2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid consumer reviews

$25,650 starting MSRP
side view of 2013 Sonata Hybrid Hyundai
91% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Stylish with good tech

I like the car overall, but it's too low to the ground and I have trouble even getting it on a lift at the tire shop. It shutoff once while accelerating up a hill at full throttle. Only 36mpg in cold temps on interstate but as high as 58mpg on warm days on Nevada highways. The rear suspension is lacking when loaded heavy with luggage and wore tires out when hauling a carrier.


Awesome luxury for low prices

I got this car after looking through hundreds of luxury vehicles, not only did I get it for less than all the other cars I got it 3 years newer and 40000 miles less. It rides beautifully I will be buying more after I'm done with this one


2013 Hyundai Sonata Awesomeness

I purchased a 2013 Sonata in 2013 and after 4 years it still is a great vehicle. It handles repetitive short and long distance travel like a champ. The sonata shows very little noticeable wear or degradation; in fact if maintained it can look and feel brand new for many years (Aside from the seats which my children have repeatedly dropped food and drink on, but that?s personal). It still has a very comfortable ride. This car seats 4 big & tall or 5 mid to small size people well with functional leg room for a guy 6 feet 6 inches. The sonata has intuitive yet sharp and extremely receptive handling and immediate environment feedback in performance. The Spacious trunk can fit 3 - 4 Large Boxes or small furniture (I?ve had to go to Home Depot often for home repairs and improvement and the Sonata made it work without a hitch). We've made multiple 1000+ Mile trips and with economy being the way it is, the 34-35 MPG (Hwy) really made trips really cost-effective. The factory radio can really crank out some respectable Audio, USB and the Bluetooth and connectivity features make the features still relevant in 2017. Interior comfort also scores high with the adjustable driver lumbar-support and reactive environmental control. The interior and exterior design can pass for a high-end vehicle and the sleek yet semi muscular appearance is appealing to the eye. The sonata boasts a deceptively powerful v4 engine that can handle heavy or demanding drives sustaining remarkable responsiveness and strength. We purchased it for $18,999 (with a couple of upgrades) and almost 5 years later I?m still just impressed by the Sonata. ~Jack~


Beautiful and fuel efficient- my dream car

I've owned a hybrid sonata for 4 years and loved every minute of driving it. Not only is it gorgeous but the MPG is incredible. I was able to take an 8 hour trip on one tank of gas with 1/4 a tank to spare. I commute 20miles per day and fill up about once a month. I get compliments on the style of the car constantly. I just love this car


Great Option for Downsizing

I've owned a minivan, a mid-size SUV and other sedans in the past. I test drove 8 other cars before purchasing this car. The exterior/interior design initially caught my eye. It is well-appointed with some high-end touches that were not offered in other comparable sedans. The hybrid exudes style, efficiency, and a smooth ride, but lacks in trunk space and a quick takeoff at the light. I chose this vehicle for the overall fuel cost savings, style and value I was looking for as a mother, professional and commuter.


Comfortable, Stylish, and Practical

The most notable characteristic is that the 2013 Sonata Hybrid is very soft inside. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the driving experience is effortless and quiet. Visibility is decent, except for the A-pillars; they are quite large and in-the-way. I drive on the highway mostly, so I average around 38 mpg. Very excellent for my LA commute. I typically drive around 400 miles before gassing up. Overall, I would highly suggest this vehicle as a daily driver.


I love this car!

I purchased this car with 10,000 miles on it, and it seems like it is brand new! The care drives very smooth and feels like a luxury car, not to mention gets excellent gas mileage!


A great car for variety of driving

Hyundai built a good solid car. I have not had a problem with this car. Accelerates well and drives easy with about 40 mpg in city driving. With almost 70,000 miles I just replaced the original tires though they still had tread.


2013 Sonata Hybrid Limited beauty

I purchased this car used and have had it for about a month. This is my first hybrid car. So far, I love everything about it. The quality of the interior is superior. The body style is a head turner. I've achieved 600 miles on a tank of gas. The car has meters that train you on how to drive more efficiently. Its not a sports car, yet it does have pick up when you put the pedal to the metal. But in reality this car is not for the drag race, its for the everyday commute, and a pleasant one at that.


What happens to battery if I don't use car??

I love this car, it's my Princess! I'm trying to get info though and have called around to a dozen dealerships and can't get info on this: I'm going on vacation for 10 days so what happens to the Hybrid battery if the car is not used? My understanding is that the wheels turning while driving is what generates the electricity for the car which is stored in the Hybrid battery. So if the car isn't used for 10 days, will this battery be depleted or damaged in some way? I leave the day after tomorrow and would appreciate some feedback so if I need to ask a neighbor to drive the car, I still have time to ask. Thanks! Lily