2013 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews

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2013 Hyundai Sonata
4.3
Average based on 124 reviews
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Stylish Car, Great Value

by from San Jose, CA on December 28, 2012

I've owned the base model 2013 Hyundai Sonata for a month now. It's a very smooth ride, great handling, very responsive when you step on the gas (200 hp w/ 4 cylinder engine), averaging over 27 mpg (3...
I've owned the base model 2013 Hyundai Sonata for a month now. It's a very smooth ride, great handling, very responsive when you step on the gas (200 hp w/ 4 cylinder engine), averaging over 27 mpg (34 mpg on fwy), impressive acceleration when you need it, comfortable and roomy, huge trunk, stylish interior and exterior, great sound system, blue link is nice standard feature (has navigation), xm radio, bluetooth hooks up to your phone for talking, voice-texting, and playing music, very quiet ride, built-in computer to tell you avg mpg, trip-meter, time in car, distance until empty, tells outside temp, great 10-year/ 100K mile power-train warranty, 5-star safety rating, overall excellent family car, and a great value.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Sonata Limited PZEV = fabulous car!

by from Gardner, MA on March 20, 2013

I am a cautious buyer and appreciate value for the money. I actually like to check out different car makes and try different models plus read articles from the experts as to what is out there that I m...
I am a cautious buyer and appreciate value for the money. I actually like to check out different car makes and try different models plus read articles from the experts as to what is out there that I may have missed. After test driving some 30 plus cars and SUV/crossovers, I was so pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited PZEV for its comfort, interior features, the amazing sunroof, safety, warranty, beautiful paint, etc. There are so many things to learn about this car! I was eager to drive this car when we have a snowstorm and drove it over slushy, snow-covered, and mostly snow-packed surfaces and its traction control and stability control worked great. The outside mirror heaters worked very nicely and the car warmed up quickly. My Sonata has the technology package and I really like itsw navigation and outstanding stereo systems. The seats are comfy and nice warm. I do understand what a few others have commented about instrument clutter but, after a few trips, I am happy they are all there and available to me. The only two minor negative features on this car so far has been the mediocre gas mileage and their Blue Link communications. First, the gas mileage: I am not sure if part of it was warming up the car or the winter gas blends that are notorious for giving us consumers poorer gas mileage. My first tank was 23 MPG and I figure that I was driving on the highway about 75% of the time. I was expecting around 30 MPG but, like I said before, it may have been me idling the car a lot while learning the car, winter warmups, etc. Second, the Blue Link feature is not that impressive and seems pricey for what appears to be kind of an On-Star type of service. I was not impressed. I highly recommend getting the technology package for the extra $2,000 as you get the big sunroof, upgraded stereo system, and the navigation package.
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2013 hybrid

by from North Carolina on January 1, 2013

Bought this car new.After 1500 mi. the car started cutting out and bucking in the morning, kept it up at usually low speeds till you reached 45 mph or faster. Ater the car warmed up there were points ...
Bought this car new.After 1500 mi. the car started cutting out and bucking in the morning, kept it up at usually low speeds till you reached 45 mph or faster. Ater the car warmed up there were points of hesitation when pulling out in traffic.Not good!We told the dealer what it was doing, and ne said it was normal for the Hybrid.Great news! Well after driving over 50 mi to our dealer 3 more times they finally said to leave it they would fix it.Gave us a new hybrid loaner. STRANGE that one ran fine.Ours did also at first.Picked up car after 5 days.Ran far ,got it home the next day it started all over,same as before. Back up to dealer.Tried to fix it. It was a little better. Next same problem.BACK UP TO DEALER.This time a factory rep checked it out.Well he said OPERATES NORMAL . iN THE MEAN TIME WE CONTACTED CORP several times.The kept passing the buck. Dealer said they would make it good.Yea, for $3000 more they would give me a car like I had.I said no. They could not fix my car and they wanted me to pay.The dealer said we have done every thing we can .We are done and hung up on me.So I wrote CORP. a letter. In Short they also said tough luck.TERRIBLE CO. TRADED IT FOR A 2013 HONDA.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Mileage for 2013 Sonata

by from Ohio on June 10, 2012

Several trips have been taken in the 2013 Sonata that was purchased in late May. I am pleased to report that, even with the air conditioner engaged, the vehicle is getting the advertised 35 miles per ...
Several trips have been taken in the 2013 Sonata that was purchased in late May. I am pleased to report that, even with the air conditioner engaged, the vehicle is getting the advertised 35 miles per gallon highway mileage!
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Car has piazza

by from Brooklyn Park, MN on May 6, 2012

Only had the car for 5 days ( previously owned 2003 Toyota Camry) and I am LOVING it !! So many compliments on the exterior body styling, people want to know what it is before seeing the back of the c...
Only had the car for 5 days ( previously owned 2003 Toyota Camry) and I am LOVING it !! So many compliments on the exterior body styling, people want to know what it is before seeing the back of the car. Purchased the Sonata Limited 2013 in black with black leather, it is loaded, and it is SHARP. Extremly happy with my purchase. LOTS of car for the money, and one of the best warranty's on the market.
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Poor mileage

