Introducing the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Take one look at the 2018 Sonata and you'll see why people are so loyal to this stylish, midsize sedan. It's always been a breath of fresh air in a category crowded with plain, nondescript alternatives. The well-known nameplates of the competition represent a distinction without a difference, as the big manufacturers become increasingly risk-averse, causing each sedan to look like all of the others. With every update, however, Hyundai seems to find a way to make a great car even better. The 2018 version is no exception, offering the same stylish, reliable vehicle you've come to expect, but with many new and improved features. As always, Hyundai has put a premium on design, comfort, and safety, and it's clear that their team left no stone unturned in their quest for the perfect sedan. Let's take a closer look at some of the features that have made this car one of the top choices for people right here in Maine.

What's New for 2018

For those already familiar with the Sonata, let's find out what's new for the 2018 version. For starters, Hyundai resculpted the front and back of the exterior. As a result of this change, which was inspired by the look of molten steel, the new Sonata looks bolder and more assertive. A new rear suspension and improved steering control for 2018 greatly enhances an already stellar driving experience. Also new in this version, safety sensors like blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning are now standard.

  • Available proximity key entry with push button start
  • Available hands-free Smart Trunk
  • Available LED headlights



As with previous versions, the Sonata continues to dominate its class in multiple categories. In terms of head and leg room, nobody beats the Sonata. With innovative features like an automatically opening Smart Trunk, wireless device charging, USB chargers in both the front and rear, and the ability to control your car using your smartphone, your car will help you seamlessly integrate your life. Apple Carplay and Android Auto also come standard, which help to make the most of your devices with easy access to calling, messages, maps, and more. While a lot of manufacturers have worked to offer similar features, most are clunky and difficult to use, defeating the purpose of having them in the first place. Hyundai has taken these features to the next level and has designed them with the end-user in mind.


While hands-free features are convenient and will help to keep you focused on the road, the real heart of the safety system remains hidden out of view. With lane keep sensors, various detection technologies to keep pedestrians safe, automatic braking, and a comprehensive system of airbags, the 2018 Sonata has earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA and been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. Safety has always been a priority at Hyundai, and they continue to lead the way toward a brighter, safer future in transportation.

  • Standard Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Assist
  • Standard Rearview Camera
  • Available High Beam Assist


America's Best Warranty

No description of a Hyundai vehicle would be complete without a word or two to recognize the fact that they come with America's Best, 10-Year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. No other manufacturer can touch it, with most offering 5 years or 60,000 miles. Every Hyundai vehicle also comes with five years of roadside assistance, and a 7-year, unlimited-miles, anti-perforation warranty. With all of this on your side, you have what we call Hyundai Assurance: a comprehensive safety net designed to protect your investment and give you peace of mind.

Test Drive the Sonata Today!

Looking every bit a car that's three times as expensive, the Sonata cuts a sleek line across any backdrop. It's stylish and classy without being showy. It's the kind of car that you can feel good about driving, knowing it looks great, it's extremely reliable and incredibly safe, and as an added bonus, it also happens to be very affordable. Stop by Darling's Hyundai at 439 Western Avenue in Augusta today or call 1-877-568-0277 to test drive a 2018 Sonata today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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