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2013 Hyundai Fast Facts Guide

3/20/2013
The 2013 Hyundai model lineup is diverse, ranging from the affordable Accent sub-compact to the luxurious Equus sedan. All 2013 Hyundai models include a generous limited warranty covering the vehicle for the first 5 years or 60,000 miles of ownership, and providing free 24-hour roadside assistance during that period of time. Additionally, the powertrain warranty is 10 years or 100,000 miles. The sections that follow summarize each 2013 Hyundai model by sharing an overview of changes, EPA fuel-economy information, and crash-test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


2013 Hyundai Accent
The 2013 Accent gains standard features this year, including air conditioning, remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and an upgraded 6-speaker stereo including a USB port, iPod connection, auxiliary audio input jack, and satellite radio.

Fuel-economy ratings are the same for all models, at 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway, and the NHTSA gives the Accent a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating. The IIHS gives the Accent its top rating of "Good" in the moderate overlap frontal-impact test, roof crush strength test, and the rear-impact injury prevention test. In the side-impact test, the Accent receives an "Acceptable" rating.

2013 Hyundai Accent Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Accent Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Azera
One year after a complete redesign, the Hyundai Azera rolls into 2013 without changes. The Azera's fuel-economy ratings are 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway, and the IIHS calls the car a "Top Safety Pick" for 2013. The NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the Azera as this article is written.

2013 Hyundai Azera Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Azera Quality Ratings



2013 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai expands the 2013 Elantra lineup with new 2-door coupe and 5-door hatchback variants, the latter called the Elantra GT (see next model). The Elantra Sedan gains standard air conditioning, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, and a telescoping steering wheel this year, while the Limited model now includes a standard power driver seat. The Elantra Sedan's option packages add additional content, too.

Fuel-economy ratings are 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway for all Elantra Coupes and Elantra Sedans, except for the coupe with the automatic transmission, which is expected to return 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. In crash tests, the Elantra Sedan receives a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating from the NHTSA and is a "Top Safety Pick" according to the IIHS.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Elantra Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
A new model for 2013, the Elantra GT 5-door hatchback shares its name with the Elantra Coupe and Elantra Sedan models, but is based on a European car called the Hyundai i30.

When equipped with the standard manual gearbox, the vehicle is rated to get 26 mpg city/37 mpg highway. With the optional automatic transmission, fuel-economy ratings are 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. In crash tests, the NHTSA gives the Elantra GT a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating. The IIHS does not distinguish between the different Elantra body styles and models, calling each of them a "Top Safety Pick" for 2013.

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Elantra GT Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Equus
The Hyundai Equus is a large, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan built to compete against models such as the Lexus LS 460. Changes for 2013 are limited to color in advance of a thorough freshening arriving for the 2014 model year. The Equus models are equipped with a standard V-8 engine rated to get 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway, and this model is called a "Top Safety Pick" by the IIHS. The NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the Equus.

2013 Hyundai Equus Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Equus Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Genesis
A midsize luxury sedan offered with a V-6 or V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive, the 2013 Genesis lineup is simplified and the vehicle receives technology updates in the form of a redesigned infotainment system with Blue Link telematics, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, improved voice recognition, and an updated navigation system.

According to the EPA, the Genesis Sedan returns between 16 mpg in the city for the V-8 engine and 28 mpg on the highway with the V-6 engine. The IIHS calls the Genesis Sedan a "Top Safety Pick" for 2013, and the NHTSA has not performed crash tests on this model.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Genesis Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Though it shares a name, platform, and optional V-6 engine with the Genesis Sedan, the 2013 Genesis Coupe is more than just a 2-door version of the 4-door model. This is a 4-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe, and it receives a substantial mid-life update for 2013. In addition to modified styling and an upgraded interior, the 2013 Genesis Coupe is more powerful, offers a new 8-speed automatic transmission, and is equipped with a new Blue Link telematics system.

Fuel-economy ratings range from 18 mpg in the city for models with the V-6 engine to 31 mpg on the highway for models with the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and the new automatic transmission. The Genesis Coupe has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport
The 2013 Santa Fe is completely redesigned, and offered in two variants. The new Santa Fe Sport model provides 5-passenger seating and 4-cylinder engine choices while the Santa Fe is equipped with 7-passenger seating and a standard V-6 engine. The larger Santa Fe replaces the Hyundai Veracruz in the automaker's lineup.

Fuel-economy ratings range from 18 mpg in the city for a Santa Fe with all-wheel drive to 29 mpg for a Santa Fe Sport equipped with front-wheel drive and the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. In crash tests, the Santa Fe Sport receives a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating from the NHTSA and a "Top Safety Pick" designation from the IIHS. As this article is written, the Santa Fe 7-passenger model has not been crash tested.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Summary, Photos & Specs
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Preview

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Quality Ratings
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Sonata
The standard manual gearbox has been eliminated in favor of an automatic transmission on the 2013 Sonata. The base GLS model is offered with optional fog lights and heated front seats this year, while the SE adds heated front seats as standard equipment and the Limited gains a standard power sunroof. A panoramic sunroof is a new option for the Limited model.

Sonatas are rated to get between 22 mpg in the city for the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 35 mpg on the highway for the standard 4-cylinder engine. In NHTSA crash tests, the Sonata receives a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall rating. The IIHS calls the Sonata a "Top Safety Pick" this year, but notes that the vehicle scores "Marginal" in the new small overlap frontal-impact test.

2013 Hyundai Sonata Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Sonata Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
A late arrival to the showroom, the Sonata Hybrid is updated for 2013, providing better fuel economy than before, greater electric-only driving capabilities, and a lower base price than last year. A new luxury-themed Limited variant joins the lineup, and Hyundai has redesigned the Sonata Hybrid's wheels for 2013.

Hyundai says the new Sonata Hybrid returns 36 mpg city/40 mpg highway. Crash-test ratings mirror the standard Sonata, with a 5-star (out of 5 stars) NHTSA overall rating and a "Top Safety Pick" designation from the IIHS. Like the standard Sonata, the Sonata Hybrid's performance in the new small overlap frontal-impact test conducted by the IIHS is rated "Marginal."

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Tucson
The 2013 Tucson receives minor changes this year, adding automatic headlights, fog lights, and heated front seats as standard equipment. The Tucson Limited model is equipped with a standard keyless entry and push-button ignition system for 2013. A mid-life freshening is planned for the 2014 Tucson.

Fuel-economy ratings range from 19 mpg in the city for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with all-wheel drive, to 30 mpg on the highway for the same engine and front-wheel drive. The NHTSA gives the 2013 Tucson a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating, while the IIHS calls this crossover SUV a "Top Safety Pick."

2013 Hyundai Tucson Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Tucson Quality Ratings


2013 Hyundai Veloster
New versions of the Veloster debut for 2013. The Veloster RE:MIX is a special-edition model equipped with LED lighting inside and out, modified styling, unique 18-inch wheels with performance tires, premium audio system, and keyless entry with push-button starting. The Veloster Turbo model builds on this with a new 201-horsepower turbocharged engine, sport-tuned steering, larger dual exhaust outlets, unique design modifications, leather seats, upgraded gauges, and more.

The Veloster Turbo is rated to get 24 mpg in the city, regardless of transmission choice, while standard Velosters achieve 37 mpg on the highway with both the manual and automatic transmissions. Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has performed crash tests on the 2013 Veloster.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Hyundai Veloster Quality Ratings


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