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For the 2013 model year, the Hyundai Sonata receives a handful of minor revisions to its feature content. GLS trims equipped with the Popular Equipment Package now include fog lights and heated front seats, while Limited models get a traditional moonroof in place of the previously-standard dual-panel unit. Standard heated front seats for SE trims round out the changes.
The Sonata gets a comprehensive – and much needed – mid-cycle update for 2009. The architecture is the same, but it has a completely reworked interior, upgraded engines, minor exterior revisions, different spring rates and larger front and rear stabilizer bars.
If ever there was a car that proved that if you build it well, they will come (and buy it), it's the 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata was once was just a low-priced midsize sedan with a great warranty, but the current Sonata has taken the market by storm. From its stunning sculpted exterior, to its modern and feature-filled interior, to a suite of powerful yet fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata hits every target with pin-point accuracy. Up against heavy hitters like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the Sonata comes out smelling like rose, and a very inexpensive rose at that. Its engine uses the latest gasoline direct-injection technology to deliver some of the best fuel economy figures in the segment, and there is even a hybrid model to appeal to the super-green consumer who still needs the practicality of a big, roomy sedan.
By tall tim (MO) on Monday, April 02, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "mpg, size"
Cons: "road noise,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I get 32 mpg winter and 37-39 mpg summer. With all the room I need being 6'5" my wife 6'2" and my 18 year girl at 6'1" best leg room and hip room really room for 5 adults. Also I can drive 575-610 per tank. It is a little buzzy with concrete roads."
44 people out of 44 found this review helpful
By BIGOtho (WA) on Sunday, April 01, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Peppy and great on fuel economy"
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car has been an absolute dream. The turbo gives me everything I want in a sports car and the fuel economy of a 4 cylinder. I also drive a 2009 Mustang GT and I prefer the ride of the Sonata. It has plenty of get up and go and it is quite comfortable for long rides. I have taken it on long road trips and have no complaints. The hands-free phone use is great. I average mid 30's as far as mpg and just love it. When I have to rent cars on business travel I am usually dissappointed as they do not measure up to my Sonata. The keyless entry and operation is one of my many favorite features. This has spoiled me compared to other cars. I have found very few cars that I can say I love but this car has just impressed me over and over. I haven't even had it a year and I am pushing 25k on miles because it is that much fun to drive."
23 people out of 23 found this review helpful
By CL (MA) on Monday, August 06, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,500overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great driving, gas mileage etc."
Cons: "Nobody seems to know how to fix these cars!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"This car is fabulous as far as the value for the options, comfort, gas mileage etc. However this car is fraught with fanthom electronic issues that the dealers' repair shop can't seem to diagnose. As such after a brief two year stint I am saying bye bye to Hyundai and going back to Honda."
15 people out of 15 found this review helpful