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New for 2014: Hyundai

By: Jeff Youngs, 12/6/2013
2014 Hyundai Overview

Hyundai's engineers and designers have been busy, as evidenced by the myriad changes in the company's 2014 lineup. Some of the most significant changes are under the hood, with the Elantras (sedan, Coupe, GT) getting a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and the Tucson's former power plants being replaced by direct-injected engines. The models' various trim levels also sport quieter cabins and added features such as Pandora Internet radio.

Updates have also been made to the Hyundai Accent and Veloster, the latter adding a new R-Spec variant offering special suspension tuning and unique red decorative trim inside and out. The popular Sonata returns for 2014 with standard driver-selectable steering modes and an updated navigation system; the luxurious Equus moves safety up a notch with its rear cross-traffic alert system; and the Genesis sedan has been upgraded with an available heated steering wheel and standard telematics system.

Having been introduced for the 2013 model year, the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have only minor tweaks for 2014, including newly available HID headlights and a blind-spot monitoring system.


2014 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai's small front-wheel-drive (FWD) Accent, available in 3-door and 5-door configurations, has been carried over for 2014 with relatively few changes, including a new blind-spot side mirror for the driver, upgraded audio system, and optional headlights featuring LED markers.

GS, SE, and GLS trim levels are available, all powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine.

What's New:
  • Added standard features
  • Upgraded audio system


2014 Hyundai Azera
As this article is written, Hyundai has not released information about the 2014 Azera sedan. The 2013 model is available in a single trim level powered by a 3.3-liter V-6 engine and equipped with standard features including 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front and rear seats, and a 450-watt sound system.

What's New:
  • 2014 model-year information is not yet available


2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
Undoubtedly, the biggest change for the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe can be found under the hood, where a new direct-injection, 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine resides in lieu of the previous model's 148-horsepower 1.8-liter mill. In addition, the 2-door Elantra Coupe now boasts a sport-tuned suspension, standard 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, leather interior accents, and a blind-spot side mirror for the driver. Options include a Technology package consisting of the company's telematics system, LED taillights and headlight trim, and a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system bundled with Pandora Internet radio service. GS and SE trim levels have been discontinued, replaced by a single offering appropriately named Coupe.

Inside, designers have updated the primary controls, added a glovebox cooler, and reduced noise and vibration.

What's New:
  • All-new engine
  • Sport-tuned chassis
  • Added standard features
  • Available in only one trim level
  • Quieter interior with revised styling
  • Updated Technology package


2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
Like its Coupe counterpart, the 5-door Elantra GT returns for 2014 with a new 2.0-liter engine under its hood. Other updates include the availability of LED taillights and a standard blind-spot side mirror for the driver.

What's New:
  • All-new engine
  • Optional LED taillights



2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan
For 2014, Hyundai has made some significant changes to the Elantra sedan, including the addition of a new Sport trim level powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine shared with the Elantra Coupe and GT models. The Elantra Sport also features LED-accented headlights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, aluminum interior trim, and a more aggressively tuned suspension. Buyers not interested in the Sport can opt for the SE (replaces 2013's GLS trim level) or the top-of-the-line Elantra Limited, both of which are fitted with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and a steering system offering multiple driver-selectable modes.

All versions of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan feature revised front and rear styling, updated interior controls, improved sound deadening, and hill-start assist. Options include a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system and 4.3-inch touch-screen audio system with an integrated rearview camera and Pandora Internet radio.

What's New:
  • GLS renamed SE
  • Sport trim level added
  • Unique chassis tuning and larger engine for Sport
  • Revised interior and exterior styling
  • Standard alloy wheels
  • Optional Internet radio service
  • Available touch-screen audio system with integrated rearview camera
  • Updated optional navigation system
  • Telematics system standard on Limited
  • Added safety features
  • Reduced interior noise and vibration
  • Available driver-selectable steering modes


2014 Hyundai Equus
Hyundai's flagship Equus sedan enters the 2014 model year with updated interior and exterior styling, upgraded wood trim, a retuned suspension with three distinct settings, new head-up display, and safety features including rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitoring system. There are also a multitude of available LCD displays for the instrument panel and gauge cluster, power lumbar adjustments for rear passengers, power-closing doors, and larger monitors for the rear-seat entertainment system.

Signature and Ultimate trim levels are available. A 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine is standard.

