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2014 Hyundai Sonata

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The 2014 Hyundai Sonata available in the Limited trim levels. There is also a Sonata hybrid, which is reviewed separately. Standard equipment on the includes 16-inch wheels, alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, heated mirrors, column, tilt and telescopic steering a rear seat back split, telematics system Hyundai BlueLink, a trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a sound system with six-speaker CD player, satellite radio, an audio interface iPod / USB and auxiliary audio jack. The optional 2014 Hyundai Sonata Popular Equipment package adds fog lamps, mirrors, driver’s blind spot, automatic headlights, turn signal repeaters in exterior mirrors, LED interior lighting, door inserts screen leatherette heated front seats, power driver seat eight positions, HD Radio and display Audio with 4.3-inch touch screen with a rear view camera.

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata starts with the above and adds alloy wheels, 18 inches, sports suspension, fog lights, a dark chrome grille, a rear spoiler, dual chrome exhaust tips, keyless ignition entry, a computer color LCD trip-simulated interior trims carbon fiber, leather-wrapped wheel with paddle shifters and leather cloth upholstery. Opting for the turbo engine for the 2014 Hyundai Sonata also brings a sporty, dual-zone automatic climate control escape. The Sonata premium package adds a sunroof, a warning system of blind spots, a 10-speaker audio system dimensions and a navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen. When added to the non-turbo SE also includes dual-zone automatic climate control.

Plush Limited 2014 Hyundai Sonata begins with the most standard and optional features of the SE including Premium Navigation Package less. However, the limited replaces alloy wheels of 17 inches and has a milder state of tune for suspension. It also comes standard with full leather upholstery, ventilated driver’s seat, heated rear seats, rear climate vents, a rear view mirror with auto dimming interior accents and unique. Limited 2.0T turbocharged variant adds 18-inch wheels of the Sonata 2.0T, dual chrome exhaust tips and paddle shifters. The optional Technology Package Limited tops things off with a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, LED taillights, the 8-inch touch screen with navigation and an Infinity sound system with 12 speakers.

2014 Hyundai Sonata Interior

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata base shows some cost cutting inside, using plastic panels too raw for some surfaces, but higher levels compare very well to finish rivals obvious segment. As expected, the Limited version with its color combinations available in two-tone trim piano black, is particularly attractive. In all Sonatas, the dash and center stack of melted together in a continuous flow, while the trapezoidal strong blue backlight vents create the modern upscale environment.

On the infotainment front, the new 4.3-inch touch screen is not very big, but provides deeper functionality Sonatas lacking the optional navigation system. The navigation system is not cheap, but its unique 8-inch touch screen interface and enhanced cabin Sonata, give even more of a sense of art. As expected in this segment, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata offers ample legroom for four adults on a long trip, and their luggage must fit into the trunk of 16.4 cubic feet. However, headroom front and rear is only right, in our experience, and 6 footers in the back may find their heads rubbing the ceiling due to the dramatically sloping roofline of the Sonata.

2014 Hyundai Sonata Engine

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.4-liter rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque, while the dual exhaust SE with the same engine makes 192 HP and 181 lbs- foot. A six-speed automatic that sends power to the front wheels is the only transmission. You can expect 0-60 mph in about 8 seconds, which is pretty fast for a family sedan-based model. Sonatas with 2.4-liter engine has a fuel economy rating estimated by the EPA of 28 mpg combined.

A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 274 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on SE and Limited. The sprints 2.0T to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is the average of the mid-size sedans with an engine update. The EPA pegs fuel savings combined 26 mpg.

2014 Hyundai Sonata Safety

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata includes antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front seat side, impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front headrests. Also standard is BlueLink emergency telematics Hyundai, which provides roadside assistance, collision response, control remote door locking and monitoring functions for parents of teen drivers. A rear view camera is standard on all 2014 Hyundai Sonata, except the base level. Blind Spot Monitoring is optional for the standard on Limited.

In government testing, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata earned a top rating of five stars for overall crash protection, with four of five stars for total protection against impact and five stars for overall side impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata earned a rating for frontal-offset moderate overlap, lateral protection and cover-force impact. In the new test frontal-offset impact small overlap between the IIHS, the Sonata was only considered marginal though to be fair, many vehicles have struggled with this relatively new test. In the brake testing, either a turbo 2014 Hyundai Sonata came to a stop from 60 mph in about 120 feet, which is better than the class average pinch.

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