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Hyundai Sonata 2018

Limited
48 trips
30 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

4.9
Michael All-Star Host
377 tripsJoined Jul 2018
Typically responds in 2 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Michael are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.

Description

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 In the fourth year of the Sonata’s seventh generation, which began with the 2015 model, Hyundai has given its best-selling U.S. market car a face-lift and a laundry list of mechanical, interior, multimedia, and safety changes. There are also two new colors: Machine Gray and Electric Blue. The Sonata’s exterior redesign includes a newly designed hood, front fenders, trunk, front and rear fascia, headlights, taillights, and front grille. Three new wheel designs, a switch from panoramic to the conventional sunroof, and LED headlights instead of Xenon headlights for the Limited and Limited 2.0T trims complete the 2018 Sonata’s appearance makeover. Mechanical changes include thicker rear suspension trailing arms for heavier loads, more responsive steering, and an eight-speed automatic transmission for Sonatas with the 2.0L turbocharged engine. The engines and powertrain remain the same as 2017. Inside, the Sonata’s steering wheel and dashboard center stack have new designs; the available navigation system is more powerful. Wireless phone charging and rear USB charge ports are available on select trims. Keeping up with the worldwide emphasis on safety, all 2018 Sonatas have blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist as standard equipment. ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS The seven Sonata trims each use one of three four-cylinder engine and transmission combos. The Sonata SE, SEL, Sport, and Limited trims all have a six-speed automatic transmission and a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter engine that produces 178 pound-feet of torque. The fuel-economy-focused Sonata Eco, has a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine rated at 178 hp and 195 lb-ft paired with a seven-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission. The top-of-the-line Sonata Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T each have a 2.0L engine with a twin-scroll turbo rated at 245 hp and 260 lb-ft. The 2.0T engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. TECH FEATURES In addition to the newly added Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard safety feature, all Sonatas have vehicle stability management systems, electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring. With the sole exception of the Limited 2.0T trim, which includes all available safety and driver assist features, otherwise, the extra features are only available in option packages for the SEL and Limited trims, The SEL trim’s $1,000 Tech includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, smart cruise control with stop/start capability, and the electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold feature. The Sonata Limited trim with the 2.4L non-turbo engine is available with the $2,900 Limited Ultimate package which includes all the features in the Tech package plus automatic high beam assist, rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, rear side window sunshades, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, and a 400-watt Infinity Premium Audio System with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. The pricey package, which looks like a must-have, also includes wireless device charging, HD Traffic real-time traffic service, a complimentary SiriusXM Travel Link trial, and Blue Link Multimedia with map updates complimentary for three years.

Business class

This host caters to business travelers.

Features

Automatic transmission
Audio input
Long-term car
Bluetooth
USB input
Heated seats
Sunroof
Air conditioned (cooled) seats
Apple car
Android connect

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
$49/trip
Cooler
A big beach / camping cooler
$19/trip1 available
Camping gear
A tent, sleeping bag and a pair of unfolding chairs.
$39/trip1 available
Prepaid refuel
Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.
$49/trip

Parking details

Upload pictures of the car alongside your DL to Trip’s photo to avoid any responsibility for prior damage.

