The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Is a Shockingly Quirky Midsize Sedan

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is surprisingly quirky. Today I'm reviewing the new 2020 Sonata and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the new Sonata. I'm also going to show you around the Hyundai Sonata and review the driving experience of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
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  1. Doug DeMuro

    Doug DeMuro11 חודשים לפני

    Correction! If you push the Hyundai badge on the trunk, the trunk opens.

  2. Garrett Johnson

    Garrett Johnson4 ימים לפני

    the smart trunk feature only activates after the car's been locked for I think it's 30 seconds and the key has been removed from the area

  3. From morningnight

    From morningnight2 חודשים לפני

    number of sonata caught fire. 3000 a year. toyota camry 0 honda accored 2 according to US highway safety board. you are 30,000% more likely to catch fire on nondairy car than another manufacturer.

  4. NaijaLIB

    NaijaLIB2 חודשים לפני

    Can u close it automatically? As in with the car remote

  5. family business

    family business3 חודשים לפני

    I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson. I went with the Tucson because I wanted AWD. It has been one of the biggest mistakes. The first was getting a Hyundai. They don’t care about their consumers. My car has been blowing headlights- having electrical issues (my auto windows go back down when you roll them up, my rear windshield wipers go off whenever they want, my break light seems to go on and off at random. I have reached out because as a company they should only want the best products out there. I was told that “because my car is over 3 years old. There is nothing they can do for me. To bring it to a dealer and “see what I can get” for it. I owe more than it’s worth because one thing they don’t tell you when you buy a Hyundai is they depreciate way faster than you can make payments to survive. DO NOT BUY A HYUNDAI.

  6. Shim Jim

    Shim Jim3 חודשים לפני

    @Shaker ㄴㄴㅁㅁㄴㄴㅈㅈㅁㄴ

  7. Mr GR Music

    Mr GR Musicיום לפני

    You have an issue with your driving. Can you explain to me why when you open the throttle you always look back ??? Do you expect anyone else to overtake you ?

  8. Swarnendu Dutta

    Swarnendu Dutta4 ימים לפני

    SmartStream is the new engine line from Hyundai. Used by Hyundai, Kia and Genesis. G is for gasoline and D is for Diesel. So this here is the SmartStream G 2.5 GDi.

  9. Aaron King

    Aaron King4 ימים לפני

    Wish it came in a v6 for a bit more power

  10. Joey Murphy

    Joey Murphy9 ימים לפני

    "...This is the world's first production engine to use Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology, allowing it to adjust how long its intake valves remain open independently of timing and lift. Hyundai claims a 4% increase in performance, 5% increase in efficiency, and a 12% decrease in tailpipe emissions due to this technology." "The engine makes 180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW) at 5,500 rpm or 204 PS (201 hp; 150 kW) at 6,000 rpm depending on application, with 27 kg⋅m (195 lb⋅ft; 265 N⋅m) of torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm." Quoted from the smartstream engine wiki page. In other words, the upgraded engine can make anywhere between 180-201 hp depending on the car's adjustment of the valve duration. The customer is paying for the 9 years of R&D as well as a world first from an engineering standpoint. Engineering Explained does a great video on this new technology. Check it out!

  11. David Kleberg

    David Kleberg11 ימים לפני

    Please review the Domino's DXP delivery vehicle

  12. Cash_MNY

    Cash_MNY12 ימים לפני

    This is by far the coolest “boring” car. Looks really good, especially for the price

  13. andrew savoy

    andrew savoy2 ימים לפני

    @Tocreatee ok? did anyone ask? id be so embarrassed right now if i were you.

  14. Tocreatee

    Tocreatee11 ימים לפני

    Hyundai Sonata has a problem where the engine seizes without warning. The average repair cost is about $5,000 and the average mileage at the time of seizing is around 90,000 miles. A class action lawsuit in 2015 found the 2.4-liter engine to be defective.

  15. Abhiram Rv

    Abhiram Rv13 ימים לפני

    It looks like a catfish

  16. Ricardo Nieves

    Ricardo Nieves15 ימים לפני

    Unpopular opinion: the sonata would look better without those light strips on the hood

  17. David Sevic

    David Sevic16 ימים לפני

    4:10 how did it steer ???

