2013 Hyundai Sonata

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2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata

New For 2013

The two-pane panoramic sunroof is now available only on Limited models, which now get a traditional smaller sunroof as standard equipment. Also, heated seats are now standard on all Sonatas except for the base GLS.


The Sonata is the most important car in Hyundai’s lineup, so the company has a lot riding on the model, which was completely redesigned for 2011. Like all the Korean carmaker’s recently launched models, the Sonata is truly a world-class effort that helps wipe away any memories of the heinous Hyundais of a couple decades ago. The mid-size Sonata is at or near the top of its class in a broad range of categories—some you might expect (low price, fuel economy) and some you might not (power, torque, interior space, driving dynamics). The volume engine is a 198-hp, 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder (200 hp in the SE model, which has dual exhausts). Instead of an optional six-cylinder, the Sonata’s more potent engine is a 274-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Filling out the lineup is the 206-hp Hybrid model, which costs about $6000 more and sports a strangely aquatic face. It boasts fuel-economy ratings of 35/40 mpg city/highway and bangs heads with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The styling of the Sonata is a big step up from that of its predecessor, with nice proportions and an elegant arc that sweeps from front to rear, although the distorted-looking grille can take some getting used to. Add in a low price, and the Sonata is one of the stronger contenders in its hypercompetitive class.


Front, front side, and side curtain air bags; active front head restraints; ABS; traction and stability control; the Blue Link telematics system; electronic brake-force distribution; and tire-pressure monitors are standard on all Sonatas.

You'll like:

  • A star in a tough segment
  • Excellent fuel mileage
  • Fantastic warranty

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Sonata

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Camry

You won't like:

  • Steering feel is artificial
  • Brakes aren’t very confidence inspiring
2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Exterior Driving
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid went through some major changes for the 2013 model year, largely aimed at improving the hybrid’s fuel efficiency rating after it was downgraded in light of Hyundai’s MPG inflation fiasco. For the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, just a few minor additions to the list of standard equipment will engender a modest $350 price increase. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,810 including destination fees.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Spied Front Three Quarters 2
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata shed even more of its disguise in these latest spy shots of the car around the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany. The new shots show that the mid-size sedan’s 2015 update will be more evolutionary than revolutionary, although it will advance from Hyundai's current "fluidic sculpture" design language to the more mature "fluidic precision" styling.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Front Three Quarter Spied 5
Hyundai is getting ready to pull the wraps off of the 2015 Sonata, and, thanks to our spy shooter, we now have a better idea on how the revised midsize sedan will look.
Hyundai Mistra Front Three Quarter
What you're looking at is not, in fact, a next-generation Sonata or Azera. Instead, it's Hyundai's new Mistra, a mid-size sedan that will be exclusive to the Chinese market.
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Welcome to Automobile Magazine's Midsize Madness, our comparison test of the kind of car you see on American roads every day, the midsize sedan.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
198 hp @ 6300rpm
184 ft lb of torque @ 4250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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