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2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Published May 23, 2013

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata has a new design and some excellent features that should help this sedan become one of the best selling family sedans on the market. Some of the pros of the 2013 Sonata include top fuel economy, strong acceleration, comfortable and stylish cabin, affordable price, many standard and optional features and a lengthy warranty. The Hyundai Sonata offers high end comfort, sharp styling and numerous features. The newly redesigned Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and Chevrolet models are tough competition. However, this Hyundai still remains a great choice.

2013 Hyundai Sonata: Trim levels

There are Limited, SE and GLS trim levels available for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The GLS trim level features cruise control, key-less entry, sixteen inch steel wheels, trip computer, air conditioning, heated mirrors, full power accessories, satellite radio, aux audio jack, 6-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and USB/iPod audio interface as standard equipment. If you choose an optional equipment package, you will get fog lights, alloy wheels, power driver seat, heated front seats and automatic headlights. The sporty trim level features a dark chrome grille, key-less ignition and entry, cloth/leather upholstery, sport tuned suspension and eighteen inch alloy wheels. An optional sunroof and navigation package includes a sunroof, a rear-view camera, a navigation system with touch screen display and premium infinity speakers. The Limited trim level has the features of the SE, but it also has full leather upholstery, a cushier suspension and seventeen inch alloy wheels. You will also get heated rear seats, a sunroof, unique interior accents, upgraded audio system and dual zone automatic control. There is also a turbocharged Limited model that features eighteen inch wheels, steering wheel shift paddles and dual exhaust tips. If you decide for an optional package, you will get a panoramic sunroof, premium infinity speakers, a backup camera and a navigation system with touch screen display.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata: Interior design

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata has an excellent exterior and interior design. The center stack and the dash blend together seamlessly. On the other hand, sharp blue back-lighting and trapezoidal vents create upscale and modern environment. The quality of the interior materials is somewhat average. However, the controls, switches and knobs are made with precision and have the feel of a vehicle that is more expensive. The padded door panels and the 2 tone color schemes of the Limited trim are extremely appealing. Four adults can easily stretch out in the 2013 Sonata. If the trip is shorter, there will be quite enough room for 5 people.

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Safety and performance

When it comes to safety features, the standard 2013 Hyundai Sonata safety features implement full length side curtain airbags as well as front seat side impact airbags, great anti-lock disc brakes, active front head restraints, traction and stability control. Blue Link is also a standard safety feature on the Hyundai Sonata. Blue Link is an emergency telematics system and it provides various services like emergency assistance, remote access and theft recovery. The GLS trim level has 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 pound feet of torque and 198 hp. The SE trim level makes more power at 186 pound feet of torque and 200 hp.

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