5 Features of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL Sedan


As has been true in past years, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is offered in a number of trims that offer varying combinations of features. There are seven trims in all, ranging from the value-oriented SE to the feature-laden Limited. Here’s a look at some of the top features on the SEL trim of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Improved Suspension System

While the suspension system on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL isn’t unique to this trim level, it’s impossible to discuss the new Sonata without mentioning its upgraded suspension system.

The Sonata received a partial refresh for 2018, which included upgrades to the interior, a new optional 8-speed transmission (on higher trim levels) and an improved suspension system. The MacPherson Strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear suspension offer a smoother ride than the 2017 model had.

There weren’t a lot of places where Hyundai could really improve the Sonata, but the driving experience was a small opportunity. With this suspension, Hyundai has more than shown that the company’s always looking to attain perfection.

Available Driver–Assist Features

All 2018 Hyundai Sonatas come with some basic driver-assist features, such as blind spot detection with rear-cross traffic alert. At the SEL trim level, however, there’s an option to add on more driver-assist features. The available features include:

  • lane keep assist
  • lane departure warning
  • automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • smart cruise control with start/stop capability

For drivers who want the latest in safety, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL sedan is the lowest-priced new Sonata that offers these advanced driver-assist features.

Standard Convenient Features

The 2018 Hyundai SEL sedan is also the natural choice for drivers who want a car that’s convenient to own. Moving up from the base trim, the SEL trim is the first one to come with a:

  • proximity key
  • push-button start
  • hands-free smart trunk
  • heated side mirrors

Whether wrangling kids into the car, opening the door with armfuls of groceries or scraping ice off on a blustery winter Wisconsin day, hands-free features like these are appreciated by many different drivers.

Upgraded Interior Features

As mentioned, the 2018 Sonata has several interior upgrades. Many of these come standard at the SEL trim level. A few of the highlights are:

  • a leather steering wheel and shift knob
  • a 4.2-inch color trip computer
  • heated front seats
  • a 10-way power driver’s seat
  • multiple Blue Link services for 3 years
  • an available technology package

Affordable Price and Excellent Warranty

While the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL sedan has lots to love, its best features might not even be in the car itself. What ultimately convinces many drivers to purchase the sedan is its affordable price and excellent warranty.

The 2018 Sonata SEL has a starting MSRP of $23,700 before discounts, and it, of course, comes with America’s Best Warranty. Few other automakers’ sedans offer the same level of features at this price, and no other automakers’ cars have an equal warranty.

Test Drive the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL Sedan

There’s a lot to say about the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL sedan, but this is one car that’s truly best appreciated in person. To test drive the Sonata SEL, come see it at Hyundai Greenfield.

Formerly Tri–City Hyundai, Hyundai Greenfield is still just a short drive from Milwaukee and Racine. The dealership is now under the ownership of International Autos Group, which gives Hyundai Greenfield more purchasing power and the ability to carry a larger inventory. Make the drive to 6133 S. 27th St., Greenfield, and check out the facilities, selection and 2018 Sonata SEL sedan.

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