The 2021 Hyundai Sonata banks on fewer rivals competing for buyers of mid-size sedans. The way it’s chosen to surface in the still-congested group: dramatic flair, along with lots of features and value.

With the Sonata, Hyundai’s shaped a silhouette with luxury overtones, crafted a cabin with the same, and stocked it all with some of the best warranty coverage and standard gear of any family four-door. We give it a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

Hyundai sells the Sonata in a range of trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited in gas-only models, and Blue, SEL, and Limited in Sonata Hybrid flavors. Among the former, the base 2.5-liter inline-4 has more power on the spec sheet than the turbo-4 (191 horsepower versus 180 hp), but the turbo’s percolating performance at low speeds gives it a slight nod, though its automatic transmission tries to…

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