that come standard with every Sonata:

  • Rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) and Lane Change Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian, Cyclist Detection, and Junction Turning
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

The Sonata also earned a 2022 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and was a 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Test Drive Your Sonata

Stop into Walser Hyundai in Brooklyn Park, MN, and experience the 2023 Hyundai Sonata for yourself. Test drive the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and see which trim level is best for you. And don’t forget that each Sonata comes with America’s Best Warranty:

  • 10 years / 100k mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 5 years / 60k miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty

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