2011 Hyundai Sonata
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2011 Hyundai Sonata is offer swoopy lines and fuel economy to draw shoppers away from the class leaders. It is a four-door, five-passenger sedan that has an established reputation for being well built and excellent value for money. The Sonata features a stylish coupe-like exterior and modern interior.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata boasts enough room to allow four adults to stretch out and enjoy the ride. As with most cars, five will fit, though the rear middle passenger won’t be as comfortable as the others. Headroom is just barely adequate front and rear, however, as 6-footers will likely find their heads uncomfortably in the ceiling. The trunk has a slightly smaller opening than the norm, but its 16.4-cubic-foot capacity is at the top of the class.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is offered in three trim levels: GLS, SE, and Limited. The GLS and Limited are powered by a 198-hp 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. The SE features dual-exhaust which increases the engine output to 200-hp using the same 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. It has 200 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque in the 2011 Sonata 2.4 SE, which benefits from a dual exhaust system. The previous Sonata 2.4 had 175 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. Standard transmission with the GLS trim is a six-speed manual, the SE and Limited use a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC.
It have features such as satellite radio, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth with phonebook download — that are optional or not even available on its peers. The top-of-the-line Sonata Limited, meanwhile, comes standard with everything except navigation. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control, brake assist, six-airbags, occupancy classification sensor, and active front head restraints.
The disappointment came when I calculated the mpg for that tank of gas. It came out to be 29.6 mpg, which is a little short of the estimated 35 mpg highway the 2011 Hyundai Sonata claims to get. I know that driving style and conditions can play a big part in fuel consumption but this trip happened to be about as perfect driving condition as one is going to get in the real world. The trip was virtually 100% highway driving, little to no wind, mostly straight, and the cruise control on at 70 mph the entire time.
In performance testing, a 2.4-liter GLS Sonata with the automatic transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. As expected, the 2.0-liter turbo is significantly quicker, requiring only 6.7 seconds. Here’s the fuel economy for the trip. Note that each tank had one leg of the highway trip plus a few miles driving around town.
Tank one – 422.8 miles on 14.777 gallons for 28.61 mpg
Tank two – 452.0 miles on 14.801 gallons for 30.54 mpg
The Hyundai Sonata price range is $19,195 – $27,045.