2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews & Lease Deals

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Quick Facts

Exceptional fuel economy ratings

High safety scores

Warranty coverage is some of the best in the class

Comfortable, upscale interior

Engines are noisy during highway passing

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata consists of Sonata Hybrid, and Sonata Sedan.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata remains competitive in its class, thanks to high fuel economy estimates, modern styling and a spacious cabin. However, a slew of newly-redesigned midsize cars may give the Sonata a run for its money.

Though the current generation Hyundai Sonata has been around for a few years, auto critics agree that it remains a solid choice among affordable midsize cars. They like the amount of features the Sonata gives you for the money, as well as its roomy interior and trunk, fuel-efficient engines and good looks.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is missing a few things that some of its rivals offer. There’s no six-cylinder engine or manual transmission. A few competitors, like the Ford Fusion, Suzuki Kizashi and Subaru Legacy, have available all-wheel drive, which isn’t found on the Sonata. Though the 2013 Sonata only has a four- and turbo-four-cylinder engine, test drivers say both engines offer enough power for the average driver.

Both engines have competitive fuel economy in the class, which test drivers also like. A few auto critics note that the Sonata’s engines are loud when pushed, but not any more than rivals.

Some reviewers are disappointed with a few mid-grade interior materials, but overall, they like the layout, design and functionality the Sonata’s cabin provides. There’s plenty of space for families, and many test drivers like the stylish, contemporary interior design. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata’s good safety scores, long warranty coverage and fuel-friendly engines make it a good choice for many buyers.

The Ford Fusion is a good car to put on your list if you’re looking at the Hyundai Sonata. Like the Sonata, it has a spacious cabin and trunk and its interior is filled with upscale materials. While test drivers say the Sonata’s handling is a middle ground between comfort and sport, the Fusion’s handling is described as crisp and athletic.

The Fusion offers a manual transmission and powerful optional V6 engine, both of which aren’t available on the Sonata, as well as all-wheel drive on some V6 models.

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is also worth a look if you’re considering the 2013 Sonata. The Malibu was redesigned for 2013, and reviewers like its modern exterior design, new engines, bountiful tech features and quality cabin materials. Like the Sonata, the 2013 Malibu has nixed the V6 engine option in favor of more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines.

However, the 2013 Malibu’s optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces less horsepower than the 2013 Sonata’s optional turbo-four.

Hyundai Sonata

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is available in three trims levels: GLS, SE and Limited. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is reviewed separately.

For 2013, Hyundai is no longer offering a manual transmission on any trim level. Another change is the availability of heated front seats on all models. A panoramic moonroof that was standard on Limited models is now optional as part of the premium package, and was replaced by a traditional power moonroof.

See the full list of 2013 Hyundai Sonata specs.

Auto critics agree that despite only offering turbo-four and four-cylinder engines, the 2013 Sonata has plenty of power. Sporty yet comfortable handling makes the Sonata a well-rounded midsize car.

Auto critics continue to praise the 2013 Hyundai Sonata’s sleek exterior styling, which they agree makes it look like a more expensive car. Cars.com writes, “The Sonata’s sloping roof shows glimpses of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Volkswagen CC, yet it’s distinctive enough to stand out among direct competitors like the Camry and Accord.”

The cabin of the 2013 Sonata is filled with mostly upscale materials, easy-to-use tech features and plentiful passenger and trunk space. Test drivers like its contemporary design and ergonomic controls layout.

The federal government gives the 2013 Hyundai Sonata a top overall score of five out of five stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t tested it yet. The Sonata’s standard safety features are typical of the class.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is covered by a five-year/60,000-mile new-car warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Sonata’s warranty coverage is longer than what many of its rivals offer.

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