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2012 Hyundai Sonata Trims

2.0T Limited

Avg. Price: $20,381

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited delivers the ultimate in comfort and performance, thanks to its many luxury- and sport-oriented features. For power, the Limited 2.0T comes equipped with Hyundai's turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine, which delivers a rousing 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque for a quick, sporty ride. The turbocharged powerplant drives the Limited 2.0T from 0 to 60 in about 7 seconds, or about a second faster than with the base powerplant. The engine connects to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables drivers to shift manually using steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Fuel economy checks in at 22/34 mpg. Electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist all come standard on the Limited 2.0T.

Inside, the luxury-oriented cabin includes such upscale features as leather upholstery, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control, as well as a premium 360-watt Dimension AM/FM/CD audio system with a subwoofer, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth. The Limited 2.0T also comes equipped with a three-piece panoramic tilt/slide sunroof as a new standard feature and receives Hyundai's new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system, which enables owners to access traffic and weather information, emergency services and roadside assistant, as well as run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Remote keyless entry, an outside temperature gauge and compass, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power windows and door locks, 6 airbags and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat are among the other standard features. Optional features include a 400-watt Infinity audio system and a new navigation system with a 7-inch screen and rear-view camera. Outside, automatic headlights, foglights, heated power side mirrors, speed-sensitive wipers and 17-inch wheels are among the standard features.

2.0T SE

Avg. Price: $19,367

Thanks to its turbocharged engine and unique sport-oriented upgrades, the Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE remains the sportiest trim in the Sonata lineup for 2012. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which pumps out a robust 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged powerplant drives the Sonata 2.0T SE from 0 to 60 in about 7 seconds, or about a second faster than with the base powerplant. The engine connects to 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables manual shifting via steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Fuel economy numbers check in at 22/34 mpg. The Sonata 2.0T SE receives a number other sport-oriented features, including a sport-tuned suspension, a slightly larger rear stabilizer bar (17mm vs. 15mm), sport-tuned steering and 18-inch wheels with performance tires. Electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist all come standard, while outside, front fog lights, a chrome front grille and door handles, chrome dual exhaust tips, speed-sensitive wipers and power heated side mirrors are among the standard features.

The sporty trend continues inside, where unique features include sport seats with leather bolsters and cloth inserts, as well as an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and a proximity key with push-button start. Hyundai also equips the Sonata 2.0T SE with its new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system, which enables drivers to access traffic and weather information, emergency services and roadside assistance, as well as run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Other standard features for the Sonata 2.0T SE include air conditioning, remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, power windows and door locks, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. In addition, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and an audio input jack are included with the 2.0T SE's 6-speaker, 104-watt AM/FM/CD system. Optional features include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof and an updated navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen, HD radio and a rear backup camera.

GLS

Avg. Price: $16,107

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS sedan combines a sporty exterior design and a roomy interior with top-notch safety features and a fuel-efficient powerplant. For 2012, the Sonata GLS comes equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 198 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque in the GLS. The engine links to either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or an optional 6-speed automatic. However, Hyundai doesn't expect to sell many GLSs with the manual shifter, and most will carry the optional automatic. Fuel economy numbers for the front-wheel-drive Sonata GLS check in at 24/35 mpg with either the automatic or manual shifter. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, as well as 6 airbags.

Inside, the Sonata GLS gets a new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system for 2012. The Blue Link system integrates with a smart phone to give drivers access to traffic and weather information, emergency services and roadside assistance. It also enables owners to run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency, find their car in a crowded parking lot and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Other standard features for the 2012 GLS include air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. In addition, Hyundai includes Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and an audio input jack with the GLS's 6-speaker, 104-watt AM/FM/CD system. Cloth seats with manually adjustable front seats also come standard. Outside, heated power side mirrors, speed-sensitive wipers and 16-inch wheels are among the standard features.

GLS PZEV

Avg. Price: $16,057

The 2012 Hyunda Sonata GLS PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle) features the automaker's low-emissions version of the Sonata's base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It generates 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, and connects to either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or an optional and more popular 6-speed automatic. The front-wheel-drive Sonata GLS PZEV posts fuel economy numbers of 24/35 mpg with either the automatic or manual transmission, and comes equipped with electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Outside, standard features include speed-sensitive wipers, power heated side mirrors and 16-inch wheels.

