Hyundai debuted the refreshed 2024 Sonata earlier this year, giving this sedan a bit more modern appeal. And now we’ve received official word on pricing, starting at $28,615 for an SEL, including Hyundai’s $1,115 delivery fee. 

The Sonata faithful may have already picked up on this, but the ‘24 model year sees the loss of the base SE trim, making the SEL the new point of entry. Since the ‘23 SE started at $26,565 with delivery, the point of entry for an entry-level Sonata has jumped $2,050; however, a ‘23 SEL started at $29,090. So, while there is a price increase for Sonata starting prices, the SEL actually sees a price decrease of almost $500. If you’re interested in stepping up into an SEL AWD, expect to pay another $1,500 for a total of $30,115.

The SEL grades both use a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and an 8-speed automatic transmission, regardless of power distribution. For the performance-inclined, the Sonata N Line comes packaged with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 under the hood, paired up to an 8-speed Wet Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). It also comes with a loftier sticker price of $36,065. We’ll have a better idea on whether that’s worth the extra bones when we get behind the wheel; but, we do have a (literal) track record with Hyundai N models, and they’re pretty sweet. N Lines are more tame when compared to the N (see: Elantra N Line and Elantra N), taking inspiration from the full-fledged N performance models without going full bore.

And if you’d prefer efficiency over performance, the Sonata is offered as a hybrid. The Sonata HEV SEL starts at $31,915, with the HEV Limited kicking things up to $38,315. Both of these models use a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid to get things moving, joined by a 6-speed automatic transmission.

We’re looking forward to spending more time with these models and you’ll get a chance to ride with us, so stay tuned!