What's New:
  • Restyled front end and interior
  • Night Shadow Brown paint color
  • Updated suspension tuning
  • LED fog lights
  • 3-zone climate control
  • Power-closing doors
  • Rear-seat power lumbar adjustments
  • Added safety features
  • Available head-up display


2014 Hyundai Genesis
Slotting in between the smaller Azera and larger Equus, the Genesis sedan offers updates including standard 18-inch alloy wheels, an available heated steering wheel, and efficient electric power steering. A complimentary 3-year subscription for Hyundai's Connected Care telematics services is also included with every model.

Trim levels include the 3.8, equipped with a 333-horsepower V-6 engine, and the 5.0, which utilizes the same 429-horsepower V-8 found in the Equus.

What's New:
  • Standard telematics system
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Santiago Silver paint color
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels on base model
  • Electric power steering


2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
As this article is written, Hyundai has not released information about the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) 2014 Genesis Coupe. The 2013 model is available in six trim levels with power coming from a 274-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a 348-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6.

What's New:
  • 2014 model-year information is not yet available



2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Santa Fe crossover SUV offers seating for up to 7 passengers and features a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Trim levels include the GLS and the Limited.

Not surprisingly, Hyundai hasn't made a lot of changes to the 2014 Santa Fe, though buyers do now have access to options such as cooled front seats, a blind-spot monitoring system, and HID headlights.

What's New:
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system and rear park-assist sensors
  • Available HID headlights and LED taillights
  • Optional cooled front seats


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Essentially a shorter, 5-passenger version of the larger Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Sport is available in base and 2.0T trim levels, with power coming from a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Updates mirror those of the Santa Fe and include newly optional rear park-assist sensors, cooled front seats, and LED taillights.

What's New:
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system and rear park-assist sensors
  • Available HID headlights and LED taillights
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional cooled front seats


2014 Hyundai Sonata
In an effort to remain relevant in the ever-changing, highly competitive family sedan segment, Hyundai has made subtle styling changes, reduced interior noise, and added a number of features to the 2014 Sonata. Among the new additions are multiple driver-selectable steering modes and options such as a blind-spot monitoring system and HID headlights. GLS, SE, and Limited trim levels are available. The standard engine is a 190-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, but Sonata SE and Limited trim levels can be upgraded with a 274-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder.

What's New:
  • Updated interior and exterior styling
  • Optional HID headlights and LED taillights
  • Driver-selectable steering modes
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Available sport-tuned exhaust (SE)
  • Updated touch-screen audio and navigation systems
  • Revised automatic climate control system (Limited)
  • Quieter cabin


2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
As this article is written, Hyundai has not released information about the 2014 Sonata Hybrid. The 2013 model is available in base and Limited trim levels and equipped with a powertrain consisting of a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 35-kW electric motor, and a Lithium polymer battery pack. EPA ratings for the base 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid are 36/40/38 mpg (city/highway/combined).

What's New:
  • 2014 model-year information is not yet available


2014 Hyundai Tucson
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson has been updated with new direct-injection engines (displacement hasn't changed), new shocks engineered to improve the crossover's ride and handling characteristics, and optional AWD on the base GLS model. SE and Limited trim levels are also available.

In addition to those changes, the Tucson also boasts new LED-accented headlights and LED taillights, illuminated cupholders, standard Bluetooth connectivity, an optional 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with HD Radio service, and an available 4.3-inch touch-screen audio system featuring an integrated rearview camera.

What's New:
  • Direct-injected 4-cylinder engines
  • Revised suspension tuning
  • Base model now available with AWD
  • Standard telematics system on Limited
  • Updated audio and navigation systems
  • Added standard features including Bluetooth connectivity
  • Updated headlights and taillights
  • Restyled alloy wheels


2014 Hyundai Veloster
When it comes to funky 3-door hatchbacks, the Hyundai Veloster has the market covered. Available in base, Turbo, and new-for-2014 R-Spec designations, this FWD model offers seating for up to 4 passengers and is equipped with standard items including a telematics system and a rearview camera. Entry-level variants are fitted with a 138-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, whereas the Turbo and R-Spec benefit from a turbocharger that boosts output to 201 horsepower. The 2014 Veloster Turbo also adds torque-vectoring control for improved handling on twisty roads, while the R-Spec is differentiated by a unique shifter for its 6-speed manual transmission, red interior and exterior accents, and a performance-tuned suspension.

What's New:
  • Added standard features
  • Standard telematics system
  • Optional automatic climate control
  • High-performance R-Spec trim level

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