2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
I bought a 2012 Sonota to replace another. It had regular 3000 mile oil changes. I bought it to NTB for the last one in June of 2014.The sticker said to get oil changed at 58,000 He said it would be fine at 62000.No problems. I heard some knocking at 63000 so I had it towed in, I have a warrahty so I did not want to risk it, No oil light . No burning, No indication of oil issue, I thought it was a belt. I take i They told me it had burned through almost 4 quarts of oil and it killed the engine. Mild weather Light driving, Reasonable oil changes a little past oil change date and this? The extended $1000 warranty won't cover it . They want $5000 to put new engine. Beware
I used to love the Sonota. Drivability, sound syatem, blu tooth phone features and the first rate salespeople. Now I have a car with no engine because it burns through oil like an old Dodge Dart I had in high school. I change my oil. I takee good care of my carand undrstand the importance of fliuid level checks.There is something wrong with he car which causes it to burn oil when the car is relativeky new. No oil light goes off. The oil is relatively clean. There is no notable burnng smell. I admit I went over the recommended oil change date but I feel this should not have happened .
I've read in other reviews that they have had the same oil consumption proble,s. I imagine the attorney general will be collecting this informaytion and force Hyundais hand with respect to identifying the oil consumption problem. Pleas write your attorney general and they will help you. It only takes 10 minutes. Theres an excellent chance you will be get compensated for any reapir costs you paid becauseof this.I would love it if Hyundai would step up. Got a family and no car. I've got to pay for this issue till they take responsibilty
I loved my 2002 Elantra. I needed a larger vehicle so I bought a brand new 2013 Sonata. My Sonata started burning oil around 36,500 miles. I have been going back a fourth to the dealership doing oil consumption tests. After 3 tests, it has burned up 4.5 quarts in about 2,000 miles. I still can't get anyone to fix the problem. Instead, the dealership says I need to do 1,000 more miles of oil consumption tests and corporate says I need to do 3,000 more miles of oil consumption tests. The warranty sounds great but good luck with getting them to fix anything that is covered.
I like that power windows and door locks are standard instead of an extra cost.
If there is a major problem with a car and that problem has been documented, fix it. Don't give customers the run around.
i am getting about 500 miles from a full tank of gas(18gal) and averaging 28-29mpg. i commute in NYC and always caught in heavy traffic. if i am on the highway without traffic i am getting 35 to 40 mpg. i dont understand some ppl here getting 23 at best. i already put 35,000 and so far so good.
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
I own a Hyundai Sonata 2013 Limited and have put 18 K miles on it. Hyundai Sonata is a solid car overall with a powerful engine, great design and several added features for a lower price. It also has very good safety ratings (which hopefully will not be tested while I am on the road). But to gain on these aspects, there are some compromises made by the company in making this car, which are pretty glaring and somewhat annoying.
Transmission: Nice and smooth, even at high RPM, or on a steep slope. The only complaint is that the gearshift is a bit slow, the dead-time between leaving a gear and locking on the next one is around half a second, which is annoying when quick power is necessary and the car decides to change gear. But overall, great.
Brakes: Linear braking is extremely smooth, probably the best among peers.
Looks: The dashboard, dials are sexy. The exterior looks still turns heads. LED turn indicators on side-view mirrors are both bright and pleasing to view.
Engine: 2.4L packs 190 HP. Above average fuel efficient. Engine does 100 mph happily.
Engine Noise: Hyundai has a interference engine with a chain instead of a timing-belt. More powerful, but more engine rattle at high RPM, adding noise and discomfort.
Suspension: Very stiff. The off-road handling is better for this, but you also feel every defect on road. Road noise is very high too.
THE VERY BAD:
Steering: The GLS mode is not safe. The car is difficult to control in lane. Sport mode is better, but there is a lot of room for handling improvement.
Loud interiors: Bad noise damping. Both tyre clap and wind howls in cabin. Tyres sometime sound like bad bearings. Changing to Michelin MXV4 improved only marginally. Music listening badly compromised.
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I've put 24K miles on my limited turbo Sonata and I like it even more than when I bought it. It's fast, comfortable, gets great gas milage and...most importantly...so much fun to drive. I would definitely buy this car again.
I love the way this car handles. I've driven this car well over 100 mph, and you cannot tell the difference whether you are going 100 or 140. It's so much to drive.
The back seat needs some work. It's great for people under 5'10", but I'm 6'3" and cannot stand the back seat. There's plenty of leg room, but I need another 4 inches of clearance for my head. Backseat was not designed for tall people.