Hyundai adds a new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system as a standard interior feature for the 2012 GLS PZEV. Drivers can use the system to access traffic and weather information, emergency services and roadside assistance. In addition they can run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency, find their car in a crowded parking lot and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. The GLS PZEV also comes equipped with such standard features as air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, cloth seats and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. In addition, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and an audio input jack are all included with the GLS's 6-speaker, 104-watt AM/FM/CD system. Safety features include 6 standard airbags.

Limited

Avg. Price: $19,429

As the top-of-the-line Sonata available for 2012, the Hyundai Sonata Limited comes equipped a wide range of standard features, including such luxury-oriented amenities as leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium 360-watt Dimension AM/FM/CD audio system with a subwoofer, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth. In addition, Hyundai adds a three-piece panoramic tilt/slide sunroof as a new standard feature for the Limited trim for 2012. The automaker also adds its new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system, which enables drivers to access traffic and weather information, emergency services, and roadside assistant, as well as run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Other standard features for the Sonata Limited include remote keyless entry, an outside temperature gauge and compass, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power windows and door locks, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. Options include a 400-watt Infinity audio system and a new navigation system with a 7-inch screen and rear-view camera.

Outside, standard features for the Sonata Limited include automatic headlights, foglights, heated power side mirrors and speed-sensitive wipers. Power for the front-wheel-drive Sonata Limited comes from a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 198 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine links to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables manual shifting by tapping the shift knob when it's positioned in the manual-shift gate. The powerplant posts fuel economy numbers of 24/35 mpg. Standard safety equipment includes 6 airbags as well as electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. The Sonata Limited rides on 17-inch wheels.

Limited PZEV

Avg. Price: $19,201

The luxury-oriented 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited PZEV (partial Zero emissions vehicle) delivers a comfortable, eco-friendly driving experience, thanks to its low-emissions version of the Sonata's 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The powerplant produces 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, and connects to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables manual shifting by tapping the shift knob when it's positioned in the manual-shift gate. Fuel economy numbers for the front-wheel-drive Sonata Limited PZEV check in at 24/35 mpg. Safety and performance features include electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.

The 2012 Sonata Limited PZEV comes well-equipped with a number of upscale features, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium 360-watt Dimension AM/FM/CD audio system with a subwoofer, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth. In addition, the Limited PZEV receives a three-piece panoramic tilt/slide sunroof as a new standard feature, as well as Hyundai's new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system. It enables drivers to access traffic and weather information, emergency services, and roadside assistant, as well as run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Remote keyless entry, an outside temperature gauge and compass, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power windows and door locks, 6 airbags and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat are among the other standard features. Options include a 400-watt Infinity audio system and a new navigation system with a 7-inch screen and rear-view camera. Outside, such features as automatic headlights, foglights, heated power side mirrors, speed-sensitive wipers and 17-inch wheels are included in the standard equipment package.

SE

Avg. Price: $17,992

As the sport-oriented trim in the Sonata's lineup, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE continues to receive a number of unique features, including a sport-tuned suspension, a slightly larger rear stabilizer bar (17mm vs. 15mm), sport-tuned steering and 18-inch wheels with performance tires. In addition, the SE's 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powerplant delivers 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, a slight uptick from the base engine. However, the powerplant still manages fuel economy numbers of 24/35 mpg. The engine links to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which enables manual shifting via steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist all come standard, while exterior features include front foglights, a chrome front grille and exterior door handles, chrome dual exhaust tips, speed-sensitive wipers and power heated side mirrors.

Inside, the Sonata SE receives a number of featues not found on the entry-level GLS trim, including an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, unique sport seats with leather bolsters and cloth inserts, heated front seats and a proximity key with push-button start. The Sonata SE also comes equipped with Hyundai's new Blue Link safety, service and infotainment system, which drivers can use to access traffic and weather information, emergency services and roadside assistant, as well as run vehicle diagnostics, check fuel efficiency and monitor the car's systems when younger drivers are operating the vehicle. Other standard features for the Sonata SE include air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. In addition, Hyundai includes Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an audio input jack with the SE's 6-speaker, 104-watt AM/FM/CD system. Options include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof and a new-for-2012 navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen, HD radio and a rear backup camera.