Guidelines

Turo Go gives guests the ability to easily locate, book, and unlock vehicles directly through the Turo app. Just filter for Turo Go cars and find an instantly available option nearby, accessible right from your phone. CHECKING IN HOW TO FIND THE CAR The host will provide basic details about where the vehicle is located and how to access it. The app will give you directions to the vehicle and even show you a map of its current location. Then you’ll be able to unlock the car and check in directly with the app. HOW DO I START THE CAR? For some cars you won’t need a key at all to start the car; for others, you’ll need a physical key to start the engine, but remember that you can’t start the engine without unlocking the car on the app. Once you unlock the vehicle, you must start the engine within 15 minutes. WHICH PHOTOS SHOULD I TAKE? Try to take as many photos as possible. Because you won’t have to meet up with the host in order to go through the check-in process, it’s very important that you document the condition in which you received the vehicle, especially any pre-existing problems. You can read more details about Trip Photos here. SECONDARY DRIVERS Only drivers who are Turo-approved can become additional drivers. If they are not a member of our community, have them sign up! You can learn how to add drivers to the trip here. Secondary drivers do not and should not drive or have access to the car without the primary driver being present. If you give your phone, account information, or other access to the secondary driver, for the purposes of driving the car without you going along, we will hold you responsible for any damages that should occur, and you may be removed from Turo. WHAT IF I’M LATE PICKING UP THE CAR? You’re responsible for the vehicle the moment the trip starts, so you should always show up on time for trips, whether or not you’re meeting with hosts in person. The car will only be available to you for up to 12 hours after the scheduled trip start time. If you do not begin your trip within those 12 hours, your trip will be canceled without a refund. Try to stay in contact if you’re running late! WHAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE CAR WHEN I TRY TO PICK IT UP? If there’s a ticket on the car when you get there, if you are unhappy with the condition of the car, or it isn’t as described, call our Turo Go team at (415) 463-3200, and we’ll help you out. CHECKING OUT WHERE DO I PARK IT? Return the vehicle exactly (or as close as possible to) where you picked it up from. Make sure to take photos of where you left it, including a photo of the lot/space number. If you leave the vehicle in a place where it could be ticketed or towed within 24 hours from the scheduled trip end, you will be responsible for any fees that may occur. LOCKING THE VEHICLE When your adventure ends, if the vehicle has a keyed ignition, make sure the key is replaced in the visor. Use the app to lock the vehicle. Do not lock the car from the inside. WHAT IF I’M LATE RETURNING THE CAR? If you need more time for your trip, notify the host, and request an extension on the app by clicking “Change trip.” If the host denies your extension request, you must return the car at the original time. If you attempt to start the car after the trip ends in a Turo Go car, the engine will not turn on. Get in touch with our Turo Go team at (415) 463-3200 as soon as possible if you’re running late and the car will no longer start! To read more about our Late Return Policy, click here. TROUBLESHOOTING THE DEVICE If you’re having issues connecting to the device, try these common solutions. Make sure you have Bluetooth enabled. You’ll need to be within 15 feet of the car for Bluetooth to work with the device. If it’s not working, try turning Bluetooth off and back on again. Close and restart the Turo app. If you haven’t already, download the latest version of the app. If you try these steps and there’s still an issue, feel free to call our Turo Go team at (415) 463-3200.

Faqs

  • HOW TO FIND THE CAR
    The host will provide basic details about where the vehicle is located and how to access it. The app will give you directions to the vehicle and even show you a map of its current location. Then you’ll be able to unlock the car and check in directly with the app.
  • SECONDARY DRIVERS
    Only drivers who are Turo-approved can become additional drivers. If they are not a member of our community, have them sign up! Secondary drivers do not and should not drive or have access to the car without the primary driver being present. If you give your phone, account information, or other access to the secondary driver, for the purposes of driving the car without you going along, we will hold you responsible for any damages that should occur, and you may be removed from Turo.
  • HOW DO I START THE CAR?
    For some cars you won’t need a key at all to start the car; for others, you’ll need a physical key to start the engine, but remember that you can’t start the engine without unlocking the car on the app. Once you unlock the vehicle, you must start the engine within 15 minutes.
  • WHAT IF I’M LATE PICKING UP THE CAR?
    You’re responsible for the vehicle the moment the trip starts, so you should always show up on time for trips, whether or not you’re meeting with hosts in person. The car will only be available to you for up to 12 hours after the scheduled trip start time. If you do not begin your trip within those 12 hours, your trip will be canceled without a refund. Try to stay in contact if you’re running late!
  • WHICH PHOTOS SHOULD I TAKE?
    Try to take as many photos as possible. Because you won’t have to meet up with the host in order to go through the check-in process, it’s very important that you document the condition in which you received the vehicle, especially any pre-existing problems.
  • WHAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE CAR WHEN I TRY TO PICK IT UP?
    If there’s a ticket on the car when you get there, if you are unhappy with the condition of the car, or it isn’t as described, call our Turo Go team at (415) 463-3200, and we’ll help you out.

Reviews

45 ratings

Great car and I loved Michael's willingness to communicate.

Krysta J.-Feb 17, 2019

Great ride and easy to use.

J Brant C.-Jan 31, 2019

Thanks Michael! The car drives great and is nice inside!

Phillip S.-Jan 21, 2019

This rental experience was fantastic! The car was clean and drives smoothly. Michael was also a great host, he was reachable, helpful and very kind. Will definitely rent again

Fatema A.-Dec 28, 2018

Great car for a reasonable price. Will rent again

Myroslav Y.-Dec 18, 2018

Car Location
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free

Airports
Los Angeles International Airport
$45