2013 Hyundai Sonata Review

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Trims

2.0T Limited
Avg. Price: $22,632
2.0T SE
Avg. Price: $21,593
GLS
Avg. Price: $17,065
GLS PZEV
Avg. Price: $16,340
Limited
Avg. Price: $21,553
Limited PZEV
Avg. Price: $21,601
SE
Avg. Price: $19,402

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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Fun For All by s_kendrick
 — This car is fun to drive, handling in rain is amazing. The heated seats make a long drive much better. And I can fit 3 car seats in back. Braking system works great and has an eco boost that helps get... Read More
Great Family Vehicle! by RonBailMills
 — The perfect car if you want a great handling, spacious family vehicle. I'm a loyal Hyundai owner, and decided to trade up to the Sonata, and I'm very happy with the car! Beautiful, sleek, handles well... Read More
Reliable Luxry For Cheap! by bhood83
 — All the pros i named the car has no faults its a Hyundai's best selling car for a reason! I have recommend this car to friends and they have listened! You get more then you pay for with the Hyundai So... Read More

2013 Hyundai Sonata Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 4 reviews

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Following a major revision inside and out that occurred for nearly all trim levels of the Hyundai Sonata for the 2011 model year, only minor exterior upgrades and package combinations are expected for 2013, which is expected to roll into dealer showrooms sometime between late summer and early winter 2012.

As with the 2012 model year, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata will be available in seven front-wheel-drive trim levels: GLS, GLS PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle), SE, Limited, Limited PZEV, 2.0T and 2.0T Limited. While powertrain changes are expected to be made to Sonata models overseas, those changes were made to U.S. models when the last major upgrade occurred in the 2011 model. As a result, GLS, SE and Limited trims are expected to come equipped with a gasoline direct-injected 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) and paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic, which is standard equipment for all remaining trims. The 2.0T trims will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine with CVVT.

With the manual transmission, the standard GLS and Limited trims will achieve 198 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the PZEV will reach 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The SE is expected to make 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, while the turbocharged engine trims are rated to make 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

A revised front fascia, side mirrors and LED taillights, along with new wheel designs, are also on the horizon for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Otherwise, all interior and exterior choices from the 2012 model are expected to carry over to 2013.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is expected to remain competitive against the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry, all of which are also not expected to receive any significant changes for the 2013 model year. As a result, the Sonata, with the refresh that the model received in 2011, arguably has the most curb appeal for the money in the affordable midsize sedan market when compared to its aging competition.

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Hyundai Sonata Questions

fishing46
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Active Eco-system

I would like to know what the engine actually does when the system is operating? Is it only meant for city driving usage? Does it make sense to use it during highway driving or when the air conditio...

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Bullit94
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Owner Of 2013 Sonata Gls. Is It Ok To Have The "eco" On At All Times?

I'm told it's ok to have the "Eco" on at all times especially with today's gas prices? Is that true?

82 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)
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Starting Issues With 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Sonata w/25K miles; car will not start; lights, windows, radio etc. all function; turn key & no noise at all; this is the 5th time it has happened in the past 6 weeks; replaced the battery; even ...

150 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
Mike DeMane
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I Just Bought A 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Just Looked At Engine And Noticed Ther...

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Sonata 2013, Anyone See Hesitation When Starting Out Or After Slowing And R...

my 2013 sonata hesitates after resuming after stopping at a stop sign or slowing down. its intermittent but about half the time. dealer could not duplicate i was told.

788 views with 8 answers (last answer 5 months ago)