Pros: High features-per-dollar ratio; sprightly acceleration of 2.0T models; simple, straightforward controls
Cons: Suspension refinement trails class rivals; road noise in SE models; sloping roofline intrudes on rear-seat headroom
CG Says: For 2014, the Hyundai Sonata gets some mild styling updates; available blind-spot alert; and a “Driver Selectable Steering Mode” system that allows the driver to adjust steering effort between Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes. All Sonatas are excellent values that offer a high features-per-dollar ratio. The 2.0T engine demonstrates V6-like acceleration, but in some situations it displays V6-like thirst as well. While Sonata’s suspension composure lags rivals, that deficit is offset by the entire lineup’s unique blend of style, interior comfort, standard and available features, and value pricing. Note that a redesigned Sonata is slated to debut as a 2015 model.