Published on November 12th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin


2020 Hyundai Sonata Starts at RM97k in the United States

Hyundai Motor America has announced the pricing for the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata, which has begun production at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) earlier this month.

Completely redesigned and equipped with enhanced technology and advanced safety features, the Sonata is offered at a starting price of $23,400 (RM96,969) for the well-equipped SE model, $25,500 (RM105,672) for the SEL and $33,300 (RM137,995) for the top-of-the-line Limited.

The entry-level SE model comes with new features inside and out, including:

  • All-new Smartstream 2.5-liter engine with 191 HP (vs. 2019 Sonata SE with 185 HP)
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission and Shift-By-Wire selector (vs. 2019 Sonata SE’s 6-speed)
  • Combined MPG 32 (vs. 2019 Sonata SE’s 29 MPG)
  • 8-inch LCD monitor (vs 7-inch LCD monitor)
  • Electronic Parking Brake (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Lane Follow Assist (LFA) (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW) (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Automatic high-beam assist (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • LED Hidden Lighting Lamps (new standard SmartSense feature)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED taillights
  • Laminated windshield

The Sonata SEL is now equipped with even more design, comfort and convenience features for a value-added saving of $750. SEL features include:


  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport front fascia
  • Sport rear fascia
  • Twin-tip muffler
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Side mirror turn signal indicators

Interior / Convenience

  • Proximity key entry with push button start
  • Hands-free Smart Trunk Release
  • 4.2-inch colour LCD instrument cluster display
  • Leatherette interior door panel inserts
  • Liquid chrome interior accents
  • Auto up/down front passenger window
  • Power driver seat (8-way)
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Center rear armrest

Hyundai SmartSense Safety

  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Multimedia / Technology

  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Blue Link Connected Car Services (3-years complimentary of Connected Care & Remote Packages)

SEL option packages provide customers with more choices and the lowest priced panoramic sunroof in the segment.

SEL Convenience Package – $1,200

  • 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster
  • Hyundai Digital Key
  • Wireless device charging
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 2nd row air vent
  • USB charge port (2nd  row)

Premium Package – $1,850 (Requires Convenience Package)

  • Bose premium audio with 12 speakers
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated steering wheel

Panoramic Sunroof – $1,000 (Can be added to SEL Convenience or Premium Packages)

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED interior lights

Drive Guidance – $950 (Requires Premium and Panoramic Sunroof Package)

  • 10.25-inch Navigation system
  • Highway Drive Assist
  • Blue Link Guidance Package (3-Year Complimentary Trial)

The SEL Plus trim is $27,450 (RM113,752) and brings sporty exterior upgrades and a new Smartstream 1.6-liter turbocharged engine producing 264 Nm of torque at a low 1,500–4,500 rpm.

SEL Plus Trim Highlights (SEL Plus trim builds off SEL trim with Convenience Package)

  • Smartstream 1.6T GDI 4-cylinder engine
  • Paddle shifters
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (machine / gloss black finish)
  • 235/45 R18 Michelin or Pirelli tyres
  • Glossy black side mirrors and window surround
  • Hyundai Digital Key
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Dinamica suede / leatherette seating surfaces

The Sonata Limited is priced at $33,300 (RM137,995) and comes with these standout features:

  • Digital key
  • Colour head-up display (HUD)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor with Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist

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