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2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

Price Range: $19,395 - $27,245 | 22 MPG City - 33 MPG Highway

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

Hyundai has put longtime mid-size best-sellers, including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, directly into its sites with the all-new Sonata. Hyundai meets or exceeds those models in most respects. With new EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 24 mpg city, 35 highway, thanks to a new direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, the Sonata has fuel-efficiency and power performance numbers that are both better than most base-model mid-size sedans. The 2011 Sonata is now classified by the EPA as a 'large car', and has more passenger room than most of its competitors, while it has significantly more trunk space than the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The Sonata is also lighter than almost all of its rivals and has a short 35.8-foot turning diameter that's also shorter than most other mid-size sedans. The Sonata also has a trump card in safety, as it's already been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

What's new for 2011?

Hyundai's mid-size Sonata sedan has been completely redesigned for 2011. The new model bears very little resemblance to the previous model and is quite a bit larger, though it hasn't become any heavier. It's also much more fuel-efficient than last year and has a more powerful base engine. Safety has been improved, as has the Sonata's standard-feature list, while a new-generation entertainment and navigation systems bring Hyundai's mid-size sedan up to the front of the pack for technophiles on a budget.

Model Strengths

  • Strong, fuel-efficient engine
  • radically different styling inside and out
  • high-tech communications and entertainment features
  • excellent ride quality
  • roomy interior
  • trunk space

Model Review

The new Sonata lineup is 4-cylinder-only for 2011, with the optional V6 engine no longer available. This all-new 198-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is the only engine, with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Though the manual transmission is only available on the base-model GLS.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE *Ltd Avail*

Engine

Engine Type 2.4L Gas I4
Horsepower 200 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 186 @ 4250 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal
Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 647.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P225/45R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.0 in. / 45.5 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.8 in. / 34.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 16.4 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 110.0 in.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard