2014 Hyundai Sonata Adds New Safety, Tech Features


Hyundai has given its Sonata some major updates for the 2014 model year, adding features to help its sedan deliver new levels of refinement, safety and technology.

A long list of updates include a refined front grille design, new 17- and 18-inch wheels, HID Xenon headlights, LED taillights and a new rear bumper insert. A plethora of features are also now standard on all trim models including: Driver Selectable Steering Mode, Vehicle Stability Management, TPMS and a sport-tuned exhaust system. Other refinements on the 2014 Sonata include improved carpet for a quieter interior, additional foam in the A and B pillars and an additional dynamic damper for reduced road noise.

Inside, a full-leather steering wheel is now available on the SE and Limited models while the navigation system gets upgraded with an eight-inch screen. The driver seat also comes ventilated as standard on the Limited model while a carbon fiber trim is now standard on the SE model.

The 2014 Sonata is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 24-mpg city, 35-mpg highway rating. Also available is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. That model gets 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata sees a slight price increase of $155 for the 2014 model year, despite all the updates the Korean automaker has given it. The 2014 Sonata GLA starts from $22,145 including delivery.

GALLERY: 2014 Hyundai Sonata


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