2014 Hyundai Sonata Adds Refreshed Exterior, New Interior, Luxury Refinements – Automotive News

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Refreshed Exterior, New Interior, Refinements

It#8217;s a little to believe that the Hyundai is entering its fourth year of but here we are. The swoopy ushered in a new era of styling for the brand, and it to one of the longest and most rapid of expansion in its history. But now it#8217;s stale, and it#8217;s losing to newer competitors from that, maybe, were by surprise.

With all-new Honda and Toyota Camrys on sale, the blend of high-style, lots of and a low price tag isn#8217;t quite as well, so Hyundai#8217;s put it through the spruce-ifier, giving it a thorough before an all-new Sonata the road, sometime in 2015.

the outside, not much has changed. The is bigger, matching the one on the Hyundai sedan, and super-bright Xenon and LED taillights are optional. Inside the are a bit more apparent. The entire stack has been redesigned, a new, bigger 8-inch screen, and more traditional control buttons instead of the arrangement it had been using.

A rearview camera is optional on GLS models, and standard on SE and Limited. now an available ventilated driver#8217;s and the luxury has been upgraded better sound deadening, a steering wheel on SE and Limited and sharp looking 17- and 18-inch

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There are a few safety enhancements, Hyundai#8217;s advanced Vehicle Management enhances stability to help reduce the effect of the wheel tugging in your under acceleration in a corner or on surfaces. There#8217;s also detection optional, and new side that enhance your of your blind spot too.

Under the hood, there#8217;s not that#8217;s new. The 2014 Sonata still offers two engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder 190 horsepower, or a 2.0-liter turbocharged with 274 hp. Note that the numbers are lower, a change attributes to how horsepower is measured by the and not a change to the engine itself.

About the only major we see there is in fuel economy, the turbo has been knocked to 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and a combined of 25 mpg. The suspension is largely and the only noteworthy change to the way the car is to the steering, which offers a version of driver-selectable variable We#8217;re not calling this one an until we drive it, as we#8217;ve pretty lukewarm toward the Kia of the technology.

Prices for the 2014 Hyundai have pretty much the line, with the base GLS up just $155, for a base of $21,350. Other prices been announced, but figure probably stay close to prices.

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