Side view of yellow 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs and Performance Features

With its sporty styling, a sophisticated and high-tech interior, high-level safety, and many premium features, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a great choice for midsize sedan shoppers. The Sonata also provides a delightful driving experience. Read more to find out about its engine specs and performance features.

Two Engine Options for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Yellow 2020 Hyundai Sonata driving on a curvy road

Buyers of the 2020 Sonata have a choice of two engines. The all-new Smartstream 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine doles out 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 6-hp and 3 lb-ft of torque over the 2.4-liter base engine in the 2019 Sonata. The Sonata also offers a turbocharged engine, with the Smartstream 1.6-liter Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 180 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque.

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Sonata models with the 2.5L engine get an estimated fuel economy of up to 28 city/38 hwy mpg. With the 1.6L Turbo engine, the Sonata gets an estimated fuel economy of 27 city/36 hwy mpg. For even higher efficiency, Hyundai offers a hybrid version of the Sonata, with an estimated fuel economy of up to 50 city/54 hwy mpg.

Additional Performance Features for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Sonata comes equipped with the smooth-shifting Smartstream 8-speed electronic automatic transmission, which has a torque converter, a SHIFTRONIC™ mode, and a shift lock. Sonata models with the 1.6 Turbo engine have steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual shifting capabilities. Brake features for the Sonata include Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and an anti-lock brake system. The Sonata is very maneuverable with its Motor-Driven Power Steering system and a turning diameter of only 35.9 feet. With the MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, the Sonata provides excellent handling and a smooth ride.