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2012 Hyundai Sonata

Saturday, November 19th 2011. | Hyundai

2012 Hyundai Sonata released to get more competitive, in its class, affordable midsize cars. Through the fresh redesign than previous model of 2011 Hyundai Sonata, this sedan present several advantages which able to show this year. There are for the pros are good fuel efficient scores, comfortable cabin & stylish too, lengthy powertrain warranty, and excellent safety ratings. Some reviewers said, this vehicle has a few cons are cloth seats with low-quality, SE model bring the harsh ride. Six trims are offered from the base is GLS, SE, SE 2.0T, Limited, Limited 2.0T, and Hybrid.

2012 Hyundai Sonata
2012 Hyundai Sonata

Powertrain options on 2012 Hyundai Sonata, such as: 2.4L GDI 16-valve with Dual-CVVT ULEV that produces 198 horsepower & 184 lb-ft of torque on GLS & Limited. 2.4L GDI 16-valve with Dual-CVVT PZEV delivers 190 hp & 179 lb-ft of torque on GLS & Limited. 2.0T GDI 16-valve with Dual-CVVT generates 274 hp & 269 lb-ft of torque on SE & Limited. All use electronic ignition system and Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata all in front-wheel drive deliver the power smoothly via 6-speed manual transmission (standard on GLS) or 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® (standard on SE & Limited). Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters standard on SE trim and Limited 2.0T only.

Unibody become the body construction of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Its suspensions are MacPherson strut (front) & Multi-link with stabilizer bar (rear). Also supported with power rack-and-pinion steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, which it standard on all trims, then for sport-tuned suspension & steering standard on SE only.

16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers and P205/65R16 tires standard on 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS. Or you can upgrade it via available 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with P205/65R16 tires on GLS only. 18-inch Hyper Silver aluminum alloy wheels with P225/45R18 tires standard on SE model and Limited 2.0T only. Then there are also 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with P215/55R17 tires standard on Limited 2.4L only.

All standard exterior features on each trim of 2012 Hyundai Sonata are dual folding heated power side mirrors and solar control glass. While for dual power side mirrors with turn signal indicators is standard feature on Limited only. Front fog lights standard on SE & Limited. Chrome-tipped dual exhaust is standard on SE only.

2012 Hyundai Sonata Interior
2012 Hyundai Sonata Interior

Go inside the 2012 Hyundai Sonata interior come with the standard features on every model are Blue Link™ telematics system, air conditioning, power windows with driver’s auto-down/up with pinch protection, iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio; Bluetooth; & cruise control, and trip computer with custom settings. 104-watt AM/FM/XM®/CD/MP3 audio system (with 6 speakers) is standard on GLS and SE. Proximity Key entry with push button start, 8-way power driver seat, driver seat adjustable lumbar support, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on SE & Limited. Leather bolster/cloth insert sport seats standard on SE only. Power tilt-and-slide sunroof optional on SE. Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, floor-console-mounted rear vents, 360-watt AM/FM/XM®/CD/MP3 audio system (with 7 speakers & external amplifier, & HD Radio® technology with multicasting), leather seating surfaces, heated front seats & rear seat bottom cushions, Electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, it standard on Limited. Dual front automatic temperature control is standard on SE 2.0T and Limited.

Hyundai Sonata 2012
Hyundai Sonata 2012

MSRP starting prices of Hyundai Sonata 2012 at $19,695 for GLS, $23,095 for SE, $24,645 for SE 2.0T, $26,345 for Limited, $28,095 for Limited 2.0T, and $25,795 for 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid that we will review later. Just compare it with several competitors, such as: Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and more.


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