Do Hyundai Sonata Seats Go Down? [And How To Fold Them]

For people who like to travel or have a lot of things to bring with them all the time, having extra cargo space is always welcome. When a vehicle's rear seats are foldable, it gives the car extra space to fit longer items onboard your car. Ever wondered if the Hyundai Sonata has this feature? We have consulted automotive experts on what the Hyundai Sonatas seats can do. Here is what we got from them.


The rear seats of the Hyundai Sonata do fold down to allow you to store longer items in your car. With the rear seats up the Hyundai Sonata has a total trunk space of 16.0 cubic feet, and with the rear seats folded down, you get a lot more room to fit longer items inside your vehicle. You will only put these seats down for longer items and not larger ones, since the hole connecting the trunk and the second row is a bit narrow.


The rear seats of the Hyundai Sonata split up in a 60/40 fashion. To release the seats, first, you must gain access to your trunk. From there you will notice two identical buttons located at the upper part of your trunk's opening, once pulled on your rear seat would be unlatched, and you can freely put them down. For more information about the Hyundai Sonata, keep reading below.


A black saloon car Hyundai Sonata (DN8) in the city street, Do Hyundai Sonata Seats Go Down? [And How To Fold Them]

Does The Sonata Have Heated Seats

Yes, the Hyundai Sonata does have heated seats. Having heated seats does bring a lot of benefits, like warming you up in cold temperatures. With heated seats, you can comfortably drive your vehicle even in colder temperatures, heated seats give its user the ability to wear fewer winter clothes which can restrict movement while driving.

Double seat heating switch in a car


Heating seats also help suppress lower back pain, with the heaters slowly heating up the seat of your vehicle, the heat may soothe back pain. You can turn on the heated seats by toggling the most left button located on your center console, toggling it up will activate the heating seats.

  You have three heating options to choose from, note that the heated seats are available to all the trims except the base one.

What Is Hyundai Sonata's Memory Seats

Car door lock and seats adjustment memory

The function of Hyundai's Memory System is to save the position of the seats and mirrors set by a driver. Hyundai's Integrated Memory System is a great feature to have since you can save your personal settings, this is also helpful if two people are sharing the same car since there are two profiles, which you can save at.


To save your settings, first, you would want to adjust your seat to your preferred position, after that adjust both left and right mirrors.

After adjusting both your seat and mirrors to your desired position, select the "set" button, then press on "1" (this can be located on your driver side door panel). The numbers on the Memory Seat buttons represent driver one and driver two.

To set a preferred setting for driver two, repeat the process again, but instead of pressing "1", you should press "2". Note that the Integrated Memory System is only available for the Hyundai Sonata Limited trim.

What Is The Interior Size Of The Sonata

Interior of the Korean saloon car Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a sporty mid-size sedan that is very comfortable and spacious. With the dimensions of the Hyundai Sonata, you can comfortably seat five people. Even if you are a taller person, you'll fit in well, since you have some generous legroom and headroom.


The Hyundai Sonata has a headroom of 40 inches up front and 38.4 inches at the back, legroom of 57.9 inches up front and 34.8 inches at the back, shoulder room of 57.9 inches up front and 56.1 inches at the back, and lastly, hip room of 54.6 up front and 54.4 at the back.

The total passenger volume of the Hyundai Sonata is 104.4 cubic feet.

Is The Hyundai Sonata A Luxury Car

Presentation of Hyundai Sonata sedan at Jacob Javits Center

Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata is not a luxury car, but it does have some features that will make you think it is one. The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that started its production back in 1985.

The first generation of the Hyundai Sonata was a facelifted Hyundai Stellar but with a better engine inside it. But due to its poor popularity towards consumers, the Sonata was removed from the market just two years later.

It wasn't until 1989 that the Hyundai Sonata became available to the United States and only got a lot more attention when Hyundai released the 2011 model of the Sonata. From there the Sonata rivaled models like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Mazda6.


Jump forward to the present time, the 8th generation of the Hyundai Sonata is in the middle ground of being a family sedan and a luxury vehicle. The new Hyundai Sonata has a lot of high-end features such as a panoramic sunroof, second-row air vent, auto-dimming mirror, Hyundai Digital Key, and many more.

  If you want a luxury car connected to the Hyundai brand you should check out Genesis.

What Is The Hyundai Sonata Comparable To

Black saloon car Hyundai Sonata (DN8) in the city street

While the best-selling cars right now are SUVs and crossovers, there is still a large market for sedans. The Hyundai Sonata is a sedan that is classed as midsized. Usually, vehicles in this category are more focused on practicality and user comfort. Here are some of the vehicle models that rival the Hyundai Sonata.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is a vehicle that has been in the automotive market for a long time, just like the Hyundai Sonata. But unlike the Sonata, the Camry has seen a lot of success over the years. The Camry also has a reputation of being very reliable, proof of that is you can still see older models roaming the street to this day.


The Camry has multiple engine options such as the 2.5 liter inline-four that pushes out 203 horsepower and 184-pound feet of torque, a 3.5 liter V6 that pushes out 310 horsepower and 267-pound feet of torque, and a Hybrid engine that pushes out 208 horsepower and 163-pound feet of torque. For the drivetrain the Camry you also have an AWD option.


One downside of the Camry, when compared to the Sonata, is its range and MPG. With the Toyota Camry, you get a total range of 347.60 miles in the city and 489.80 on the highway. For the MPG, you get 22 in the city, 31 on the highway, and 25 combined. 


What's great about the Toyota Camry is that it has great driving dynamics, comfortability, and high resale value. The Toyota Camry is also priced very close to the Sonata with a base model price of $26,420, while the Sonata is priced at $25,195.

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been in the automotive market for a long time, just like its close rival, the Toyota Camry. The Accord has is one of Honda's best-selling vehicles in their lineup, and is one of the best mid-size sedans on the market. The Honda Accord is a roomy vehicle with excellent build quality.


The engine options of the Accord and Sonata are similar, with both cars offering turbocharged and hybrid engines. The only difference between the engine option is Hyundai offers a naturally aspirated inline-four. The engine of the base model Accord pushes out 192 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 192-pound feet of torque at 1,600 RPM. The Accord uses a CVT transmission, just like the Sonata the Accord is only available in FWD.


With the Honda Accord, you get a total range of 444 miles in the city and 562.40 on the highway. For the MPG, you get 30 in the city, 38 on the highway, and 33 combined. The Honda Accord also has a great reputation for reliability and resale value. The base model Accord has a price tag of $27,135, while the Sonata is priced at $25,195. 


If needed you can put down the rear seats of the Hyundai Sonata to extend the length of the trunk, this will allow you to store longer items. The Hyundai Sonata also has great seat features like heated seats and a Memory System.


Though the Hyundai Sonata may seem to be a luxury car, unfortunately, it's not, if you are in need of a luxury car you might want to check out Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis. The new Hyundai Sonata is a great car that can compete with hard hitters such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

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