by from Kingsville, TX on July 11, 2012

I've owned my 2013 Hyundai Sonata for about 5 weeks, approximately 1000 miles and I like the car, however, I must alert you to the poor fuel economy I am experiencing... EPA avg hwy = 35 MPG, experien...
I've owned my 2013 Hyundai Sonata for about 5 weeks, approximately 1000 miles and I like the car, however, I must alert you to the poor fuel economy I am experiencing... EPA avg hwy = 35 MPG, experiencing @ 29 MPG Hwy and City = 15 MPG... far below the EPA estimate... needless to say it's quite disappointing... wishing I'd made a different choice in vehicles. Tire pressure's good, driving habits same as it was with my other vehicles... this car just gets lousy fuel economy... It looks good, it drives well... my only real complaint is the fuel economy to this point.
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Does not recommend this car

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Hyundai Sonata GLS

by from Hermiston, OR on March 7, 2013

Very nice ride for the $. Went into the dealer with what the price should be from cars.com and my deal was done in minutes. Kudos to the dealer (Tonkin Hyundai) for making this a no hassle deal. I am ...
Very nice ride for the $. Went into the dealer with what the price should be from cars.com and my deal was done in minutes. Kudos to the dealer (Tonkin Hyundai) for making this a no hassle deal. I am selling my 2009 Sonata that has 111k on it. I had zero issues with the old car and that is why we bought a new Sonata. 35 mpg on my first trip in the new car so am very please with that.
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great car

by from seattle on January 6, 2013

this is my wife's car and she loves it. quiet, and smooth riding. absolutely fabulous styling. don't know about dealer service yet as the car is to new. this aspect is important to me and will only bu...
this is my wife's car and she loves it. quiet, and smooth riding. absolutely fabulous styling. don't know about dealer service yet as the car is to new. this aspect is important to me and will only buy again if service is great. this car compares very well against my 2008 Cadillac STS (except in power)
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hyundai is back

by from rochester ny on June 9, 2015

so i just scored a major steal on my sonata gls - 2013 with only 5400 miles on it. i've had it for over a month right now. this is our 2nd hyundai, with a 12 year gap since the last one. hyundai has r...
so i just scored a major steal on my sonata gls - 2013 with only 5400 miles on it. i've had it for over a month right now. this is our 2nd hyundai, with a 12 year gap since the last one. hyundai has really pushed itself in the last decade WHAT I LIKE: *i'm getting avg 25-27mpg in mixed driving, which is 80mph on the hwy and then around town 5-6 days/wk. if you use cruise on the hwy, mileage sometimes goes up. it'll definitely go DOWN when the A/C is on - so pay attention to that!! The acceleration is very good for a 4cyl midsize sedan. This car has more hp than the other competitors in the class. It drives like a hybrid and accelerates like a V6. The electronic assisted steering is so easy to turn at low speeds - really nice feedback. I went 418 mi in mixed driving before i had to fill up. *The ability to play music seamlessly from my phone or the usb stick is really nice. Simple controls for audio are on the steering wheel. Can use manual shifting if you want. Good amount of space inside. *nice gauge colors and displays with redundant gear selector in display. *great safety ratings, especially with side and curtain side airbags *real hood struts - keeps the hood opened - you don't need a support bar holding the hood up. WHAT I DON'T LIKE *the driver's display is nicely automated and shows when doors are opened but has a stupid separate yellow icon showing the trunk is open. pretty annoying. why not incorporate that into the standard display? Also, there are green icons in the driver's display showing the lights on and the 'ECO' mode. while you can lower the lights on the display itself, these green icons stay the same!! just plain dumb to have those green icons glaring at you while you drive at night. give the ability to lower the intensity!! *while the stereo has good separation, the bass leaves a lot to be desired. *the driver's seat could use a bit more bolstering but is somewhat easy to adjust for height and length. *not enough compartments for storage *no power outlets for the rear seat *no a/c vents for the rear seat **even after all of that, i would have said the car is slightly below excellent but way better than good so i went with excellent.
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Great Car

by from Buffalo on September 1, 2012

The car is now 2+ months old and I have 3500 miles on it. Simply put, it is a great car. I previously owned an 07 Sonata SE and I put about 87k carefree miles on it before giving it to my son so that ...
The car is now 2+ months old and I have 3500 miles on it. Simply put, it is a great car. I previously owned an 07 Sonata SE and I put about 87k carefree miles on it before giving it to my son so that I could be at least the 5th person in my neighborhood to purchase the new body style. I did consider all the competition to the Sonata, but in the end it came down to the 10yr/100k warranty and the sales price I paid. It really was a steal for the GLS with the convenience package. It was really a no-brainer and you won't be disappointed either.
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