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Hi everyone. I'm planning to buy the 2014 AWD sport with tech package soon and I was wondering if some of you can provide some first hand experience on how they like/dislike the car?

Also had a few general/misc questions:
1. While doing a bit of research I came across a few owner complaints that got me be a bit concerned namely the acceleration, strange engine noise, and steering issues on the 2013 models. Does anyone know if these issues were addressed in the 2014 models?

2. Is the tech package worth the money? Can anyone comment on the infinity speakers and how they like the sun roof?

3. How good is hyundia's AWD system? Is it covered under the 10 year warranty?

Greatly appreciate any input!
 

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I say yes

Let me preface this by saying I've only had my SFS (2014 2.0T AWD w Tech pkg) since Aug 20th but…

  1. I've noticed no strange engine noises. Acceleration is plentiful for my type of driving - only about 20% highway, but passing and merging power is plentiful. My previous vehicle was a compact car, so perhaps my opinion is skewed, but I rather like that the steering requires input (it gives me that 'sport' feel) rather than numb and plodding like so many trucks.
  2. I'm enjoying the the tech package so far. The Infinity speakers are OK but, then again, I really haven't had a chance to really crank it up. However, all the other bells & whistles (esp. the moonroof & push button start) are totally worth it. The back-up camera, considering the lack of visibility in the rear, is almost a must
  3. I can't speak for the AWD yet. Looking forward to testing it though...
 

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Hi hanumang. Thanks very much for your input. I actually went ahead with the purchase but am a bit concerned rather than being happy at the moment. My combined mpg so far is horrible! Computer is displaying currently 15.6 and the highest I've seen so far on my car is only 17.9. The advertised combined mpg is 21 so I'm concerned there might be something wrong with my car/engine potentially? I see you're also from Brooklyn as am I so would you be able to comment on how our mpg has been thus far? Read on other forums that others with AWD, are getting way better combined mpg.

Another thing that I noticed with my car vs the one I test driven is that it seems it has much harsher ride and feels very bumpy. Seems a bit "wallowy" but not sure if I felt it that bad on the car that I test drove. I'm going to double check the tire pressure tomorrow as some have recommended.
 

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Well, I've not yet put 100 miles on her myself, but my computer reads 13.8 MPG right now.

My understanding - and I'm guessing you've heard this too - is that MPG should improve after the initial break-in period (1,500 miles or so). Personally, with the kind of driving we're forced to endure - it took me 55 minutes to make a 15 mile drive from Queens to Brooklyn yesterday via LIE & BQE - I'd be happy with 17 MPG around the city.

So, I don't think you should worry just yet. The driving conditions here in NYC always means I get only about 75% of what EPA combined estimates are for any car I've driven.

As for ride quality, i test drove a car with 18" wheels (but 2.0T) instead of my SFS's 19" wheels and do admit that ride is harsher than my test driver. But I think my car feels solid, not wallowy though.
 

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I have a 2014 SFS turbo. So far I'm getting 24 plus 75% around town but its not stop and go. Its a two wheel drive and I drive like an old man. Sa far I'm happy with the vehicle. No issues
 

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Just bought a 2.4L FWD today with 21 miles on it. the computer showed 9.4 average MPG. Seems weird but we will see what happens. I fully expect the mileage to be inline with claims and vehicle sticker. Correct me if I am wrong but I think Hyundai was sued and lost before for exaggerating MPG claims so I would imagine they are inline, behinds the advertised MPGs are pretty average relative to the segment
 

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Congrats on the new car. I have 3400 on my 2014 SFS turbo and still at 24.6 MPG according to the computer. Why not reset it and start all over? I'm real easy on the gas and drive it like a I fly an airplane with fuel conservation as part of my operating procedure. I don't race to stop lights but coast up to the light instead...etc. Energy in motion is a good thing and I like taking advantage of it.
 

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I have a Santa Fe and a Honda CRV AWD. Both are great vehicles and comparable performance wise. I like them both, but give the edge to Honda for resale value.
 
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