Consumer Reviews Summary
36 of 42 (85%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Hyundai Sonata Overview
- Refresh for 2014 includes subtle exterior styling changes, new interior features
- New touch-screen audio system; updated navigation
- Two four-cylinder engine options
The 2014 Hyundai Sonata marks the midsize sedan’s first refresh since its eye-catching 2011 redesign, adding some styling changes inside and out as well as a few new bits of technology that will make it even more appealing to new car shoppers.
For the new model year, the exterior gets a series of small updates that only subtly change the Sonata’s appearance. The front grille has been slightly thinned and better matches the swept back headlight clusters, which can house optional HID headlights. There are also new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs, new LED taillights, and the SE trim now gets a standard rear spoiler.
Both of the Sonata’s engine options carryover for the new model year. The base engine is a 190-hp (192-hp on the SE), 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 179 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. SE and Limited trims are available with a more powerful 274-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 269 pounds-feet of torque, mated to the same transmission. Expect models with the base engine to return 24/35 mpg city/highway, and models with the more powerful, turbocharged engine to get 21/32 mpg.
The Sonata’s updates for 2014 also include several notable changes to the interior, including a new leather steering wheel in the SE/Limited, and a new 8-inch touchscreen for the navigation system. Models without navigation equipped now feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen that controls the audio systems (optional on the base GLS, but standard on SE and Limited). Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary and USB inputs, satellite radio, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel come standard.
Standard safety features include six airbags, active front head restraints, electronic stability system with traction control, and antilock brakes. A backup camera is optional. For 2014, a blind spot detection system is an added option.