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Taking a Closer Look at the 2011 Hyundai Sonata

In the car industry, it is vital that you come out with something better than what your competition is offering. Hyundai Motors is trying to do just that with the 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

It is a mid-size sedan that offers a brand new look. The sonata faces fierce competition from the Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu, and the Toyota Camry but it continues to fare better and better each and every year.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Review

As soon as the 2011 model hit the market, it created an enormous buzz. Sales numbers increased tremendously because the car has a brand new design that is very attractable. On top of the nip new look, the Sonata comes to the table with top-notch features and very strong fuel efficiency. Hyundai is one of the manufacturers that puts a lot of emphasis on fuel economy. With the current economic crisis knocking on our door, it is really easy to understand why the 2011 model does really well since it offers 35 miles per gallon.

As for the interior, this is the part of the vehicle that didn’t meet expectations. While it is better than past models, customers surely want seats that are soft and have the least amount of plastic as possible. This is not the case in the Sonata. Interior noise is a little louder than the competition currently offers as well. This is due to Hyundai’s choice of low resistance rolling tires which seem to overpower even the mid-level audio speakers in certain parts of your drive.

Performance Changes

The 4 cylinder engine that is included appeared as a huge surprise as everyone expected at least a V6. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. Hyundai maximized as much power as possible while sustaining the engine at a 4 cylinder in order to provide the best fuel efficiency possible.

2011 SonataSteering comes with a few problems and it does need some refinement. It will pose no problems when you sweep turns but when driving on the highway, you might see it wandering a little on the surface.

Final Thoughts

As you already surely noticed, there are some flaws that Hyundai will need to take care of with next year’s model. This is definitely clear to all interested parties and surely something the company realized and probably knew ever since the official launch of the model. However, even if there might be small discomfort or flaws here and there, the price tag is what made this vehicle soar over the past few years.

The flaws that are present will most likely be overlooked by a majority of the buyers in the future because of the really smart pricing that it offers. The car does look a lot more expensive than it is and you can get one brand new for under $20,000.

The Sonata also offers a turbo engine which gives you around 80 hp more for a mere $5,000 pay bump. The hybrid version costs around $26,000 as a base price and will have higher fuel consumption. However, it is quite at par with its’ biggest competitor, the Hyundai Civic Hybrid.

As a whole, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is quite a smart buy. If you are looking at a cheap vehicle that delivers what is expected at a low price, this is a choice that you have to consider!