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.
Has some issues with the sales team at the local dealership (but that's not the car's fault). I struggled with the idea of buying a Hyundai but after lots of researching and test drives, it was hard to deny the value. You get a lot of car for the price. I'm 6'2" so the Elantra was a bit tight for me, but the Sonata is a really comfortable ride. It's not built for drag racing, could be peppier off the line but beyond that it can move and the steering is really responsive. The finishes, exterior and interior, are really nice. I've had it for 2 months now and am very happy with the car!
Bought my car in May.
Everything is excellent with the car EXCEPT OEM remote starter kit had major defect if installed in the 2013 Sonata.
Purchased kit during sale.
Needed to wait 4-6 weeks before 2013 kits were available.
When it was available, Hyundai dealership installed it but it failed (i.e., would actually turn engine off).
Dealership informed me wiring instructions were wrong from Hyundai.
Dealership kept car for 2 weeks and couldn't figure out problem.
Regional technician came in and also couldn't figure it out either.
Dealership removed unit and returned car back to factory default.
Finally got my money back.
This is my third Sonata, a 2007, 2010, now a 2013.
Each is better than the last.
I have the Limited with the 2.0 Turbo. It is as fast as the old muscle cars, but smoother and more conomical.
Interior is nicer than in the past, dash layout is good and the instrument panel lighting is very sharp.
Seats are comfortable and both front and back are heated.
Compared to my V-6 Sonata, I'm getting 3 to 4 mpg better milage and with better performance.
As for reliability, none of my Sonatas ever needed warranty service.
The style is better than cars costing twice as much.
Every time I park next to a luxury car, I still prefer the Sonata styling and the high quality of the pain