Review - 2024 Hyundai Sonata N Line

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By Alexi Falson on 09 May 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
9
out of 10
Pros
  • Smooth, sporty nature on the road
  • Fabulous interior layout filled with tech
  • Spacious second row with healthy boot space
Cons
  • Short service intervals
  • No ANCAP safety rating
  • DCT transmission can lurch at low speeds
Hyundai Sonata N Line Specs
    • 60L
    • 188
    • 5800 / 1650
    • Unrated
    • Automatic
While the sun may be setting for the humble sedan, Hyundai’s latest Sonata isn’t letting the bodyshape go down without a fight.

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata sits as the company’s fastest and most premium sedan offering, with a recent update making it sleeker and more technologically advanced than ever before.

Just how good is the latest 2024 Hyundai Sonata, then, and does it stand a chance at rekindling Australia’s love affair with the sedan?

Hyundai Sonata Competition




Hyundai Sonata



VS
Toyota Camry
Mazda 6
Honda Accord
Skoda Octavia
VW Passat

How Much Does It Cost?

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata is offered here in Australia in a single, highly specified variant.

Prices stand at $55,500 for the Sonata N Line.

Keep in mind that this price is subject to change and does not include on-road costs.

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Hyundai Sonata (N LINE) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Make HYUNDAI
Model SONATA
Series DN8.V3 MY24
Variant N LINE
Body 4D SEDAN
Fuel type UNLEADED PETROL
Transmission 8 SP AUTO DUAL CLUTC
Drive FWD
Engine TGDi
Engine capacity 2497
Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves
Engine RPM 5800 / 1650
Cylinders T4
Torque 422
KW 213
Fuel tank size 60.0
Fuel usage specs 8.1 / 0
CO2 188
ANCAP security rating Unrated

What Features & Specs Does the Hyundai Sonata N Line Have?

The Hyundai Sonata comes packaged with a hefty list of equipment, headlined by a set of 19-inch alloys, projector LED headlights, LED tail lights and daytime running lamps, suede and Nappa leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a head-up display, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an N Line styling package.

There’s also power-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, heated rear seats, a wireless charging pad, LED ambient lighting, four exhaust pipes, a surround-view monitor with parking sensors, a hands-free boot lift, a heated leather steering wheel and dynamic welcome lighting.

2024 hyundai sonata interior

Connectivity & Infotainment Features

Hyundai offers the Sonata with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display that is packaged with Bluetooth and Satellite navigation and provides a high-definition display for the surround-view monitor.

Hyundai also packages the MY24 Sonata with a five-year subscription to the company’s Bluelink connected services, which offers features like emergency calls, collision notifications, weather information, vehicle diagnostics, a valet model, remote vehicle diagnostics, find my car and over-the-air software updates.

2024 hyundai sonata dash

Does the Hyundai Sonata Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

While the Hyundai Sonata’s 12.3-inch infotainment system offers Bluetooth connectivity, those wanting to hook their phone up to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto will need to connect their device via a USB port, because the Sonata does not have wireless Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto.

Is the Hyundai Sonata Comfortable to Drive?

The Sonata is the most premium sedan in the Hyundai stables and, on the road, it very much feels it - providing a super impressive, quality ride.

Under the bonnet, the Sonata comes packing a cracking 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pushes out a very healthy 213kW of power and 422Nm of torque to the front wheels.

Acceleration off the line is impressive, and so too is the smooth power delivery of the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that offers snappy shifts as you pick up the pace, though the DCT is still prone to lurching at low speeds.

Around town, the Sonata is a fabulous city car thanks to its sharp handling and lightweight steering rack that makes parking and tight turns a simple task.

The ride quality is silky on a smooth surface, though gets noticeably firm on some larger pot holders or speed bumps, with some new suspension hardware sitting underneath for the MY24 Sonata range.

Leaving smooth city streets in the rear-view, it’s clear that the updated Sonata rides quite firm on rougher Australian B-roads, in much the same way a more premium European package would.

