2017, 2018 Hyundai Sonata Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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The Hyundai Sonata has no changes for 2017. The trims still remain the SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. There’s a “2.0T” version of the Sport and Limited, named after a twin-scroll turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) that pumps out 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The regular engine on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a 2.4-liter I4, which, although bigger, provides less output (185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque).
True to its name, the Eco stands apart with its much smaller and less powerful—and decidedly more fuel-efficient—1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4. Coupling the Eco engine with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission ensures that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata can top out at 28/36 mpg. The other variants have their engines joined to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
With its MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension, the 2017 Sonata absorbs turbulence on rough terrain. And balanced handling is established by motor-driven power steering, which involves a dedicated power source via an electric motor, rather than relying on the engine. The result is a comfortable ride quality that is unmatched by few vehicles in the midsize sedan category. The Sport and Limited 2.0T have sport-tuned suspensions for a more racing-style feel on the road.
Inside, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata provides the following features:
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Blue Link suite of car care services
• Six-speaker audio system that includes a 7-inch color touchscreen
• Rearview camera system
• Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for executing infotainment functions with your smartphone
Upgrading to the Sport trim adds 8-way power adjustability and lumbar support to make the driver more comfortable. With the Sport 2.0T, you will also get heating capability on the front seats, leather-and-cloth seat covering, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for greater control over gear shifting. The Limited trim level has a tilt-and-slide moonroof, dual front automatic climate control, 6-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat, auto-dimming on the rearview mirror, and a remote garage-door opener.
The Limited 2.0T in particular has its leather upholstery enhanced with stitching and sport bolsters, and its moonroof is much wider than what’s on the regular Limited. Also exclusive to the Limited 2.0T are:
• Rear-seat heating capability
• Front-seat cooling capability
• Nine-speaker 400-watt audio system
• 8-inch touchscreen navigation
• Integrated memory system for the driver’s seat and side mirrors
For safety, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata includes the following
• An airbag system that includes a driver’s knee airbag
• Electronic stability and traction control
• Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
• Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm
The Limited trim level upgrades the driver’s blind spot mirror with a full-fledged blind spot detection system—complete with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. On the Limited 2.0T, Hyundai enhances the rearview camera with rear parking sensors, and adds advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Hyundai Sonata
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Hyundai Sonata invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Hyundai Sonata MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.