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New for 2013: Hyundai

8/29/2012
2013 Hyundai Model Overview

This is a busy year for Hyundai. The company is expanding the popular Elantra lineup with new coupe and 5-door hatchback variations, providing updates and upgrades for the Genesis Coupe, and adding a new turbocharged version of the Veloster. The biggest news, however, pertains to the completely redesigned Santa Fe crossover SUV, which will be lighter and is now available in 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport and 7-passenger Santa Fe models.


2013 Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent is a sub-compact, entry-level car sold in GLS Sedan and GS or SE 5-door hatchback trim levels. It is more powerful than many of its competitors, yet still achieves a fuel-economy rating of 40 mpg on the highway.

What's New:
  • Now standard are air conditioning, power heated side mirrors, body-color side mirrors and door handles, remote keyless entry, cloth interior door panel inserts, and a 6-speaker stereo with satellite radio and a USB/iPod jack
  • The Accent SE gains turn signal indicators for side mirror housings and an optional power sunroof


2013 Hyundai Azera
The redesigned 2012 Hyundai Azera launched late in the 2012 model year, and as this buying guide is written, Hyundai has not released information pertaining to the 2013 model.

What's New:
  • Hyundai has announced no changes


2013 Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra lineup expands for 2013, due to the addition of new 2-door coupe and 5-door hatchback models. Hyundai also enhances the existing Elantra Sedan by adding new standard and optional features.

What's New:
  • New Elantra Coupe model available in GS and SE trim levels
  • New Elantra GT Hatchback model
  • Elantra Sedan will include as standard equipment air conditioning, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel, and 16-inch wheels
  • Elantra GLS Sedan's Preferred package adds heated front seats
  • Elantra Limited Sedan now includes a power driver's seat
  • Elantra Limited Sedan's Technology package provides dual-zone automatic climate control
  • New Atlantic Blue color


2013 Hyundai Equus
Hyundai positions the Equus as a full-size luxury sedan, equipped with a V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive to credibly compete against established premium brands.

What's New:
  • New White Satin exterior paint with Saddle leather interior
  • Granite Gray exterior color replaced by Gran Premio Gray


2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai makes significant changes to its rear-wheel-drive 2+2 sports coupe for 2013, increasing power and performance, modifying styling, and improving the quality of the interior.

What's New:
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 274 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 3.8-liter V-6 engine adds direct fuel injection, generates 348 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • New 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Revised suspension tuning and recalibrated steering
  • Restyled front end with LED running lights and taillights
  • Refreshed interior
  • New aluminum wheel designs
  • New tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Blue Link technology optional


2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
The Hyundai Genesis Sedan is a rear-wheel-drive midsize luxury car equipped with a V-6 or a V-8 engine. Hyundai expects entry-luxury buyers to find superior size and value in the Genesis, compared with other models at the same price point.

What's New:
  • New 8-inch driver information display with 64-GB solid-state drive, new "hot keys" to improve function accessibility, revised layouts, and enhanced voice recognition
  • Available Blue Link telematics system
  • 4.6-liter V-8 engine option has been eliminated
  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine available only on R-Spec trim


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV is redesigned for 2013, and available in 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport and extended-wheelbase 7-passenger Santa Fe models. The three-row Santa Fe replaces the Hyundai Veracruz in the automaker's lineup, and offers 80 cubic feet of cargo space with all rear seats folded.

What's New:
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for Santa Fe Sport, which gets 190 horsepower
  • Turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine optional for Santa Fe Sport, and will get 264 horsepower
  • 3.3-liter V-6 engine is standard for Santa Fe, which generates 290 horsepower
  • New Driver Selectable Steering Mode
  • Standard Blue Link technology
  • Optional active cornering control all-wheel drive with torque vectoring
  • Optional 12-speaker Infinity surround-sound system
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • Optional rear side window sunshades


2013 Hyundai Sonata
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is available with a choice of three powertrains--standard, turbocharged and hybrid--and in GLS, SE or Limited trim levels. Hyundai's midsize family sedan receives few changes for 2013, and as this buyer's guide is written, details regarding the Sonata Hybrid have not been released.

What's New:
  • Fog lights added to GLS Popular Equipment package
  • Heated seats are standard on SE trim and added to the GLS Popular Equipment package
  • Limited trim equipped with standard single-panel sunroof
  • Panoramic glass sunroof added to Limited Premium package


2013 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV with 5-passenger seating. Three trims are available: GL, GLS and Limited. The Tucson GL has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while GLS and Limited trims get a more powerful 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and can be equipped with optional all-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • GLS trim adds fog lights, heated front seats, automatic headlights as standard equipment
  • Limited trims come standard with keyless entry and push-button starting


2013 Hyundai Veloster
The Hyundai Veloster is a small 2+2 4-door hatchback with a unique rear-seat access door located on the right side of the vehicle. The Veloster is designed to be an alternative to other compact performance vehicles, and adds a new turbocharged variant for 2013.

What's New:
  • Veloster Turbo with 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Veloster Turbo has sport-tuned steering, 18-inch wheels and tires, revised styling, LED taillights, 450-watt premium audio system, and heated leather seats
  • New Matte Gray paint option for Veloster Turbo