2014 Hyundai Sonata review

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Hyundai Sonata highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of standard features
  • Impressive engine that balances power and fuel economy


  • Rear headroom isn't great for a family sedan
  • The ride in the SE trim feels a little rough

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 32 highway, 25 combined

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What is new for the 2014 Hyundai Sonata?

  • Sonata trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear View Camera, A/C Seat(s), and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

1. Three feature-filled trims

Whichever 2014 Hyundai Sonata trim you choose, GLS, SE, or Limited, you'll enjoy a feature-filled midsize sedan. Highlights include a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated mirrors, Hyundai's Bluelink® telematics system, Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system. If you want more amenities, the SE trim includes a sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry and ignition and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For the ultimate luxury, opt for the trim-topping Limited to get full leather upholstery, a ventilated driver's seat, and heated rear seats.

2. Two solid engine options

If you're looking for a car with the power to handle all your people-hauling, the Hyundai Sonata delivers. The standard engine on the 2014 Sonata is a 2.4L four-cylinder making 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque (192 hp and 181 lb-ft on the SE trim). Want more power? Shop for a 2014 Sonata SE or Limited that's equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine to get a whopping 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. With the turbocharged engine, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata can go from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds—plenty of get-up-and-go for a midsize sedan.

3. Ample room for passengers and cargo

Whether you're taking a family road trip or planning a best friend's getaway, the journey is just as important as the destination. And in the sleek and sophisticated Sonata, you'll have ample space to make memories with the people you love most. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata offers 45.5 inches of legroom in the front seats and 34.6 inches in the rear—enough room for four adults to fit comfortably. Plus, you can stash your luggage in the 16.4 cu-ft trunk. Planning to pack skis, hockey sticks, or other long items? Just fold down the 60/40 split rear seats to customize the cabin to suit your needs.

4. Smooth handling

Want a sedan that makes every drive a breeze? Don't miss the Hyundai Sonata. You'll love the responsive handling from the Sonata's smooth and versatile six-speed automatic transmission. Plus, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata features a vehicle stability management system and a driver-selectable steering system with three modes (Comfort, Normal, and Sport) on all trims. With quick steering, responsive handling, and well-contained body lean, you'll feel confident every time you get behind the wheel of the Sonata.

5. Quiet and comfortable ride

If you'd rather listen to the sounds of your passengers' happy chatter than the noise of the road, the Sonata is a great choice. With revised wheels, improved carpet insulation, additional foam, and an additional damper, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata prioritizes a quiet and comfortable ride. The suspension absorbs bumps and other imperfections in the road, enabling your crew to relax and enjoy everything from quick errands to scenic drives.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata is a car that has many features that customers like. The car is economical, has a smooth ride, and is dependable. Customers also like the heated seats and the roominess of the car.

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Sonata an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Sonata 9th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Hyundai Sonata features and specs

GLS 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45.5"/R 34.6"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.8"

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