2021 Hyundai SONATA Trim Levels

Jim Ellis Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is an excellent sedan that continues to bring home awards, year after year. It offers capability, safety, performance, features, and efficiency all in one beautiful package. There are five Hyundai Sonata trims and three hybrid Hyundai Sonata trim levels.

That means that not only do you get to customize your vehicle with our great Hyundai Sonata colors, but you also get to choose which of the Hyundai Sonata trims best fits your lifestyle.

On this page, we will go over all of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata trim levels so that you can make an informed decision on which one is right for you. You'll learn about the Hyundai Sonata features, safety, powertrain, and more! If you still aren't sure which Hyundai Sonata is best for you, feel free to give us a call. We are here to help.

 

The Hyundai SONATA SE Trim

This is the entry-level version of the Hyundai Sonata trims. But don't think that means you're missing out. This Hyundai Sonata SE is loaded with great features. You'll get an 8" touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB port, Bluetooth technology, and more! You will also get an entire safety suite of features known as Hyundai SmartSense.

This suite is now standard on all of the Hyundai Sonata trims. It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention monitoring, forward automatic emergency braking, and more.

Every one of the Hyundai Sonata trims has a 16-cubic-foot trunk and spacious, comfortable seating for five people. But what about performance? The SE trim comes with a 2.5L GDI 4CYL engine that gets 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The SE gets an EPA-estimated 28 city and 38 highway MPG1. You'll drive smoothly on 16" alloy wheels.

The Hyundai SONATA SEL Trim

The Hyundai Sonata SEL gives you everything you would get on the SE but changes some features as well as adding new ones. You'll get an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, a hands-free power trunk, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated outside mirrors. For safety features, you also get blind-spot monitoring, safe exit warning, and Hyundai Blue Link. Blue Link uses embedded telematics to give you data such as a monthly vehicle health report and crash notifications.

If you want to add more to the SEL, you can get an available panoramic sunroof, 12.3" digital instrument display, wireless device charging, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, or 12-speaker Bose premium sound system for an additional charge.

The SEL has the same exact powertrain and cargo space as the SE trim. The Hyundai Sonata MPG differs slightly. The SEL gets 27 city and 37 highway MPG1. It also upgrades to 17" alloy wheels.

The Hyundai SONATA SEL Plus Trim

The SEL trim takes everything from the prior Hyundai Sonata trims and takes it yet another step further. This variant adds synthetic leather and suede upholstery, a 12.3" digital instrument display, paddle shifters, and wireless device charging as standard features. You will also get 19" alloy wheels and access to the Hyundai Digital Key app, which allows you to control your vehicle remotely from your smartphone.

For the powertrain, this trim comes with a 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder engine that gets 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. You'll also get an estimated 27 city and 37 highway MPG1 on this variant.

The Hyundai SONATA N-Line Trim

The Hyundai Sonata N-Line is a new addition to the Hyundai Sonata trims. It is very unique and focuses mainly on performance and style. It adds N-Line sport seats, a panoramic sunroof, a black mesh grille, 19" wheels, quad exhaust outlets, a Bose premium audio system, LED interior lights, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, aluminum sport pedals, and 64 ambient lighting colors.

Unlike the other Hyundai Sonata trims, it is powered by a 2.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine that gets an impressive 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. Because it is performance-inspired, the MPG changes. You'll get an estimated 23 city and 33 highway MPG1 on this version.

The Hyundai SONATA Limited Trim

This is the highest level of the Hyundai Sonata trims. It comes with genuine leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 10.25" touchscreen, a leather-wrapped dashboard, and everything else we have seen in the above trims (minus the specific N-Line stylistic designs). Safety wise, you'll also get reverse automatic emergency braking, a surround-view parking camera system, remote parking assist, and a head-up display. The power and mileage on this variant is exactly the same as the SEL Plus model.