  18. Gerard Stephens

    Gerard Stephens17 ימים לפני

    Definitely appreciate that rear camera for merging

  19. Phil M

    Phil M21 יום לפני

    Our neighbor has one and it is black and somehow it has no badging on the rear and it looks so much better! It really looks cool without all that lettering on the butt.

  20. Phil M

    Phil M21 יום לפני

    We had push button shifting automatic on our 1959 Plymouth.

  21. Rana Ahmed

    Rana Ahmed21 יום לפני

    Rear light resembles civic x

  22. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith21 יום לפני

    Not a bad car if you never need a trunk. Mine decided to stop closing today and I had to climb in through the back seat to rig up a nylon tie until I can find time to go to the dealer. Who has moved. I bought it because the drive train warranty is amazing. Too bad it doesn't have a trunk due to a known problem they don't seem interested in fixing.

  23. W J

    W J22 ימים לפני

    Ty Doug, and gr8 commentary and video. Wow, Your Doug score was brutal and glad you said, "It's a family sedan!!!" I actually bought a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited for me and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited for my wife! I'm actually waititng for the 2021 Hyundai N Line Sonata which they will be taking the 2020 Sonata Limited in return for being a preferred customer which had ordered the N model.

  24. Ammar

    Ammar22 ימים לפני

    you can open the trunk with the hyundai pressing it

  25. Peter Park

    Peter Park24 ימים לפני

    In Korea, being a small country with over 50 million population, it is one of the densest places in the world. Although we have multi-lane roads some parking spaces are very narrow and limited. Therefore, remote driving is needed and practical.

  26. Steven Corbo

    Steven Corbo26 ימים לפני

    Great review does but I'm really disappointed in Hyundai for doing this as I was a Hyundai Sonata Limited guy.I love all the new features and they stick that stupid 1.6 l turbo in.

  27. Steven Corbo

    Steven Corbo26 ימים לפני

    On every level they should have given the sonata limited the 2.5 l engine or a 2.0 turbo not a 1.6 l which is an Elantra engine. that's the same reason why Volkswagen hasn't been successful is they keep trying to push smaller engines at a higher price point. I'm not going to pay 32 or 33,000 for a 1.6 l turbo.shame as I was going to buy a new sonata limited this year and then they did this because I like everything else about this car but the engine

  28. Steven Corbo

    Steven Corbo26 ימים לפני

    Doug I want to thank you for calling out the BS HYUNDAI PULLED ON ITS LOYAL BUYERS. THE LIMITED IS SUPPOSED TO BE THEIR UPGRADED MOTOR and they stick a 1.6L turbo with less power than the base model deeply disappointing when you raise the price point I would have bought this car if it had the 2.5 l four cylinder because I love The limited. They also took away the rear heated seats that I had in my 2015

  29. AGZ Freddy 1983

    AGZ Freddy 198326 ימים לפני

    Theirs a hidden button in the logo the top part you push and it opens the trunk

  30. juiyu wang

    juiyu wang26 ימים לפני

    What a design...ugly .hyundai sure fire design team

  31. Hunter Ellis

    Hunter Ellis28 ימים לפני

    Trunk button is in the top of the Hyundai logo

  32. Kelvin Flores

    Kelvin Flores28 ימים לפני

    Imagine this car as a coupe 😍

  33. Prem's Writing

    Prem's Writing28 ימים לפני

    Bro just took his car for a walk

  34. Prem's Writing

    Prem's Writing28 ימים לפני

    Dude why do you look like a South Park character?

  35. Johnny Patrick

    Johnny Patrickחודש לפני

    Looks of the few 2020s I didn't drive this year

  36. Average Consumer

    Average Consumerחודש לפני

    1/10 for styling?? Um have you seen how different this car is compared to it’s competitors? Messed up on that score. Also acceleration? It’s has more then sufficient acceleration, no one is expecting a charger but man, you didn’t give this car enough credit.

