Home / Auto News / News article: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Ditches Manual Transmission, Gets Price Hike - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 10 2012, 1:02 PM

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata isn’t a completely different model than last years, but looking through the pricing and options list we find one glaring omission: a manual transmission.

Thats not the only bad news: removing the manual transmission option means that the base price of the 2013 Sonata GLS is now $21,670. That’s a whole $1,100 more than the base 2012 Sonata GLS. Its also worth noting that the automatic, which is now also the base model, costs $100 more than it did last year.

The 2013 Sonata SE also sees a $150 bump in price over last years model, at $24,120 for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and $25,670 for the 2.0T. The SE comes standard with heated seats, which is available on the GLS with the popular equipment package.

The price increases stop at the Limited, which comes in at $26,620 and $28,370 for the 2.4 and 2.0T. That’s $600 cheaper than last years model. Limited models with the 2.4-liter get a standard sunroof, and the Limited Premium Package adds a panoramic sunroof, which used to be standard on the Limited. The 2.0T Limited gets all the sporty trim, like the 18-inch aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

 

  • Jeffdavidbishop1

    I am so glad that I bought a 2012 Sonata

  • Jeffdavidbishop1

    Hyundai, why on earth would you want to drop the manual tranny for the base models, i mean I understand that these cars are affordable and you see them on the streets nice warranty and all that, I think that Hyundai is doing this because by raising the price and dropping the manual transmission on the 2013 Sonata. people might be looking at other alternatives to stick with their budget.