2019 Hyundai Sonata Trim Level Comparison

headlight of a hyundai sonata vehicle

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata comes in four trim levels. They are the Essential, the Preferred, the Luxury, and the 2.0 T Ultimate. We think all of the trim levels are worthwhile versions of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, but we want our customers to know as much as possible about the vehicle they are going to purchase.

Below you will find a chart with three of the trim levels and their standard wheels, engine types, fuel economy ratings, and seating materials. Keep reading below to view our 2019 Hyundai Sonata trim level comparison.



2019 Hyundai Sonata Essential 

2019 Hyundai Sonata Preferred 

2019 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 T Ultimate 

16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires  17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires  18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires 
2.4 L DOHC 16-valve I4 with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine  2.4 L DOHC 16-valve I4 with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine  Twin-scroll turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve I4 with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine 
9.2 L per 100 km in the city and 6.8 L per 100 km on the highway  9.3 L per 100 km in the city and 7.1 L per 100 km on the highway  10.4 L per 100 km in the city and 7.4 L per 100 km on the highway 
Standard Cloth seating surfaces  Standard Leather seating surfaces  Standard Leather seating surfaces 

New Hyundai Sonata vehicles are available here at Kelowna Hyundai in Kelowna, BC

As you can see in the chart above, the main advantage of the Essential trim level is that it has the best fuel economy rating. Other than that, it is also the cheapest trim level, but it lacks a lot of features that the other trim levels have. For example, the Ultimate trim level is the only one with sport seats with leather seating surfaces and an embossed “Turbo” logo and rack-mounted Motor Driver Power Steering (R-MDPS) with a dual-pinion steering rack.

Furthermore, only the Luxury and Ultimate trim levels have a 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat and ventilated front seats, an 8-inch high-resolution touch-screen navigation system, deluxe door scuff plates (aluminum), chrome inside door handles, rear side window sun shades, wireless device charging, a Panoramic sunroof, and much more. Come into Kelowna Hyundai today to see our current selection of Hyundai Sonata vehicles and trim levels. Our expert sales team is waiting to show you around.


Adjust Payment Terms ×

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.