2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  -  $26,445

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,445
Base Invoice: $25,043
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 38 | City: 36 | Hwy: 40
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 Atkinson hybrid engine


Strong, fuel-efficient engine; radically different styling inside and out; high-tech communications and entertainment features; excellent ride quality; roomy interior; trunk space

Model Highlights

The Sonata lineup comes powered by a choice of 2 4-cylinder engines. The 2.4L unit delivers 198 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic transmission. An optional 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder kicks out 274 horsepower in either SE or Limited trims. The 206-hp Sonata Hybrid pairs that 2.4L (rated at 166 hp) with a permanent magnet high-density electric motor that makes 40 hp and an industry-first lithium polymer battery. The car is capable of running in all-electric mode up to 74 mph.

The 2.4L Sonata gets an EPA-rated 24 mpg city, 35 highway. The engine's direct-injection design aids that, along with improved aerodynamics and an overall curb weight that's lighter than most other mid-size sedans. The turbo provides great efficiency as well, rated at 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata has a rather conventional suspension layout, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link, independent arrangement in back, along with front and rear stabilizer bars to help bring sporty handling along with a good, well damped ride. All Sonatas have front-wheel drive. GLS and Limited models get low-rolling-resistance tires aimed at improving fuel economy, while the SE gets stickier low-profile tires and a firmer suspension tuning.

The Sonata's interior design "wraps around" the front occupants and flows through to the back, bringing climate-control vents, while the instrument panel itself follows a straightforward control layout that puts entertainment and navigation controls up high with large climate controls just below. Front and backseat appointments are plenty spacious for five adults--including enough space for taller adults in back.

In addition to the base GLS, two other Sonata automatic-only models of the Sonata are offered: the sporty SE and the especially luxurious Limited. The three models of the Sonata also get quite different interior appointments; lower-level Sonata models get a textured plastic material for the dash and doors, while SE models get more metallic trim and Limited models get woodgrain or piano-black trims. SE models add steering-wheel paddle-shifters and Limited models get a sport-shift mode for the transmission.

GLS models get a very generous array of standard equipment that includes keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment, steering-wheel controls, power windows, locks, mirrors and split folding rear seatbacks. SE models add sport seats, leather steering-wheel and shifter trim and push button start, plus fog lamps, "hyper silver alloy" wheels, performance tires and a chrome-tipped exhaust. At the top of the range, the Limited gets a long list of additional features, such as a sunroof, heated leather seats (front and back), heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control and rear-seat heat ducts.

All Sonata models get a USB interface as well as an iPod connector, plus XM satellite radio and a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface. A 3-month trial subscription for XM is included. A wide-screen navigation system is optional on the SE and Limited, featuring real-time XM NavTraffic along with weather, stock and sports information. Also included with the system are Bluetooth audio streaming capability and 8 GB of flash memory for storing music files.

Safety features are strong in the 2013 Sonata. All models get active head restraints for front occupants and include front side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes.

Model News

Following a thorough redesign in 2011, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata carries over relatively unchanged. More features are now available on the base model, and all versions come equipped with a 6-speed automatic as the only transmission option. SE models now feature heated front seats. Limited models no longer include a panoramic sunroof--instead, a regular sunroof has been fitted. The panoramic version is now available as part of Limited Premium Package.

Value Writeup

Hyundai has put longtime mid-size best-sellers, including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, directly into its sites with the Sonata. Hyundai meets or exceeds those models in most respects. With EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 24 mpg city, 35 highway, thanks to a direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, the Sonata has fuel-efficiency and power performance numbers that are both better than most base-model mid-size sedans.

The Sonata Hybrid promises strong fuel efficiency. The Sonata is classified by the EPA as a "large car," and has more passenger room than most of its competitors, while it has significantly more trunk space than the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The Sonata is also lighter than many cars in its class and has a short 35.8-foot turning diameter that's also shorter than most other mid-size sedans. The Sonata also has a trump card in safety, as it's a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

Warranty continues to be a strong selling point for the Sonata. Like with all Hyundai products; the Sonata includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and five years of roadside go cheassistance.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Large Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
40 MPG

Cruising Range - City
619.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
36 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
38 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
688.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4


Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
2.48 qts

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
103.8 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
45.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
55.2 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
34.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Second Hip Room
54.9 in

110.0 in

Length, Overall
189.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.9 in

Track Width, Rear
62.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
10.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3578 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.94 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Hybrid/Electric Components Years

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 Atkinson hybrid engine

Dual continuously variable valve timing (DCVVT)

270V lithium polymer battery

Permanent magnet high-pwr density electric motor

Hybrid starter generator (HSG)

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC

Drive pattern detection

Front wheel drive

Engine-speed-sensitive electric-assist steering

Front vented & rear solid disc brakes

16" x 6.5" eco-spoke alloy wheels

P205/65R16 tires

Heated pwr mirrors w/timer -inc: turn signal indicators

Tinted chrome front grille

Special design chrome hood garnish

Tinted chrome bodyside molding inserts

Solar control glass

2-speed variable intermittent speed sensitive front windshield wipers

Headlight LED accents

Fog lights

LED taillights

Automatic light control

Chrome door handles

AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, satellite radio w/3-month subscription

Integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer

Premium cloth seating surfaces

Front bucket seats -inc: multi-adjustable driver seat w/adjustable lumbar

Fixed rear bench seat -inc: ski pass through, center armrest w/dual cupholders

Heated front seats

Floor-mounted console w/rear vents -inc: dual cupholders

Door panel bottle holders

Seatback pockets

Full floor carpeting

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls, phone controls

Electroluminescent instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, digital clock, hybrid battery meter

4.2" TFT multi-function trip computer -inc: hybrid technology display, average fuel economy, average speed, range to empty, trip timer, trip distance

Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection -inc: illuminated switches, lock-out button

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm

Proximity entry w/push button start

Engine immobilizer

Remote fuel/hood/trunk release

Cruise control

Dual automatic climate control -inc: rear seat heat vents, outside temp display

Electronic rear window defroster w/timer

(2) 12v pwr outlet

Chrome interior door handles

Leatherette door trim

Metalgrain interior accents

(1) Rear coat hanger

Illuminated driver & front passenger visor-mounted vanity mirrors

Interior lighting -inc: dome light, front map lights, cargo area light

4-wheel anti-lock brakes -inc: electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, regenerative braking

Traction control system w/electronic stability control

LED daytime running lamps

Virtual engine sound system (VESS)

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

Blue Link telematics system

Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)

Emergency internal trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

Energy-absorbing steering column


















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