2012 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize family sedan available in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels. Car price of 2012 Hyundai Sonata is $ 19, 695. Car Compare of the Hyundai Sonata like the Kia Optima, Toyota Camry. Standard equipment on the GLS includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a 60/40-split rear seatback, a trip computer , Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an iPod / USB audio interface, an auxiliary audio jack and steering-wheel-mounted controls.
The sporty SE includes all of the above and adds 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, foglights, a dark chrome grille, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition / entry and a leather / cloth upholstery. Opting for the SE with the turbocharged engine also adds dual-zone automatic climate control and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. An optional Navigation and Sunroof package bundles (you guessed it) a navigation system with touchscreen display, a rearview camera, premium Infinity speakers and a sunroof.
The plush Sonata Limited has all the SE’s features, but substitutes 17-inch alloy wheels, a cushier suspension and full leather upholstery. It also gains side mirror turn signal repeaters, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats (front and rear), dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded audio system (with HD radio and a six-CD changer) Accents and unique interiors. The turbocharged variant Limited adds 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
2012 Hyundai Sonata Performance
2012 Hyundai Sonata is powered by 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 198 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The dual-exhaust SE makes slightly more power at 200 hp and 186 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the GLS, while a six-speed automatic is optional on That trim and standard on the SE and Limited. Sonatas sold in California-emission states can have PZEV emissions certification, though the output drops slightly to 190 hp. A powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on SE and Limited models.
The six-speed automatic is standard. In Edmunds performance testing, a Sonata GLS 2.4-liter with automatic transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. The 2.0-liter turbo with automatic transmission is significantly quicker, making the same dash in 6.7 seconds. Both times are quick for the midsize sedan segment. The Sonata’s EPA fuel economy estimates are equally impressive. The 2.4-liter engine is rated at 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 28 combined, regardless of transmission. The 2.0-liter turbo, despite its significant boost in power, a very impressive returns 22/34/26 mpg.
2012 Hyundai Sonata Safety
All 2012 Hyundai sonatas come equipped with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and BlueLinx Telematics emergency.