2013 Hyundai Sonata
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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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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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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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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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First Hyundai, no regrets

by from Bowie MD on May 30, 2014

Got a fully loaded Limited 2.0 with premium package almost a year ago, first Hyundai. Looks great, drives great, the electronics (nav, infiniti stereo) all are great. Gas mileage a little sketchy. I d...
Got a fully loaded Limited 2.0 with premium package almost a year ago, first Hyundai. Looks great, drives great, the electronics (nav, infiniti stereo) all are great. Gas mileage a little sketchy. I drive 75-100 minutes each way 5 days a week in heavy traffic and get around 22-23mpg. On weekends, maybe 24mpg. Took 1 long trip and got 28-29 which is not bad. You can play with the Turbo all you want on the highway without hurting mileage but zipping around town too aggressively dampens the mileage quite a bit. I did not buy the car for high mpg and so I just enjoy it. No QC issues in the first 11 months but only time will tell if it is as good as a Toyota in the long haul. Features include: Automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front/rear power leather seats, rear heat/air vents, heated side mirrors, panoramic sunroof, bluetooth streaming, HD touch screen navigation, satellite radio, homelink, bluelink, 9 speaker Infinity stereo w/ powered sub-woofer, LED mirror mounted turn signals, fog lights, paddle shifters and 18 inch wheels, proximity key-less entry with push button (remote start thru Blue Link app on my phone or tablet) start, and automatic headlamps all work flawlessly. This is a GREAT car!
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Love This Car

by from Pennsylvania on March 28, 2014

I always thought of Hyundai as being cheaply built cars. This all changed when i got an elantra for a rental car in california in 2011. I was impressed to say the least. I needed a new car in December...
I always thought of Hyundai as being cheaply built cars. This all changed when i got an elantra for a rental car in california in 2011. I was impressed to say the least. I needed a new car in December 2012 and test drove the sonata and elantra. I loved the extra room the sonata had. I have not showed this car to 1 person who has not complimented me on how "sporty" and "stylish" it looks on the outside. They usually compliment the inside as well. I have had this car for well over a year now...put 20,000 miles on it and absolutely still LOVE this car. It handles effortlessly and is smooth to drive. Have not had 1 mechanical issue with the car. A huge selling point of Hyundai is the warranty. Nowhere else can you beat this warranty.
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Rough Rider

by from Hampton, GA on April 16, 2014

We've owned our 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS for approx. 4 months now and we like it over all. The main complaint we have with it is the fact it rides a lot rougher than any of the Mitsubishi Galants we've...
We've owned our 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS for approx. 4 months now and we like it over all. The main complaint we have with it is the fact it rides a lot rougher than any of the Mitsubishi Galants we've owned in the past before we purchased this Sonata. The Sonata has a lot of road noise much like the Galants but it's a lot rougher riding. I've been searching for a way to soften the ride but I'm having a hard time finding any aftermarket springs and shock assemblies that are not high performance systems for lowing a vehicle.
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Love this car

by from Eugene Oregon on May 25, 2014

I have had my Hyundai sonata for a year (1,2000)+ miles and never in a fill-up to fill-up got less then 30 mpg and most of the time 32 mpg. I drive 35 miles a day to work one way so it gives me a good...
I have had my Hyundai sonata for a year (1,2000)+ miles and never in a fill-up to fill-up got less then 30 mpg and most of the time 32 mpg. I drive 35 miles a day to work one way so it gives me a good idea of how it will perform in the future so I can calculate my cost. Can't say enough good about this car Yahoo.
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As advertised

by from Ohio on July 22, 2012

Love this car. Handles great. Gas mileage fantastic, especially highway. No complaints with car in any way. Dealer service is another matter.
Love this car. Handles great. Gas mileage fantastic, especially highway. No complaints with car in any way. Dealer service is another matter.
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