If you're looking for technology, performance, and safety in a stylish sedan, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is for you. There are also various trim levels of the Hyundai Sonata that offer a variety of features.

Here at Fred Beans Hyundai Doylestown, we created this detailed 2021 Hyundai Sonata trim levels guide for drivers around Warrington, Chalfont, and Doylestown, PA, to get a better idea of what the Sonata has to offer.

Sonata trim levels are:

  • Sonata SE
  • Sonata SEL
  • Sonata SEL Plus
  • Sonata N Line
  • Sonata Limited


Hyundai Sonata SE

The Hyundai Sonata SE is the base trim in the 2021 Sonata lineup. Most of its standard features are available throughout the lineup, and those features are many. These include the tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with integrated audio, Bluetooth®, and cruise controls.

The interior features premium cloth seats that also give the driver a 6-way manual-adjustable seat and the front passenger a 4-way manual-adjustable seat.

The 8-inch color touchscreen display with Bluetooth® hands-free and HD Radio™ is the centerpiece of both media consumption and safety. You'll also get the connectivity of Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® standard in the Sonata SE.

This allows you to connect your smartphone to use a range of its applications when driving as well as safely make calls and respond to text messages.

Another great aspect of the base trim level of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is all the standard safety systems it comes with. In the SE, you'll get driver-assistive features that include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • High Beam Assist

These technologies will help you stay safely within your lane, going with the flow of traffic and always focused on the road ahead.


Hyundai Sonata SEL

The Hyundai Sonata SEL adds more features on top of what the SE offers, especially if you're into music. The previously mentioned entertainment system now has SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which features dozens of commercial-free music stations as well as various talk radio channels.

The driver's seat in the SEL trim features an 8-way power adjustment with power lumbar support that lets you reposition the seat in numerous ways. The front seats can also be heated for extra warmth when driving in the winter. With the dual automatic temperature control system in the SEL, you'll get to control how warm or cool your area inside the Sonata SEL is during your commute.

More safety systems are also added to the Sonata SEL, including:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

These systems can let you know if there's an approaching car when trying to back up or change lanes and can even apply the brakes if needed.

The Bluelink® Connected Car System is also standard from here up. This offers automatic collision notifications, 24/7 assistance, convenient remote access, and enhanced safety features that help safeguard your vehicle and give you peace of mind.

This is a great feature for parents of young drivers who want to keep their teens safe.


Hyundai Sonata SEL Plus

As we explore the SEL Plus, you'll notice even more features packed into this trim level. The upgraded leatherette bolster/Dinamica® suede inserts offer a more modern appeal.

Also inside this trim level is the convenience of wireless device charging, the auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, and Hyundai Digital Key. The auto-dimming rearview mirror means less glare and better visibility while driving.

With Hyundai Digital key, you can use your compatible smartphone to unlock the doors and even start the engine.

While the previous two trims are powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, the SEL Plus comes with the athletic 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 195 lb-ft of torque.

Overall, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata SEL offers more style to your ride with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and exterior black window trim. The steering wheel also comes with mounted paddle shifters that give you manual control over the performance.



Hyundai Sonata N Line

New for 2021 is the Hyundai Sonata N Line, a performance-inspired trim level. The only trim to offer the more powerful 2.5L Turbo 4-cylinder, it serves up quite an experience with 290 horsepower on tap! Delivering all that power to the wheels is the N 8-speed Wet Dual Clutch Transmission.

What else makes the N Line unique? Every physical element stands out. The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a design exclusive to this trim level, as do the front and rear fascias. Settle into the sport front seats with leather bolsters and Dinamica® suede inserts!

This trim also makes standard a 12.3-inch LCD cluster. This feature, which is optional on the SEL and SEL Plus, allows you to customize your digital instrument panel.


Hyundai Sonata Limited

The Hyundai Sonata Limited ups the ante when it comes to comfort and convenience.  The Integrated Memory System for the driver's seat and side mirrors means whether it's you, your kids, or your partner driving, you'll all be able to sit comfortably and have safe side-viewing access with quick-set memory settings. The seats are also made of leather in the Limited and the front seats add the ventilated feature for cooling relief during summer drives.

The multimedia system also gets an upgrade in this trim level with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and navigation system that can give you traffic updates while driving. Additionally, the sound system in the Limited trim level is the Bose® premium audio system, which features 12 speakers for an immersive and concert-like listening experience.

If you choose the Sonata Limited, you'll also get more safety features that can help when getting in and out of parking spots. Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist can help you avoid a collision with any objects around your car while parking.

With the Remote Smart Parking Assist feature, you won't even need to be inside your 2021 Sonata to park it. Push the Smart Key button and the Hyundai Sonata Limited will pull itself into the open space. Then, if the car next to you is parked too closely to open the door, use this same feature to have the 2021 Sonata safely back itself out of the spot.


Give the Sonata a Test Drive Today

Now that you have an idea of what the 2021 Hyundai Sonata trim levels have to offer, it's a great time to come by Fred Beans Hyundai Doylestown. Speak to one of our representatives about the trims you're interested in and take a test drive. We're here to help you get behind the wheel of the Sonata trim level you want for your commuting needs around Warrington, Chalfont, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.


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