Hyundai U.S. Oct. 2019 Sales Up 8.4%, YTD Up 3.3%, And the All-new 2020 Sonata Revealed!

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I did that once with the heel of my hand while intending to change the radio station with my finger. It went into neutral, as claimed. Supposedly, it will actually engage the park pawl if one does that at less than 7 mph or so. I'd be afraid to try it.
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Pricing is released.

    2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited


    The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata SE with more efficiency and the latest safety tech starts at $23,400. SEL starts at $25,500 and the Limited starts at $33,300.

    2020 Hyundai SE trim {$23,400 MSRP) includes the following standard features:
    • All-new 191 hp 2.5L I4, up 6 hp from 2019 Sonata SEs 185 ho
    • Standard 8-speed AT vs. 2019 Sonata SE’s 6-speed AT
    • 32 combined mpg vs. 2019 Sonata SE’s 29 MPG
    • 8” central display vs. 2019 Sonata SE’s 7”
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance
    • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
    • Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
    • Auto high-beams
    • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
    • LED Hidden Lighting Lamps, DRLs and taillamps
    • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
    • SiriusXM
    • Hyundai Blue Link (3-years complimentary Connected Care & Remote Pkgs)
    The all-new 2020 Sonata SEL ($25,500 MSRP) adds the following:
    • 17” alloys
    • Twin-tip muffler
    • Heated side mirrors
    • Side mirror turn signal indicators
    • Proximity key entry with push button start
    • Hands-free Smart Trunk Release
    • 4.2-inch color 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
    2020 Hyundai Sonata Interior


    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)
    SEL 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)
    • LED interior lights
    Drive Guidance + $950 (Requires Premium and Panoramic Sunroof Package)
    • 10.25” Navigation system
    • Highway Drive Assist
    • Blue Link Guidance Package (3-Year Complimentary Trial)
    The all-new 2020 Sonata SEL Plus ($27,450 MSRP) adds the following:
    • SEL Plus Trim Highlights (SEL Plus trim builds off SEL trim with Convenience Package)
    • 1.6L GDI-T I4
    • Paddle shifters
    • 18-inch alloys w/ 235/45 R18 tires
    • Glossy black side mirrors and window surround
    • Hyundai Digital Key
    • Aluminum pedals
    • Dinamica suede / leatherette seating surfaces
    The all-new 2020 Sonata Limited ($33,300 MSRP) adds the following:
    • Digital Key to lock and unlock the vehicle, activate panic alert and start the engine so you can leave your keys at home if you are using an Android phone.
    • 8” Color Head Up Display (HUD)
    • Blind-Spot View Monitor with Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW).
    • Remote Smart Parking Assist can drive the car forward or backward, into or out of a parking space
    2020 Hyundai Sonata MSRP


    2020 Hyundai Sonata Early Conclusions

    The 2020 vs 2019 Sonata retail prices show the SE up $750 ($23,400 vs $22,650), SEL up $1,200 ($25,500 vs $24,300), and Limited up $1,050 ($33,300 vs $32,250). We can all acknowledge that the feature upgrades are more than noteworthy but strong headwinds could dismantle this all-new models’ desirability and sales rather quickly...

    Not only are retail prices up significantly, current 2019 Sonatas are being massively discounted with $7K to $8k off current 2019 Sonata's all the while U.S. Sonata sales continue to falter.


    October 2019 Hyundai Sonata U.S. sales of 6,062 were down 16.6 percent from the 7,265 sold in October of 2018. YTD sales of 74,430 are down 15.7 percent from the 88,240 sold through the same period of 2018.

    The 3.3 to 5 percent higher 2020 retail prices, huge discounts to move current 2019 models, and 2019 sales continuing to decline lead me to believe there is going to be a problem with the 2020 Sonata's acceptance and sales no matter how cool it looks, how safe it is, and how efficient it will be.

    The 2020 Hyundai Sonata supplies any number of great upgrades and should prove itself a chart-topping competitor on a feature to feature comparison in the midsize segment... Except for those hurricane force headwinds.

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  3. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    The EPA numbers are out, too.
    2.5L GDI 28/32/38, unadjusted 36.7/43.5/56.1
    1.6L TGDI 27/31/36, unadjusted 35.9/42.5/55.0

    Over 190hp and 56mpg highway is within reach for any one of us. Very impressive.
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    With Chris’ 2020 Hyundai Sonata EPA numbers, we have a decent 2020 Midsize sedan competitive comparison w/ MSRPs (not incl D&H) and EPA results. The 2020 Sonata looks pretty good in the comparisons below. I am not going to bother breaking out trims and equipment but the 2020 Sonata on balance includes more std. equipment - albeit slightly lower efficiency - than its main rivals listed below.

    2020 Hyundai Sonata SE - $23,400 and 28/38/32 mpg (city/highway/combined)
    2020 Honda Accord LX - $23,870 and 30/38/33 mpg
    2020 Nissan Altima S - $24,100 and 28/39/32 mpg
    2020 Toyota Camry LE - $24,840 and 28/39/32 mpg

    2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL - $25,500 and 28/38/32 mpg (city/highway/combined)
    2020 Toyota Camry SE - $26,040 and 28/39/32 mpg
    2020 Honda Accord EX - $27,770 and 30/38/33 mpg
    2020 Nissan Altima SV - $27,880 and 28/39/32 mpg

    2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL Plus w/ 1.6L GDI-T - $27,450 and 27/36/31 mpg (city/highway/combined)
    2020 Toyota Camry XLE - $29,325 and 28/39/32 mpg
    2020 Nissan Altima SL - $30,240 and 28/39/32 mpg
    2020 Honda Accord EX-L - $30,270 and 30/38/33 mpg

    2020 Nissan Altima Platinum - $32,180 and 27/37/31 mpg (city/highway/combined)
    2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited w/ 1.6L GDI-T - $33,300 and 27/36/31 mpg
    2020 Toyota Camry XSE w/ 3.5L V6 - $35,000 and 22/32/26 mpg
    2020 Honda Accord Touring w/ 2.0L GDI-T - $36,100 and 22/32/26 mpg

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  5. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Interesting that the 1.6 gets slightly worse economy than the 2.5. Must be overtaxed for the size of car. Sounds like it has DRCC that will bring the car to a complete stop. This proved invaluable to me in Chicago driving when I had my Prius, although it was jerky and started and stopped like I was driving under the influence. But still, if you want the highway guidance package you have to pay for a sunroof?
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  6. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    Or the 1.6 models are tuned more for performance.
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Thunderstruck and Trollbait:

    Hyundai's std. and less expensive normally aspirated 2.5L provides 191 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque vs the turbocharged 1.6L offering up 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. I would not touch the 1.6L GDI-T for a lot more $s myself but that is just me.

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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The 2019 Hyundai Sonata's are being provided for incredible deals...


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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    republicans were always pushing the R, when they wanted to go forward, democrats could never back up, & everybody else took the bus.
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    & higher:
    Man, years ago, I had sticker shock when Hyundai cars went over $15,000. Later, they went over $20,000. Now with "cheap" Hyundai cars selling for $30,000 Plus, I can see Hyundai has Genesis-fever.
    Glad I got our manual 2016 Elantra under $13,000 & our budget took a deep six (actually, a deep 13), on that.
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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    Hyundai's can usually be found for really good prices. My new 18 Elantra Eco was just $13,800 + TTL. 19 Sonata SEs for less than $17k is not out of the question either. I am just not a fan of these sky high MSRPs from any OEM. Hyundai will not be selling a lot of Sonata's at full retail. How Toyota and Honda do it is nuts to me as well?

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