COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 – The 2013 Hyundai Sonata has been named one of AAA's Top Vehicles for Growing Families in the Sedan Category. The Auto Buying experts at AAA applauded the Sonata for its powerful 2.4-liter I-4 engine, fuel efficiency and generous 10 yr./100,000 mile warranty.
"A low price in no way diminishes this car's appeal and performance," said David Bennett, manager, AAA Auto Buying Programs. "The Sonata comes equipped with everything the growing family needs in a vehicle: a spacious interior, a comfortable ride and agile handling, and a powertrain that is both powerful and efficient."
AAA's 2013 List of Top Vehicles for Growing Families targeted the unique needs of expanding families, who require additional room for cargo and passengers, easy handling and dependability in their next vehicle. Given the major financial investment of purchasing a new vehicle, AAA evaluated the top contenders in Crossover and SUV, Minivan and Sedan Categories, compiling a final list of 11 vehicles.
"The Sonata continues to expand its appeal with an outstanding combination of design, technology and value," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Receiving this award acknowledges that Hyundai continues to accommodate an expanding customer base by providing class-leading reliability, fun and quality in every available model."
The Hyundai Sonata is one of Hyundai's most-awarded models. J.D. Power named the 2013 Sonata ‘Most Dependable Midsize Car,' KBB.com praised the vehicle for its low cost of ownership with the 5-Year Cost to Own accolade, and Sonata took top spot in the 2013 Strategic Vision Total Value Awards in the midsize car category.
For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The 2013 Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.
The 2013 Sonata
is also available with a more-powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, or a hyper-efficient hybrid powertrain.