2018 Hyundai Sonata: What An Ugly Grille!

Hyundai debuted its refreshed Sonata for the 2018MY at the New York Auto Show and this model is set to rival the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

The top trim level is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder mill churning out 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the Sport trim models differ when it comes to their exterior design with a mesh grille and larger wheels to set it apart from the standard Sonata.

Aside that, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata gains a refreshed overall look with a strong grille desing, LED daytime running lights, available adaptive LED headlights and a sharper taillight design.

It also gets a bigger rear badge that masks the trunk release button along with some chrome accents and new wheel designs. Over in its interior, Hyundai has enhanced the model with some technological blessings.

The Sonata comes with a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The model also boasts assistive features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, USB charging ports in the second row as well as wireless charging.

However, it looks like fans are having issues with how the Sonata looks like for its 2018MY. Many have expressed on forum threads of their dislike toward the huge ugly grille that they think ruins the model’s overall sleek look and diminishes its elegance.

Well, we say to each is their own – and with that, we want to know what your thoughts are on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s styling. Whether you hate it or love it, tell us why below!

1 thought on “2018 Hyundai Sonata: What An Ugly Grille!

  • Both Ford and Toyota stylists have turned to the “Big Mou Mo” grille treatment and now Hyundai is following suit. Odd, isn’t it? Critics and forum commenters hate it but now we see it more and more. I’d like to see Taurus sales compared to Impala to know what the buying public thinks.

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