2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T Review, Specs, Price
2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T Review, Specs and Price - The sophisticated 2014 Hyundai Sonata, it’s hard to believe that Hyundai family hauler has already reached midlife. Back when the current generation Sonata debuted in 2011, we sized up its revolutionary design and concluded “Hyundai might take over the world with this thing.” Hyundai’s midsizer continues to be a leader, whether you talking about fuel economy, power, features or value. This is the car that put Hyundai as a legitimate world-class automaker, and it can still hold its own against anything in the segment. Sure, we still wish Hyundai would carve out additional rear-seat headroom, but if you’re looking for glaring faults, that’s about the best we can do on the otherwise competent 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
Body Styles, Price and Options
The 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE is a four door mid-size sedan, it’s sold into the market with price range start from $24,300.
2014 Hyundai Sonata SE come with standard features includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a dark chrome grille, dual chrome exhaust tips, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear lip spoiler, foglights, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, turn-signal repeaters in the outside mirrors, a driver’s blind-spot mirror, full power accessories, heated mirrors, leather/cloth upholstery, LED interior lighting, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a 60/40-split rear seatback, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, simulated carbon-fiber interior trim, leatherette door-panel inserts, an eight-way power driver seat and heated front seats.
For electronic features you’ll get a 4.3-inch touchscreen audio display with a rearview camera, Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics system, a color LCD trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.
Optional for the 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE is turbocharged engine (2.0T), a sport exhaust and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Premium package adds a blind-spot warning system, a sunroof, navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen and a 10-speaker Dimension audio system.
Engine and Safety Features
The 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with dual-exhaust makes 192 hp and 181 lb-ft. A six-speed automatic sends the power to the front wheels is the sole transmission. In performances testing, 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE with this engine runs from 0-60 mph time of about 8 seconds, which is fairly quick for a base-model family sedan. EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg combined/24 mpg city/35 mpg highway.
An turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available as opional on 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE. The 2.0T sprints to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is about average for midsize sedans with an engine upgrade. The EPA fuel economy stands at 26 mpg combined with 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway.
Standard safety features on 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE include a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, active front head restraints and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is BlueLink, Hyundai’s emergency telematics system, which offers crash response, roadside assistance, remote door lock control and monitoring features. Blind-spot monitoring is optional.
In brake testing, 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE with 2.0T engine came to a stop from 60 mph in about 120 feet, which is a bit better than average for the class. In government testing, 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE earned a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, with four out of five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection.
2014 Hyundai Sonata SE Interior
The 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE displays some obvious cost cutting inside, use rough plastic panels for a few too many surfaces, but pretty well to segment rivals. The dash and center stack meld together in a seamless flow, while trapezoidal vents and sharp blue backlighting create a modern, upscale environment. The new 4.3-inch touchscreen isn’t very big, but it does provide deeper functionality for 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE that lack the optional navigation system. The nav system doesn’t come in cheap, but its exclusive 8-inch touchscreen and enhanced interface give the Sonata SE cabin even more of a cutting-edge feel.
As expected in this segment, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE offers ample legroom for four adults on a long trip, and their luggage should fit fine in the 16.4-cubic-foot trunk. Headroom both front and rear is merely adequate, 6-footers in back may find their heads rubbing the ceiling due to the Sonata’s dramatically sloped roof line.
2014 Hyundai Sonata SE Galery
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