  37. C. B.

    C. B.חודש לפני

    The optional engine is tuneable...duh

  38. Ashik Jonathan

    Ashik Jonathanחודש לפני

    this is a mid size sedan is the US?

  39. YP L

    YP Lחודש לפני

    A guy with zero knowledge of cars giving ratings on something engineers and designers worked on for years lol

  40. Cre8tive Cre8tion

    Cre8tive Cre8tionחודש לפני

    How much longer before people/companies read a book about blue light? It's all bs. We see 99% more blue light just from normal light around us.. a screen blue light does nothing..

  41. Cre8tive Cre8tion

    Cre8tive Cre8tionחודש לפני

    Not bad, does this car have auto start/stop?

  42. Reginald Pesta

    Reginald Pestaחודש לפני

    The trunk button is the Hyundai button on the outside :) just hidden

  43. Maharshi Patel

    Maharshi Patelחודש לפני

    Why Americans call this car's so-na-ta

  44. Edwin hernandez

    Edwin hernandezחודש לפני

    That’s a Honda

  45. Shah Ali

    Shah Aliחודש לפני

    This car was built for doug

  46. Laquan Felton

    Laquan Feltonחודש לפני

    Elantra looks better

  47. Ren J

    Ren Jחודש לפני

    7:10 i think they put the turn signal blindspot feature in cars to motivate people to use their turn signals

  48. Donsburt

    Donsburtחודש לפני

    lt feels a bit overdesigned to me idk

  49. James Nicole Cachuela

    James Nicole Cachuelaחודש לפני

    Idiot there's a secret release when you tap the hyundai logo in the trunk. And if you want to open it automatically. You need to stay near the trunk for 3 seconds with your key. Who gave you the authority to review?

  50. agpps4 USA battlefield infinity

    agpps4 USA battlefield infinityחודש לפני

    Doug you're a spoiled little boy that interior looks great

  51. Nuri C

    Nuri Cחודש לפני

    6:45 a Acura rl 🤤

  52. Kameesh Raj

    Kameesh Rajחודש לפני

    Car is ugly AF

  53. Wicked Winter

    Wicked Winterחודש לפני

    The auto trunk opens if its locked and you walked up you said it was unlocked and you couldn't get it to work

  54. Mohamed

    Mohamedחודש לפני

    It has a serious engine oil problem, stay away from it

  55. Mohamed

    Mohamedחודש לפני

    @Adil Sagadiyev This one

  56. Adil Sagadiyev

    Adil Sagadiyevחודש לפני

    This mode or the old one cause there a massive difference

  57. msticks msticks

    msticks msticksחודש לפני

    Just traded my 2019 Kona Ironman (yes I actually bought a Kona Ironman) for a new 2020 Sonata Limited. My other car is a 2020 Genesis G90 5.0 HTRAC and this Sonata is closer to the $80,000 G90 than you might think. Love them both. Of course I loved the Kona Ironman UNTIL the novelty wore off and keeping the matte gray paint clean became a real pain. Anyway am very happy with the Sonata Limited and I would highly recommend it. Mine is exactly the same as is shown in the video - Stormy Seas (Blue) and Camel Leather.

  58. msticks msticks

    msticks msticksחודש לפני

    @Doug N Yes it was and a pain in the butt to keep up. I just saw it on the showroom floor and had to have it. The bloom left the rose after about 6 months and I really lost interest in it. Don't really need two cars (my wife and I are both retired) but I do love getting them. Anyway the Ironman was a mistake but the G90 and the Sonata were not.

  59. Doug N

    Doug Nחודש לפני

    A kid at work bought the Ironman Kona. That matte finish is .... unique.

  60. 명실

    명실2 חודשים לפני

    car+cat fish = sonata?!

  61. NathanMovesMetal

    NathanMovesMetal2 חודשים לפני

    What a refreshing take on the sedan look!! Thanks for the review Doug. Who else thinks its a good looking sedan?

  62. 방대해

    방대해2 חודשים לפני


  63. hagai ohayon

    hagai ohayon2 חודשים לפני


  64. BenWasHere

    BenWasHere2 חודשים לפני

    15:35 This is even more interesting, they show a picture of the Sonata but they show the PREVIOUS generation of the Sonata.

