The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. Up right up until lately, likely beyond the 16-dice threshold fairly much meant you were talking about a comprehensive-sizing sedan, and it’s possible we even now are contemplating how huge the midsizers have become. Even so, that selection puts the Sonata in advance of past week’s VW Passat, far afield of the sneaky-major Subaru Legacy and just a little bit shy of the ideal-in-course Honda Accord’s 16.7 cubic-feet.
Nicely, let us place that quantity to the exam to see just how a great deal the new Sonata can have.
To begin, however, let’s at least be aware that it has a fairly narrow opening owing to the Audi A7-esque roofline. This is the most important bag I have, and it just barely created it by. The Passat had possibly an inch a lot more clearance.
Okay, now here is the room when vacant.
Yup, it truly is a trunk. Let us tilt the digicam down a little bit, however.
On the still left picture, you can see you can find a speaker hanging down from the parcel shelf alongside with a black box (the Passat experienced one of those people, as well). Then, there are these curious slim steel rods that link the two egg-crusher trunk hinges. I don’t remember seeing that in advance of. It looks they play a portion in damping the trunk lid’s opening as there are generally springs inside of the egg crushers that do that — and they undoubtedly are not related like that.
However, they dangle down just enough that they can simply snag a bag or a thing else that you are attempting to shove inside of.
Alright, now let’s get to those people luggage. As normally, I use two midsize roller suitcases that would need to have to be checked in at the airport (26 inches prolonged, 16 huge, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that just barely in good shape in the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and a person lesser roll-aboard that fits quickly (23L x 15W x 10D). I also involve my wife’s fancy overnight bag just to spruce issues up a little bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
The four largest bags fit in amongst the wheel wells. The Sonata is just a little bit wider than the Passat as they all suit a little bit greater. Judging by my photographic evidence down below, the Sonata seems to be awfully comparable to the Toyota Camry (down below still left). I attempted to stack the baggage as I did in the Accord (below suitable), but the Sonata’s trunk isn’t near to currently being as tall — even if the speaker, black box and hinge rods were not there.
To get the other bags in, I rearranged all the massive kinds all through the base, putting the two smaller sized kinds on major toward the back. The over photo with the egg crusher hinge demonstrates their most affordable place, and as you can see, it did not pose a problem (not like in the Passat).
There was noticeably far more space remaining about than there was in the Passat previous week, and without a doubt, I could really in good shape the Graco Pac ‘n Play box that is normally the area of greater SUVs. There was also some place to spare on the left facet.
Unfortunately, I hardly ever did a max take a look at of the Accord, so I can not confirm if it could certainly do superior, as the numbers say. Provided its further top and just how wide it is, on the other hand, I am guessing it would. Even so, irrespective of the Sonata’s trunk ceiling oddities, its trunk does appear to be a single of the most significant on paper and in exercise.