2013 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2.0T Limited
Avg. Price: $20,058
2.0T SE
Avg. Price: $18,722
GLS
Avg. Price: $15,419
GLS PZEV
Avg. Price: $15,663
Limited
Avg. Price: $18,645
Limited PZEV
Avg. Price: $18,909
SE
Avg. Price: $16,941

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4.75 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Love It, Hate To Let It Go by Andrew
 — I got this car when I moved to Austin, and have had it now for almost two years. When choosing between Sonata, Accord and Camry, I ended up going with Sonata, because of its handling (much better than... Read More
Clean Conservative And Reliable Great Value For Your Dollar by Mirak
 — I may be biased as I have a 2013 now and before that a 2011. I like the new 2015 model but like the overall look and style of the 2011-2014 models. Drive one for yourself to see. The style is nice not... Read More
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

2013 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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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 2013 Battery Issues

I have a Hyundai Sonata 2013. It has covered 20,000 miles and was working perfectly for first 2 years. Last month my car's battery died. I called for assistance and jumped started the vehicle. I als...

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What Do I Do When Key Wont Turn In The Ignition Switch?

This has happened 3 times in the year I have owned my 2013 Sonata. I keep trying, also lock and unlock doors, and eventually it turns again. There is no warning this is going to happen- no difficulty ...

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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.

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What Type Of Oil Should Be Used With The 2013 Hyundai Sonata?

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Why Is My Engine Sound So Loud And Crappy?

I thought maybe because it had 10 miles when i first got it, but 500 miles later i still can't get used to the sound. it's very noticeable when you first turn the car on, and i think the noise fades...

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