2024 hyundai sonata n line rear spoiler

The upside of this stiffness is that the Sonata is surprisingly agile in the corners, with barely any body roll that gives you the confidence to carve through bends in the road.

At highway speeds, the Sonata is impressively comfortable and refined thanks to ample sound insulation that keeps the cabin quiet, making for an almighty long-distance tourer with more than enough power for short bursts of acceleration.

All up, the Sonata is a fabulous sedan package that ticks the important boxes of user-friendliness around town while offering a sporty nature when pushed which means it’s exciting and confidence-inspiring.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

Hyundai’s 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit powering the 2024 Sonata is rated at 8.1L/100km on a combined cycle, making it reasonably efficient for a vehicle of its size and power figures.

How Much Fuel Does the Hyundai Sonata Use Around Town?

Hyundai Sonata City Consumption: 12.0L/100km

How Much Fuel Does the Hyundai Sonata Use on the Highway?

Hyundai Sonata Highway Consumption: 5.8L/100km

Is it Practical and Spacious?

Step inside the Sonata and you’ll notice some styling tweaks over the previous range that have culminated in Hyundai’s most sophisticated sedan package to date.

The low-slung driving position makes it feel nice and sporty, while premium touches like suede and Nappa leather make for a very luxurious seating position overall.

Interior headspace is decent, though extremely tall drivers might feel a little cocooned in the front of the cabin, while visibility is largely excellent.

The sleek cabin design places two large displays atop the dash, with a handful of physical and touch-sensitive buttons below the dash for climate and media settings that offers a sleek and clean design.

Storage options are generous in the front of the Sonata, with a large tray at the base of the dash, a small compartment with two cup holders, added storage inside the folding armrest and glovebox and large bottle holders hiding inside the door sills.

Move to the second row the cabin and accommodation is excellent for the segment, with the Sonata offering acres of legroom and a decent amount of headroom for adults seated in the rear.

The second row also picks up a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts for child seats, as well as air vents, a folding armrest with cupholders, USB-C ports and bottle holders in the rear.

All up, interior space and practicality on offer in the Hyundai Sonata are excellent, proving that the humble sedan is more than up for the task of moving a family and their belongings.

How Big is the Hyundai Sonata’s Boot?

The Hyundai Sonata continues its family-friendly package with a large 480 boot, which is more than enough for a family’s worth of school bags or a large run to the supermarket.

Is it Safe?

The Hyundai Sonata comes packaged with a tonne of active safety equipment that makes it one of the most well-equipped sedans when it comes to safety tech.

As standard, the Sonata is packaged with a forward and reverse autonomous emergency braking system that offers pedestrian, cyclist, motorcycle and vehicle detection, as well as junction assist.

You’ll also receive a blind-spot monitoring system with a blind-spot view monitor, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-keep and lane-follow assist, safe exit assist, driver attention monitoring, adaptive cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring and a surround-view monitor with front, rear and side parking sensors.

Does the Hyundai Sonata Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata range remains untested by ANCAP, though for reference, the previous Sonata range received a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

What Warranty Does the Hyundai Sonata Come With?

Hyundai offers the Sonata range with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.

The company also offers five-years of capped-price servicing for the Sonata range, atop roadside assistance when the vehicle is serviced within the Hyundai network.

Service intervals stand at a relatively short 12-months or 10,000-kilometres, whichever elapses first.

Our Verdict: Is the Hyundai Sonata Worth it?

The Hyundai Sonata is a fabulous sedan that offers a healthy blend of sporty, premium and practical touches for buyers.

The Sonata is a treat on the road, impressively spacious inside and absolutely brimming with technology to keep owners happy, so if you’re in the market for a large and practical sedan, be sure to add it to your shortlist.

2024 hyundai sonata n line front

On that note, if you’re in the market for a new car, be sure to reach out to one of our car-buying experts who can help find the best possible price on your next car.

Five Hyundai Sonata Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty

  2. Five-years of capped-price servicing & roadside assist bundled in

  3. 12-month/10,000-kilometre service intervals

  4. 8.1L/100km fuel economy figures

  5. 480L boot space 

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Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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