NEW FOR 2013:

– New 2.4 SE trim added.
– Dual exhaust increases output by 2 hp, 2 lb-ft on 2.4 SE.
– 2.4/2.0T Limited with Navigation models now feature 9-speaker 400 watt Infinity audio.
– 2.4 GL manual and base 2.0T trims discontinued.

With just minor trim changes last year, Hyundai has reorganized their trim offerings for the 2013 Sonata, adding a new 2.4 SE model (which sits between the GLS and Limited trims) and discontinuing the 2.4 GL manual and base 2.0T models. Limited models now have an upgraded 9-speaker Infinity audio system as well.

The Sonata comes as a gasoline powered or hybrid gas/electric model (covered in a separate entry). Gas models are powered by either a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine (198 hp/184 lb-ft or 200 hp/186 lb-ft on SE models) or a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (274 hp/269 lb-ft). Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as standard, as the GL manual model has been discontinued.

Trim levels on the 2.4 are the GL, GLS, SE, Limited, and Limited with Navigation, while the 2.0 comes as the 2.0T Limited and 2.0T Limited with Navigation.

Features on the 2.4 GL include 16-inch steel wheels, ABS, electronic stability control, traction control system, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), active seat headrests, power windows with driver’s auto up/down, air conditioning, power locks, keyless entry, alarm system, cruise control, auxiliary input, USB port, telescopic steering wheel, trip computer, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, steering wheel audio remote control, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, satellite radio, front heated seats, power heated mirrors, solar control glass, dark chrome grille, and chrome hood garnish.

2.4 GLS trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver’s seat, driver’s seat lumbar support, heated rear seats, fog lights, sunroof, and front windshield wiper de-icer.

2.4 SE trim adds leather seating, chrome interior door handles, dual exhaust from the 2.0T model, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

2.4 Limited adds proximity entry with push-button start, side repeater mirror, chrome outside door handles, dual zone automatic climate control, rear console air ventilation, auto light control, deluze door scuff, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, HomeLink, 7-speaker Dimension audio with external amplifier, piano black or woodgrain interior accents, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

2.4 Limited with Navigation adds 9-speaker Infinity audio with external amplifier, navigation system, backup camera, and panoramic roof.

2.0T Limited and Limited with Navigation models add 18-inch alloy wheels.

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