2021 Hyundai Sonata at Central Ave Hyundai

The Hyundai Sonata received a complete redesign for the 2020 model year, making it much sportier with sharper edges and a more streamlined appearance. Following suit, the 2021 model year brings even more features to the 2020 redesign. The 2021 Sonata comes in four outstanding trim levels, SE, SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited. Even the SE trim, the most basic form, has fantastic features to offer. This includes standard features like fully-LED exterior lighting, an extensive safety suite, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. There's so much to love about the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Continue reading below to learn more!

Hyundai SmartSense

Lane Following Assist

Helps detect lane markers on the road with a front view camera on the front windshield, and assists the driver's steering to help keep the vehicle centered between the lanes.

Safe Exit Warning

The pioneering innovation warns your passengers from stepping into the road when its radar detects a vehicle approaching from behind.


Hyundai Digital Key

In addition to your key fob, you can now use your compatible smartphone to unlock the doors and start the engine. You can also share the available Digital Key with another driver's phone.⁠

Connected like never before

What if your phone could do the same things as your key fob, unlocking your car and starting the engine? What if your car could park itself, and charge your phone wirelessly? It's happening. Tech innovations sure to become instant essentials.

Sport styling

See the light.

When the lights come on, you'll know. Hidden lights integrate with the chrome trim for an inventive design that sets the tone for Sonata's many sweeping enhancements. And the Daytime Running Lights are just the beginning.⁠

Longer, lower, wider.

Near-perfect proportions transform this four-door into a coupe-like wonder, from its seamless hood to its fastback rear design. Sonata has turned the page on the predictable styling, for a midsize sedan that is anything but typical.⁠

The inside story

Step into the future

Surround yourself with the essentials-thoughtful, innovative features presented in a modern, clean space designed for your comfort, convenience and sophisticated style.⁠

Driver's Display

The 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster is larger than Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.

Trim Levels of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata


  • 191-hp 2.5L GDI 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • 8-inch color touchscreen display audio


  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blue Link® Connected Car System⁠
  • Heated front seats

SEL Plus

  • 180-hp 1.6L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine⁠
  • 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster⁠
  • Wireless device charging⁠
  • Hyundai Digital Key⁠
  • 19-inch alloy wheels


  • Remote Smart Parking Assist
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation⁠
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Surround View Monitor

2021 Hyundai Sonata engine and drivetrain

The 2021 Sonata has two available engine options. Both of the engines pair nicely with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission and come in a front-wheel-drive setup. The standard engine is a 191 horsepower 2.5-liter inline-4 cylinder Gas Direct Injection (GDI) engine with 181 lb-ft of torque and maintains an average of 31 MPG. Drivers have the option of getting a turbocharged 1.6L I-4 cylinder GDI engine that puts out 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 30 MPG average. Wherever your travels take you, you will not be disappointed when passing on the highway or just cruising through the city streets.

Can you talk about the 2021 Sonata's safety features?

Of course! An expansive safety feature suite protects occupants of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Many of the features are ones that most other manufacturers charge extra for. Standard safety features and technologies include front, side, and curtain airbags, forward collision mitigation, automatic high beams, smart cruise control, driver attention warning, and lane-keep assist. Higher trim levels add driver aids like blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic collision, and safe exit warning to alert occupants of oncoming vehicles when they are exiting the car.

What about the trim levels and their features?

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata rolls out in four different trim levels. Kicking off the lineup is the SE with a powerful 2.5L engine linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone integration, 16-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, and lane-keep assist. The SEL trim adds blindspot monitoring, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, safe-exit warning, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The SEL Plus levels up with a turbocharged 1.6L engine, a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster, leatherette-trimmed seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and rear seating area vents. Topping off the Sonata lineup is the Limited trim. This tacks on exclusive features like leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, a panoramic sunroof, Bose audio, head-up driver info display, a surround-view camera, and remote smart parking assist.

2021 Hyundai Sonata Inventory at Central Ave Hyundai

With such a long list of standard and available features paired with a unique style and two powerful engines, it's hard to imagine the Sonata getting any better! If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of a brand new 2021 Hyundai Sonata, come on down to Central Ave Hyundai and check out our selection of Sonata trims. If you can't make it to the showroom, no worries! You can check out our full inventory right here on our website! We look forward to seeing you!

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