2018 Hyundai Sonata ECO

2018 Hyundai Sonata ECO

An Automotive Love Affair
By Joe Mavilia


This is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata ECO. I have to remind all that there is little reason to be without personal transportation. Relative to the cost of living generally, cars have really decreased in cost to own. Of course, I’m referring to life in the United States and more specifically all of the country with the exception of city living where population is jammed in to a small area (New York City for example) Public transportation is easily justified in those areas, but when you grow up or live in rural parts of the country (90% or more of the USA) public transportation is impossible.

So, this friendly sedan from Hyundai, is a great solution to your transportation needs at an unbelievable price of ownership.

General Information:

It is assembled in: Montgomery, Alabama, USA; Parts: US/Canadian 34%, Korea 57%; Engine – Korea and transmission – USA; Classification is: LargeCars. Cars from Hyundai: Accent,Azera, Elantra,Elantra GT,Ionig, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata, Sonata Hybrid,Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid,Tucson andVeloster.

Handling & Performance:

With drive mode select you can go from ECO performance to turbo fast acceleration.


This 2018 version has bold sharper edges, which by-the-way, reflects the general move to such design changes across most brands. What do you think?

Fit and Finish:

Very good quality from a great South Korean company.


Incredible value of all in this class.

Conveniences and comfort:

In today’s high-tech world, Sonata wisely comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. For those who use their iPhone in the car, Apple CarPlay is a convenient and safer way to access Music, Maps, send messages, make calls and more with Siri and touch screen.

In addition, Sonata has more interior space than any vehicle in class to provide a comfortable ride.

Consumer Recommendations:

If you are in the market for a great family sedan you only have a few test drives to take with a very nice grouping of ultra affordable cars listed here.

Recognised Competition:

Brand $$$ Cost MPG Avg Seating Country/Origin Assembled
Sonata ECO 24,000 31 5 Korea USA
Ford Fusion 23,000 25 5 USA Mexico
Chevrolet Malibu 24,000 30 5 USA USA
Toyota Camry 24,000 34 5 Japan USA

Good News:

Affordable, super value, nice handling family sedan.

Bad News:


Standard Equipment:

1.6 liter 4-cylinder 178 HP engine, 7-speed ECO Shift auto transmission, stability and traction controls, 4-wheel ABS power disc brakes with brake force distribution, front, side and side curtain airbags, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, rearview camera, tire pressure monitor, 16” alloy wheels, keyless entry with push button start and alarm, power windows and locks, cloth seating, tilt & telescopic steering wheel with Cruise and audio controls, 7” color touchscreen display, AM/FM/MP3 with iPod, USB and Auxiliary input jacks, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands free phone system.

Gas Stats:

$3.27-Gal avg. February 19, 2018

for more information.

28 City and 37 Highway MPG


MSRP $22,650.

Your comments are welcomed. My e-mail is joe@autolove.com
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