The folks over at Hyundai America have decided to cut the manual transmission Sonata from their 2013 model year lineup.  Even though this was the least expensive version of their flagship sedan, very few consumers have bought it, making the cost and effort not quite worth the outcome.

Now, all the 2013 Sonatas now come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. Without the manual transmission to take into account, all the 2013 Sonatas get 24 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway.

This isn’t the only change we’ll see for the 2013 model year when it comes to the Sonata.  The SE trim now comes standard with heated front seats, and the Limited version trim now comes with a standard-size sun roof and is $600 less expensive.  Panoramic sunroofs have been added to a $2,900 Limited Premium Package. Now, a 2013 Hyundai Sonata tops out at $31,270, which is just $100 more than last year’s model.

To find out more about the Hyundai Sonata, or to take a look at any Hyundai vehicle, contact Larson Hyundai.


9 May 2012

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