 
2021 Hyundai Sonata

SE

SEL

SEL Plus

N-Line

Limited

Hyundai Sonata SE Image Hyundai Sonata SEL Image Hyundai Sonata SEL PLUS Image Hyundai Sonata N-Line Image Hyundai Limited Image
MSRP $22,600 $24,700 26,650 $34,195 $32,500
Engine Spec 191-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 191-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 180-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 290-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 180-hp, 1.6-liter I-4
Transmisson 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed dual-clutch automatic 8-speed automatic
City MPG 28mpg 27mpg 27mpg 23mpg 27mpg
Highway MPG 38mpg 37mpg 37mpg 33mpg 37mpg
Combined MPG 30mpg 31 mpg 30mpg 27mpg 30mpg
Seats 5 5 5 5 5
Exterior Colors Available

-Phantom Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver Pearl

-Portofino Gray

-Quartz White

-Stormy Sea

-Calypso Red

-Glowing Yellow

-Phantom Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver Pearl

-Portofino Gray

-Quartz White

-Stormy Sea

-Calypso Red

-Glowing Yellow

-Phantom Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver Pearl

-Portofino Gray

-Quartz White

-Stormy Sea

-Calypso Red

-Glowing Yellow

-Phantom Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver Pearl

-Portofino Gray

-Quartz White

-Stormy Sea

-Calypso Red

-Glowing Yellow

-Phantom Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver Pearl

-Portofino Gray

-Quartz White

-Stormy Sea

-Calypso Red

-Glowing Yellow

Interior Colors Available

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

KBB Crash Test Rating 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5
Basic Warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
Drivetrain Warranty 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles

The Hyundai SONATA Hybrid Trims

Didn't think those five exciting Hyundai Sonata trims were enough? Meet the hybrids. The Hyundai Sonata now has three hybrid trims available as well. If you want to add even more efficiency to your Hyundai Sonata, these three affordable hybrids are a great choice:

  • The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue: This variant comes with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8" touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, satellite radio, Blue Link, and Bluetooth. And just like the regular Hyundai Sonata trims, each one comes standard with the SmartSense safety suite. This car is powered by a 2.0L 4CYL engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 192 horsepower. Your gas mileage is an incredible 50 city and 54 highway EPA-estimated MPG2.

  • The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL: This trim gives you an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, wireless device charging, a leather-wrapped wheel, dual USB ports, and a 12-speaker Bose sound system. The powertrain on all three hybrid variants are all the same. Fuel economy numbers are an EPA-estimated 45 city and 51 highway MPG2.

  • The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited: This option is truly incredible. It offers everything you could want, and then some. You get a 10.25-inch touch screen, navigation, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a solar roof that helps power your vehicle, ambient lighting, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. It also adds front & rear parking sensors, a head-up display, rear park assist, a 360-degree parking camera system, and highway drive assist to your safety features. The Limited trim shares the same powertrain and MPG estimates as the SEL trim.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Blue

SEL

Limited

MSRP $27,750 $29,900 $35,300
Engine Spec 150-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 150-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 150-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD
City MPG 50 mpg 45 mpg 45 mpg
Highway MPG 54 mpg 51 mpg 51 mpg
Combined MPG 52 mpg 47 mpg 47 mpg
Exterior Colors Available

-Nocturne Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver

-Portofino Gray

-Hyper White

-Oxford Blue

-Calypso Red

-Nocturne Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver

-Portofino Gray

-Hyper White

-Oxford Blue

-Calypso Red

-Nocturne Black

-Hampton Gray

-Shimmering Silver

-Portofino Gray

-Hyper White

-Oxford Blue

-Calypso Red

Interior Colors Available

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

-Black

-Gray

-Dark Gray/Carmel

KBB Crash Test Rating 5/5 5/5 5/5
Basic Warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
Drivetrain Warranty 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles

Plenty of Hyundai SONATA Trims To Choose From

The Hyundai Sonata trims are here to offer variety for any type of driver. If you still are unsure about which is best for you, please contact one of our Hyundai specialists. We will be glad to walk through your driving habits with you and let you know which fit we think is best.

12021 SONATA SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2021 SONATA SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2021 SONATA N Line: 23 City/33 Highway/27 Combined MPG. 2021 SONATA SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/37 Hwy/30 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

22021 SONATA Hybrid Blue: 50 City/54 Hwy/52 Combined. 2021 SONATA Hybrid SEL/Limited: 45 City/51 Hwy/47 Combined. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.