  65. ofek zfoni

    ofek zfoni2 חודשים לפני

    No way for manual shifting. What do you do in long downhills?????

  66. Dyllan Steenkamp

    Dyllan Steenkamp2 חודשים לפני

    Please review the hyandai i30 N fastback

  67. Taimour Khan Official

    Taimour Khan Official2 חודשים לפני

    nobody: doug: AeennnDDDD!!!

  68. Boone Docker

    Boone Docker2 חודשים לפני

    Rental car forever.

  69. Albert Spice

    Albert Spice2 חודשים לפני

    Ah yes, the sound of an open cafe, the best sound of nature

  70. Kevin Jackson

    Kevin Jackson2 חודשים לפני

    The trunk opens after you stand there about 3 seconds. If it did it instantly it would be annoying because it would open all the time.

  71. Nevarnost

    Nevarnost2 חודשים לפני

    4:43 this is where the (in)famous Doug Finguro meme comes from

  72. Tu Thai

    Tu Thai2 חודשים לפני

    Hello, anyone experienced break noise when backing up? My 2020 Sonata limited just got 1660 miles I feel pretty sad will have to pay for service already? I used to buy new car every 3 years and never have this problem.

  73. LadyCMitchell13

    LadyCMitchell132 חודשים לפני

    I can't wait see this in 15 years. When all the sensors are broken and the computer doesn't work. New cars are about how much money auto companies can make.

  74. Mattyice

    Mattyice2 חודשים לפני

    Thanks Val.

  75. wildish Gambino

    wildish Gambino2 חודשים לפני


  76. SuperCookieGaming

    SuperCookieGaming2 חודשים לפני

    The average hp might be more for the smaller engine. most americans don't go over 5k rpm and since hp is a function of torque and rpm that smaller engine might not be reving higher. the dyno sheets would tell all.

  77. Avocado Gaming

    Avocado Gaming2 חודשים לפני

    Get a Camry not this

  78. Charles van der Hoog

    Charles van der Hoog2 חודשים לפני

    Windscreen washer may be used in California 5 times a year, in my country there are months that you need to use it 5 times a day, even hour sometimes. So, preventing its smell to enter the car is a very useful feature. You are an American. So, I feel the need to mention that on this planet there are 7,500 million people who are NOT American. I know it is hard to imagine there exist people outisde of the USA but there are.

  79. Jax Ji

    Jax Ji2 חודשים לפני

    how to open the trunk you are welcome

  80. Mopar

    Mopar2 חודשים לפני

    I’ll need a box of tissues for my new snota

  81. Fahad Other M

    Fahad Other M2 חודשים לפני

    Good car, bad quality.

  82. SCGI 8386

    SCGI 83862 חודשים לפני

    Doug, my 2015 Kia Sedona has the smart trunk feature. The doors need to be locked and you have to be far away from the car then walk up to it for it to open automatically.

  83. huzmohd

    huzmohd2 חודשים לפני

    Doug I like your reviews and they are very thorough. A small piece of advice the word “quirk” is being over used and it’s like a blackboard scratch situation every time you say it....tone it down if possible. Also if your dress sense could be slightly improved with a polo shirt and some trousers it would seem more professional to say the least. Nevertheless great reviews and I somehow always end up watching your videos above others!!!!!

  84. Linc Merc

    Linc Merc2 חודשים לפני

    Calm Seas and Rainy Day sound like a trip to the bathroom.

  85. ricky sanchez

    ricky sanchez2 חודשים לפני

    I've seen: Hyundai sonata 2020. Cool! I haven't seen: Hyundai Palisade. What is this? I don't even....

  86. ricky sanchez

    ricky sanchez2 חודשים לפני

    Calm sea waves sounds like someone bathing, and they scoop water and pour it on their head. over and over again.🤨

  87. Dara Johnson

    Dara Johnson2 חודשים לפני

    I'd like to buy an "and". What? Oh, he used them all.

