- hyundai is giving the 2021 sonata sel plus pirelli p zero tires wrapped on 19-inch wheels, but they're all-seasons; enthusiasts will have to wait for the n-line, coming later this year.
- the limited model gets a standard six-way-adjustable power passenger seat, and the sel, sel plus, and limited models are adding a standard safe exit warning feature.
- the 2021 sonata goes on sale in the united states in august and should start at around $25,000.
hyundai is giving the sonata sedan a higher-performance n-line model sometime this year that'll be powered by a turbocharged engine with at least 290 horsepower. in the meantime, though, it's adding some standard features to some of the higher trim levels, including pirelli p zero all-season tires wrapped on 19-inch wheels on the sel plus model.
those tires are size 245/40r-17, and hyundai says they reduce road noise inside the cabin. they're standard on the sonata sel plus but unfortunately aren't available on any other trim levels. additionally, the top-of-the-line limited model gets a standard six-way adjustable power passenger seat.
the sonata sel, sel plus, and limited models add standard safe exit warning, which uses the blind-spot-monitoring cameras to detect oncoming traffic when the vehicle is parallel parked. the system displays a warning on the gauge cluster along with an audible alert to warn both front- and back-seat passengers of oncoming traffic before they open a door.
the 2021 hyundai sonata goes on sale next month, and pricing is expected to start just under $27,000 for the sel model, around $29,000 for the sel plus, and top out at just over $34,000 for the limited model.