2013 Hyundai Sonata

The New 2013 Hyundai Sonata - In a Class By Itself


The Hyundai Sonata has been spending a lot of time in the limelight of the automotive press. And no wonder – as Car and Driver noted, “It offers the most standard horsepower in its class, with its direct-injection four- cylinder, and it gets the top EPA highway rating of 35 mpg.” They liked it so much, they named it one of their “10 Best Cars for 2011”. And they’re not alone. The 2011 Sonata was also honored as an Automobile Magazine All-Star and earned the AutoPacific® President’s Award for recording the firm’s highest-ever driver’s satisfaction score.2 Forbes named it one of the “Best Cars for Commuters.” Even Parents Magazine was impressed, teaming with Edmunds.com to designate it as one of the best family vehicles of 2011. To top it off, Sonata was honored as the 2011 International Car of the Year. And while it may be drawing worldwide acclaim, the Sonata is designed and assembled right here in the U.S.A.

The GLS model couples a dynamic design with premium features not commonly found on midsize sedans. Our SE model dials in sport tuning for more aggressive performance, while Sonata Limited offers more of everything for a top-of-the-line experience. Both SE and Limited are available with a 274-horsepower turbocharged engine. There’s also a Sonata Hybrid that combines the most passenger volume in its class with a 40-mpg highway rating. No wonder Car and Driver summed up Sonata by saying, “…its greatness is undeniable.”

Available Hybrid features next-generation technology.The Sonata Hybrid is the first non-plug-in hybrid with the next-generation lithium polymer battery technology, one of the most efficient batteries on the market today. It also features a 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smooth feel, 199 net horsepower, and an EPA-estimated 40 MPG Highway. Hyundai's commitment to innovation allowed them to develop a better hybrid.

A Step Up In Class.Our interior designers made Sonata bigger where you need more room. In fact, the midsize Sonata is so much roomier, its total interior volume actually meets the EPA’s classification for large cars. Just as important is what all of that space contains – an impressive array of standard equipment. To the driver’s right, an artfully styled center console features audio options and climate controls that operate intuitively. Directly in front, steering-wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls are at the driver’s fingertips. Up above, Sonata’s magnificent pillar-to-pillar panoramic sunroof offers extra-wide views that let passengers enjoy the splendors of sunny days and starry nights. In every measurable way, Sonata is in a class all its own.

Advanced climate control.Dual automatic climate controls with three-zone body-section buttons make it easier than ever for the driver and front passenger to each set their own temperature preferences in the cabin.

Proximity key with push-button start.With the optional proximity key in your pocket or purse, Sonata recognizes your approach and unlocks the door at the touch of a button. Once inside, pressing another button starts the engine.

Give Your Living Room A Complex.The number of firsts that Sonata has brought to its class extends inside the cabin, where you’ll find more information and entertainment technologies than most other midsize sedans (or well-equipped man caves) offer. Sonata was the first vehicle in its segment with standard Bluetooth® integrated hands-free phone. The first with factory-installed HD Radio® technology with multicasting. First with XM NavTraffic® and XM Data Services offering real-time updates on stocks, sports and weather. For 2012, Sonata features a Hyundai first: Blue Link,™ an innovative suite of telematics that can help you discover points of interest, find a gas station and check prices, communicate with friends, check maintenance, monitor your vehicle from afar, send for help in an emergency, and so much more.


Navigation Tools.Sonata’s 7-inch touchscreen is paired with a backup camera to help you see what’s behind your car when negotiating tight parking spaces. On the road, an advanced navigation system with voice recognition makes it easier than ever to get from Point A to Point B. XM NavTraffic offers real-time traffic updates, while XM Data Services allow you to search for nearby restaurants, gas stations and ATMs – or check the latest weather, stocks and sports scores.

Cockpit Concerts.A premium Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM®/CD/MP3 audio system adds lifelike sound quality to your music. Eight speakers work in concert with a 400-Watt external amplifier and resonant subwoofer to fill the cabin with crystal-clear sound.

HYUNDAI BLUE LINK: Now, the world really is at your finger tips.A Blue Link-enabled Hyundai features enhanced navigation that not only helps you get where you’re going, but reveals shortcuts and points of interest along the way. It can send you real-time traffic updates, find gas stations, and tell you what they’re charging. Or find restaurants and tell you what people think of the food. There’s location sharing and voice text messaging that keeps you in touch with friends and family. In the event of an emergency, Blue Link instantly knows whom to call and where to send help. There’s even a useful feature that sends advance notices of regularly scheduled maintenance intervals to keep your car in prime condition. In all, more than 30 services and features are included in three available packages that let you customize this technology to your individual needs. For details, visit HyundaiBlueLink.com.

Engineered for higher performance. And fewer pit stops.Each of Sonata’s revolutionary powertrains leads the competition in both power and fuel efficiency. Our 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine – the most powerful naturally aspirated 4-cylinder in its class – delivers 200 horsepower and satisfies Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle standards with a segment-leading 35 mpg on the highway.1 Twin-scroll turbocharging enables the Sonata 2.0T to best many of its V6 rivals with a game-changing 274 horsepower and 34-mpg highway rating. Sonata Hybrid goes even further, stretching fuel efficiency up to 40 mpg on the highway. Power is channeled through either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC,® a feature that allows sporty manual-style shift control via the shiftgate or steering-wheel paddle shifters. What better way to enjoy driving at the head of the pack?

We’ve taken America’s Best Warranty even further.For over a decade, Hyundai has backed every car we’ve built with America’s Best Warranty and this simple promise: Relax. We’ve got your back for the next 10 years or 100,000 miles. It’s a commitment to customers that’s evolved into Hyundai Assurance, an umbrella of services that includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance and much more. Visit hyundaiassurance.com for details.

*Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.


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