2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS

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Price:
$9,449
Stock #:
503893
VIN #:
5NPEB4AC2DH503893
Mileage:
88,365
Exterior Color:
White
Transmission:
Automatic
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The vehicle has a L4, 2.4L high output engine. This Hyundai Sonata has an automatic transmission. It is front wheel drive. This Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a gasoline engine. This vehicle embodies class and sophistication with its refined white exterior. Anti-lock brakes are standard on this vehicle. This 2013 Hyundai Sonata has air conditioning that feels like a walk-in refrigerator. Light weight alloy wheels on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata are the perfect compliment to a stylish body. Set the temperature exactly where you are most comfortable in this Hyundai Sonata. The fan speed and temperature will automatically adjust to maintain your preferred zone climate. It features cruise control for long trips. Electronic Stability Control is one of many advanced safety features on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata . Front and rear side curtain airbags are included on this vehicle. The fog lights cut through the weather so you can see what's ahead. This model is equipped with front air bags. Stay safe with additional front side curtain airbags. Enjoy the heated seats in this model you will never buy a vehicle without them. Everyone loves the comfort of having a warm seat on those cold winter days. Control your garage door with its built in HomeLink System. The leather seats are soft and supportive on this unit. This mid-size car is outfitted with an OnStar communication system. This Hyundai Sonata comes with power adjustable seat to get your seat just right for you. Power seats are a must! This mid-size car has convenient power windows. This 2013 Hyundai Sonata features steering wheel audio controls. This unit is built for driving comfort with a telescoping wheel. The Sonata features a tilt steering wheel. This unit features tinted windows. This model comes standard with a state of the art traction control system. This Hyundai Sonata has a trip computer for clocking your road adventures. with XM/Sirus Satellite Radio you are no longer restricted by poor quality local radio stations while driving this model. Anywhere on the planet, you will have hundreds of digital stations to choose from.

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2013 hyundai sonata

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.1
68 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (56%)
4 Star - (21%)
3 Star - (12%)
2 Star - (9%)
1 Star - (3%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4
COMFORT
4.1
INTERIOR
4.1
RELIABILITY
4
VALUE
3.7

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Despite the newer midsize sedan rivals that have hit the market, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata remains a top pick in a very competitive set.

What's New

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata receives a minor shuffling of features among trim levels. Most notably, the base GLS model's manual transmission is no longer available, as a six-speed automatic is now standard throughout the lineup.

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PROS

Lots of standard and optional features for the money; stylish and comfortable cabin; strong acceleration; top fuel economy; lengthy warranty.

Introduction

It seems like only yesterday that the Hyundai Sonata set the midsize family sedan market ablaze with sharp styling, class-leading comfort, generous feature offerings and overall value. Now, just two years on, the pressure is mounting from newly redesigned competitors made by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

To its credit, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata remains an excellent choice. With a long list of standard features -- some of which are options on other sedans -- the Sonata provides a lot of bang for the buck. Add to this the availability of two strong engine choices (along with a Sonata hybrid model that is covered in a separate review), admirable fuel economy, top safety scores and a lengthy warranty and it becomes clear why the Sonata is far from becoming yesterday's news.

Still, recent redesigns to the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Honda Accord mean that the Sonata now has some company at the top. We would suggest that potential buyers take a look at all three of these midsize sedans, as the advantages among them are slight. By the same token we'd recommend the Kia Optima, which shares much of the Hyundai's underpinnings wrapped in an evocative exterior. Though not quite as impressive as these others, the Toyota Camry also earns our recommendation, buoyed by its reputation for bulletproof reliability.

The good news is that among these choices, there's really no loser in the bunch. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata may not enjoy the sizable lead it recently had, but the standard it set is still very much a bright spot in what used to be a bland and uninspiring class of cars.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is available in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels.

Standard equipment on the GLS includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a 60/40-split rear seatback, a trip computer, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio jack. An optional Popular Equipment package adds alloy wheels, foglights, automatic headlights, heated front seats and an eight-way power driver seat.

The sporty SE includes all of the above and adds 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, a dark chrome grille, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition/entry and leather/cloth upholstery. Opting for the SE with the turbocharged engine also adds dual-zone automatic climate control and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. An optional Navigation and Sunroof package bundles (you guessed it) a navigation system with touchscreen display, a rearview camera, premium Infinity speakers and a sunroof.

The plush Sonata Limited has all the SE's features, but it offers 17-inch alloy wheels, a cushier suspension and full leather upholstery. It also gains turn-signal repeaters in the outside mirrors, a sunroof, heated rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded audio system (with HD radio) and unique interior accents. The turbocharged Limited variant adds 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and shift paddles on the steering wheel. The optional Limited Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, the navigation system with the touchscreen display, a back-up camera and premium Infinity speakers.

Powertrains and Performance

Powering the 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 198 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Sonatas sold in states that utilize California emissions standards can have PZEV emissions certification, though output drops slightly to 190 hp. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission offered on all trims. In Edmunds performance testing, the GLS accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, which is quick for a base-model sedan.

The dual-exhaust SE makes slightly more power at 200 hp and 186 lb-ft. Both the GLS and SE engines have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 28 mpg in combined driving.

A powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine generating 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on SE and Limited models. This added boost in power gets the Sonata to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is about average for midsize sedans with an engine upgrade. The EPA estimates fuel economy at a still favorable 22/34/26 mpg.

Safety

Standard safety features on all 2013 Hyundai Sonatas include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Also standard is BlueLink, Hyundai's emergency telematics system, which provides services such as remote access, emergency assistance, theft recovery and teen-driver-oriented geo-fencing.

In government testing, the Sonata earned a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, with four out of five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Hyundai Sonata earned a top rating of "Good" for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength protection.

In Edmunds brake testing, both a Sonata GLS and SE turbo came to a stop from 60 mph in about 120 feet, which is slightly better than average for the class.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Sonata feels as well built inside as it does out. The dash and center stack meld together in a seamless flow, while trapezoidal vents, sharp blue backlighting and, on some models, brushed-metal-style trim pieces create an environment that looks both modern and upscale. While overall interior materials quality is merely average, the knobs, switches and controls operate with a feel and precision befitting a more expensive car, and the Limited trim -- with its available two-tone color schemes, piano-black trim and padded door panels -- is particularly appealing.

The optional touchscreen adds clarity and vibrancy to an already intuitive system for operating and viewing climate control, navigation, audio and phone functions. Similar to OnStar, Hyundai's BlueLink telematics offers services like emergency crash response, remote opening of door locks, turn-by-turn navigation, and speed and curfew limits for younger drivers.

The Sonata offers enough room for four adults to stretch out. Five can make do on shorter trips. But in our experience, headroom both front and rear is merely adequate, and 6-foot-tall passengers in back may find their heads bumping the ceiling due to the Sonata's sloped roof line.

Driving Impressions

As far as driving dynamics are concerned, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata strikes a perfectly acceptable balance between comfort and confidence. Its chassis and suspension are taut, but not so taut that they transmit the road's every bump and rumble. Drivers seeking a measure of sport can opt for the SE, although its sharper handling capabilities don't really justify its rougher, bumpier ride. The Sonata's steering is OK but doesn't transmit much road feel, and the effort is artificially heavy.

On the move, the 2.4-liter engine provides thoroughly respectable acceleration for a four-cylinder midsize sedan. Gearshifts from the automatic transmission are seamless and drama-free. Power delivery from the turbocharged engine is smooth and linear, with no detectable turbo lag. Its excellent fuel economy is icing on the cake.

Features:
- Traction Control
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