Hyundai has produced pricing for the 2021 Sonata N Line, and the new sporty variant stickers for $34,195 (which include a $995 desired destination charge). That will make the N Line it the 2nd-most-high priced model of the Sonata, trailing the top-spec Confined by $650.
Equipment-wise the N Line appears to observe closely with the 1.6T SEL Furthermore trim degree ($29,195) but adding numerous products from that model’s solution package deal, like a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25″ touchscreen with navigation, and LED inside lighting. Other N Line typical attributes involve a digital instrument cluster, phone-as-key capacity, wi-fi product charging and Dinamica and Nappa leather-based seating surfaces for the N Line’s sport seats.
Of class, the N Line’s defining capabilities are its mechanical upgrades. These begin with the 2.5-liter turbocharged motor with 290 horsepower and 311 pound-toes of torque (versus 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft for the 1.6-liter turbo and 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft for the foundation 2.5-liter engine). The N Line’s 2.5 turbo is paired with a dual-damp-clutch eight-pace automatic, and the powertrain functions rev-matching and start manage. The chassis involves larger brake rotors and upgraded pads, stiffer motor and transmission mounts, retuned dampers and bushings and better spring prices.
N Line layout things are pretty restrained — certainly in contrast to the be-winged Toyota Camry TRD — with restyled entrance and rear fascias, a rear spoiler and a specific gloss-black grille texture. The side mirrors and window trim are also gloss-black. One of a kind 19-inch wheels, LED taillights and quad exhaust retailers comprehensive the picture. That Camry TRD, nevertheless, is a few grand less costly.
We drove a pre-manufacturing version of the Sonata N Line and came away amazed. It will be attention-grabbing to see how a lot of Sonata potential buyers are swayed by its sporting persona fairly than the Limited’s extra amenities for about the identical selling price. We know the N Line would be our preference.