2021 Hyundai Sonata for Sale in Fairfield, CT
We can thank all-around great cars like the 2021 Hyundai Sonata for keeping the sedan market strong. For several years now, auto sales have been dominated by utility vehicles – especially the car-like crossovers that combine a smooth ride with cargo versatility and fuel efficiency. Hyundai has a longstanding reputation for build quality, reliability, and generous warranty coverage, and its flagship sedan attracts sophisticated buyers with those qualities and more. It’s elegant and sporty at the same time, with five trim levels that allow individual buyers to choose the automotive personality that suits them best. One of those choices is the debuting N Line, a performance-oriented Sonata that brings in elements of the racetrack, such as bolstered seats and a stiffer suspension for more dynamic cornering. Of course, the Sonata retains Hyundai’s industry-best warranties (5 years/60,000 miles new vehicle limited and 10 years/100,000 miles on the powertrain) and complimentary maintenance program (3 years/36,000 miles for oil/filter changes, tire rotations, and mechanical inspections).
Trims and Mechanical Specs
The quintet of choices for the 2021 Hyundai Sonata are the SE, SEL, SEL Plus, N Line, and Limited. The base powertrain (found in the SE and SEL) is a 2.5-liter 191-horsepower four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SEL Plus and Limited move up to a turbocharged 180 hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder that partners with the same transmission. As mentioned above, the N Line is built for performance, and as such it gets the top power source: a 290 hp (311 pounds-feet of torque) turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine; the transmission is also upgraded as well to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. All Sonatas have a front-wheel drivetrain. EPA fuel economy ratings state that the SE achieves 28 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway; the SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited dip a tad to 27 city/37 highway. The N Line puts the thrill of the drive first, although its ratings are still good at 23 mpg city/33 mpg.
Notable Standard and Optional Features
Every ’21 Sonata presents a fine lineup of standard equipment, including the base SE, which has automatic on/off LED headlights, LED taillights, and an advanced rearview camera with parking guidance. Notable additions to the SEL include Hyundai’s Proximity Key, push-button start, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, BlueLink connected car services, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a rear armrest with cupholders, and heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators. A gloss-black grille, sport front and rear bumper fascias, and dual exhaust elevate this trim’s appearance, and the optional Convenience Package will add a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, Hyundai Digital Key, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charge pad, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, LED interior lighting, and a USB charge port and HVAC vents for the backseat passengers.
Those features listed for the Convenience Package – except for the panoramic sunroof and LED interior lights – come standard in the SEL Plus. It also adds paddle shifters and upgrades from cloth to faux leather seats with suede inserts. The pano sunroof and LED interior lighting can be added via the Tech Package for the SEL Plus, which also contains an upgraded infotainment system (with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, a Bose sound system, and 12 speakers), and highway drive assist technology. The N Line receives the contents of that Tech Package along with the aforementioned upgraded powertrain and sport suspension, road-gripping 19-inch summer tires, and quad exhaust outlets. For appearance upgrades, it gets a black mesh grille, gloss black exterior accents, trim-specific front and rear fascias and spoiler, bolstered sport seats with contrasting red stitching, ambient interior lighting, and aluminum pedals. The Limited drops those N Line-specific elements but loads up with genuine leather seats (ventilated in the front row), a power front passenger seat, position memory for the side mirrors and driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and a head-up display.
Safety and Technology
Hyundai SmartSense, a package of advanced driver-assist features, comes standard on all 2021 Sonatas. The base array, found on the SE, consists of forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, dynamic cruise control with stop-and-go, rear occupant alert, and auto high beams. The SE and SEL Plus also get blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit warning. Highway drive assist is added to the N Line, and buyers of the SEL Plus can get it via the optional Tech Package. Parking collision-avoidance assist, and a blind-view monitor (exclusive in this segment) are also standard for the N Line. The Limited receives all of the above plus a surround-view monitor and remote smart parking assist.
The Sonata’s base infotainment system has more than the necessities, with an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and high-definition radio. The SEL and SEL Plus add SiriusXM satellite radio. The N Line and Limited upgrade to a 10.25-inch touchscreen and offer the royal treatment with a Bose sound system, a dozen speakers, and navigation. All of those features are available for the SEL Plus via the Tech Package.
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