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The refreshed Hyundai Sonata Active gets a tweaked look and a much better cabin design and fit-out. It remains an uber-competent and comfortable big sedan lacking few attributes but charm.
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LIST PRICE From $30,990
CARADVICE RATING 7.8
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2019/20 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Cerato tow bar wiring harness recalled

Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall for the tow bar wiring harness sold through official dealers and fitted to the Sonata and Cerato. Due to incorrect wiring, the faulty tow bar wiring harness might not allow the trailer hazard lights to flash when the car is turned off. If the hazards aren't operating correctly, there's a risk other road users mightn't see a stopped or slowing car, increasing the risk of accident...

2020 Hyundai Sonata N-Line powertrain details revealed in the US

Hyundai is introducing a range-topping Sonata that’ll be the most powerful Sonata yet. Car & Driver reports the 2020 Sonata N-Line will use a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with at least 216kW and 420Nm, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Hyundai Sonata and Nexo land speed record vehicles unveiled

Hyundai has confirmed it attempted two world land speed records at the Bonneville salt flats in the US state of Utah on September 25, 2019. In the hydrogen fuel-cell category, a lightly modified Hyundai Nexo hit a top speed of 170.85km/h (106.16mph)...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Hyundai Sonata facing delays, N Line coming next year

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata could have its launch delayed until 2020, but Hyundai Australia has confirmed a sporty N Line trim level will definitely join the range next year. Hyundai's local division has indicated the all-new sedan may not reach Australia until the very end of this year, and potentially be pushed back until sometime next year...

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid revealed, 'under review' for Oz

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been revealed, featuring the company's new Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission. Power comes from a new 2.0-litre GDi four-cylinder petrol engine from Hyundai's 'Smartstream' family of efficient powertrains, mated to a six-speed hybrid-specific automatic transmission...

Hyundai reveals Continuously Variable Valve Duration engine tech

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed a new 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine featuring world-first technology dubbed Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD). Set to be launched with the new Sonata sedan later this year, the CVVD system forms part of the company’s ‘Smart Stream’ engine and transmission family, which aim to optimise both performance and fuel efficiency...

Hyundai i40 discontinued in Australia

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the ageing i40 sedan and wagon have been dropped from the local line-up, with the next-generation Sonata to be the brand's standalone mid-sized offering when it arrives later this year. Currently, the brand offers the i40 and Sonata concurrently in the medium segment, with the i40 available in both sedan and wagon forms while the Sonata is sedan-only...

CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and James Wong. In car news, the next-generation BMW 1 Series has been previewed, Toyota Australia has confirmed three hybrid launches before the end of the year, and the Ford Ranger is getting AEB across the range. Also, initial details have been released for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan has been revealed...