2012 Hyundai Sonata Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,795-$28,195
$18,971-$26,345
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What's New for 2012:

  • Engines tuned for slightly better fuel economy
  • Navigation system fitted with a higher-resolution screen
  • Panoramic sunroof added to the Limited trim level
  • New Blue Link telematics system

Exterior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan, and is offered in five different trim levels. The Sonata is sold in one 4-door body style. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Sonatas feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with such features as full leather upholstery, rearview camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Features
Major options are bundled into packages, which include the Navigation package and Sunroof package. The sole option package on the range-topping Sonata Limited trim includes navigation, rearview camera, and a premium Infinity audio system.

Under the Hood
Hyundai Sonatas are fitted with one of three different engines. Base Sonatas feature a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 198 horsepower. That engine is slightly modified to produce 200 horsepower in upper trim levels. The optional engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 274 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, with a 6-speed automatic optional (the 6-speed automatic is standard with the turbocharged engine). All Hyundai Sonata models are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata are:
  • Hyundai Sonata with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 24/35 mpg (city/highway)
  • Hyundai Sonata with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 22/34 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Hyundai Sonata include side curtain air bags, active head restraints, and emergency telematics. In government crash tests, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Sonata sedan received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were also \"Good.\"

What's New for 2012:

  • Engines tuned for slightly better fuel economy
  • Navigation system fitted with a higher-resolution screen
  • Panoramic sunroof added to the Limited trim level
  • New Blue Link telematics system

Exterior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan, and is offered in five different trim levels. The Sonata is sold in one 4-door body style. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Sonatas feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with such features as full leather upholstery, rearview camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Features
Major options are bundled into packages, which include the Navigation package and Sunroof package. The sole option package on the range-topping Sonata Limited trim includes navigation, rearview camera, and a premium Infinity audio system.

Under the Hood
Hyundai Sonatas are fitted with one of three different engines. Base Sonatas feature a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 198 horsepower. That engine is slightly modified to produce 200 horsepower in upper trim levels. The optional engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 274 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, with a 6-speed automatic optional (the 6-speed automatic is standard with the turbocharged engine). All Hyundai Sonata models are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata are:
  • Hyundai Sonata with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 24/35 mpg (city/highway)
  • Hyundai Sonata with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 22/34 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Hyundai Sonata include side curtain air bags, active head restraints, and emergency telematics. In government crash tests, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Sonata sedan received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were also \"Good.\"

Available Trims for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 19795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 20795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name GLS PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 20795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.4L SE (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 23195.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.0T SE (4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 24745.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/34
Name 2.4L Limited (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26445.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.4L Limited PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26445.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.0T Limited (4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 28195.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/34
Name 2.4L Limited w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26445.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.4L Limited PZEV w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26445.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.0T Limited w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 28195.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/34
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25850.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 34/39
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold seats w/outboard headrests
  • Dual tier console w/armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • (2) center console mounted 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Door sill scuff plates
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, digital clock
  • Indicators -inc: cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-ignition w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm
  • Remote fuel/hood/trunk release
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning -inc: cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox
  • Cloth door trim
  • Metalgrain interior accents
  • Map pockets
  • (4) door bottle holders
  • Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (3) assist grips
  • Lighting -inc: dome, front map lights, ignition, glovebox, cargo
  • Seatback pockets
  • Rear coat hanger
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, ECO
  • Active ECO system
  • Cloth seating surfaces w/leather bolsters
  • Front sport bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver, pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls
  • Proximity entry w/push button start
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Leatherette door trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: outside temp gauge, cabin air filter
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver, pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Heated rear seat bottom cushions
  • Premium metalgrain door sill scuff plates
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: outside temp gauge, cabin air filter, rear seat heat ducts
  • Piano black or woodgrain interior accents
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink universal garage door opener, compass
  • Lighting -inc: dome, front map lights, ignition, glovebox, cargo, rear reading lights
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support
  • Fixed rear bench seat w/pass through
  • 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
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: rear seat heat vents
  • Chrome interior door handles
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • P205/65R16 all-season tires
  • Compact T125/80D16 spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/timer
  • Body-color grille
  • Chrome hood garnish
  • Chrome window trim
  • Solar control glass
  • Projector-lens headlights
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" hyper silver alloy wheels
  • P225/45R18 performance tires
  • Dark chrome grille
  • Fog lights
  • Projector-lens headlights -inc: auto on/off control
  • Chrome accent door handles
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P215/55VR17 all-season tires
  • Panoramic tilt/slide glass front sunroof -inc: fixed rear glass roof, sunshade
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/timer -inc: turn signal indicators
  • 16" eco-spoke alloy wheels
  • Tinted chrome front grille
  • Tinted chrome bodyside molding inserts
  • Headlight LED accents
  • LED taillights
  • Chrome exterior door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 GDI engine
  • Dual continuously variable valve timing (DCVVT)
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Engine-speed-sensing pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC -inc: steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Sport tuned MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Sport tuned independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Chrome tipped dual exhaust
  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 turbocharged GDI engine
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 Atkinson hybrid engine
  • 270V lithium polymer battery
  • Permanent magnet high-pwr density electric motor
  • Hybrid starter generator (HSG)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Shift interlock system
    • Body-side reinforcements
    • Hood buckling creases & safety stops
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
    • Blue Link telematics system
    • Occupant classification system (OCS)
    • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
    • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
    • Childproof rear door locks
    • Emergency internal trunk release
    • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Virtual engine sound system (VESS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 104-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, 3-month subscription
    • Integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer
    • Shark fin style antenna
    • 360-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (7) Dimension premium speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, 3-month subscription, HD radio w/multicasting

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