  88. Dara Johnson

    Dara Johnson2 חודשים לפני

    We've reached the point where we complain that our hands get dirty when we close the trunk? Oh the horrors. We may get the door handle dirty after we touch the trunk. Maybe we need auto opening doors, too.

  89. Connor Schutz

    Connor Schutz2 חודשים לפני

    i got a hyundai sonata ad lmao

  90. Chris Wyrick

    Chris Wyrick2 חודשים לפני

    I love the fact that he reviews exotic cars older every day cars and newer family cars.

  91. Rick P

    Rick P3 חודשים לפני

    All new 2023 Toyota Camry will be a real game-changer !

  92. Niels kjær

    Niels kjær3 חודשים לפני

    Is this the work of my favorite designer Luc Donckerwolke? Hmm. I don't know what to think.

  93. Kill Switch

    Kill Switch3 חודשים לפני

    You could tell he was trying nitpick so hard

  94. DoomJoy666

    DoomJoy6663 חודשים לפני

    when you use the key fob car park idle movement, what if your wheels are turned?

  95. Diksaca Yehovah

    Diksaca Yehovah3 חודשים לפני

    If you are a game pass subscriber, you can drive the car with the Xbox controller keyfab.

  96. Mosey Burns

    Mosey Burns3 חודשים לפני

    Wishing I hadnt watched this, I was happy with my 2019 loll

  97. wylieecoyote

    wylieecoyote3 חודשים לפני

    Wow, at the end the road noise is loud unless it is the microphone.

  98. Paul Gomez

    Paul Gomez3 חודשים לפני

    It's kind of hideous and overstyled.

  99. Thecrazeecow

    Thecrazeecow3 חודשים לפני

    The way the window is curved as well as the fastback and headlights remind me of Porsche a little. A little only.

  100. Mark Olmsted

    Mark Olmsted3 חודשים לפני

    Got my Hyundai Sonata 2020 turbo 1.6Ltr. this past July, I absolutely love it even though covid has put the kibosh on driving it everyday. I get 32-35Hwy interstate @ 70 mph! 15-20 city, still love Hyundai been a faithful customer for 20 years... PS you can't beat the "price point" you get a lot for little... great review!

  101. christopher thornton

    christopher thornton3 חודשים לפני

    Picking mine up today!

  102. Gabriel Arellano

    Gabriel Arellano3 חודשים לפני

    I love you dough I didnt think you did.small cars

  103. Ehsaan Sheikh

    Ehsaan Sheikh3 חודשים לפני

    Right before I watched this I got a Hyundai add XD😂😅

  104. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson3 חודשים לפני

    The new Sonata's I think are super awesome I love them. I also love that they now have Bose speakers, my favorite! The blind spot camera is my favorite feature!!

  105. Farshad M

    Farshad M3 חודשים לפני

    The trunk button is hidden in the Hyundai badge !!! 🤦🏻‍♂️ I didn’t expect that from my fav car reviewer on ILmines!

  106. Sean S

    Sean S3 חודשים לפני

    Ah yes a snowy village my favorite sound

  107. Neil W

    Neil W3 חודשים לפני

    Headlights should have made the cool factor at least a 2/10

  108. Classic Wheels

    Classic Wheels3 חודשים לפני

    for smart trunk you have to walk from driver side pr passenger side....... and trunk hole is less to provide more rigidity to the back end of the car in casse of side impact.... so yaah that is reasonable .... and i think many people dont take sedasns for long hauling things for that you should get and suv lol

  109. cobrlex _svt

    cobrlex _svt3 חודשים לפני

    This thing is hideous!

  110. Anfal P.N.

    Anfal P.N.3 חודשים לפני


  111. Scott Finnegan

    Scott Finnegan3 חודשים לפני

    This 'doug score' was at least 3 points too low.

  112. MeMarzani

    MeMarzani3 חודשים לפני

    Who walks away from their car forgetting to turn it off 🤣 tf

  113. Chris Staub

    Chris Staub2 חודשים לפני

    I imagine it's not that difficult to do, especially if the engine isn't that loud and you don't have a physical key that you need to actually take out of the starter.