Sunday, January 23, 2011
2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews
the 2011 Hyundai Sonata will not offer a six-cylinder option. According to official EPA numbers, the Sonata earns 24 miles per gallon city and 35 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 22 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with the automatic. Hyundai is offering three trim levels (GLS, SE and Limited) for the 2011 Sonata and several equipment packages. The SE model starts with the automatic transmission, cloth upholstery, sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels and differentiating trim. Hyundai will never claim the Sonata is a four-door sports car. Fuel economy will undoubtedly draw consumers to the new Sonata.
Derivative or not, the Sonata's looks got people talking and necks turning wherever we went--As an SE model, our Sonata featured leather-trimmed seats with cloth center inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter meant to evoke a sporting feel. Factor in the great cabin technology suite and the Sonata's driver seat isn't an unpleasant place to be.
An optional touch-screen navigation system that helps drivers to get from point A to B lives at the top of the center stack. The system also features graphic lane guidance--which illustrates upcoming turns with lane data--and text-to-speech turn-by-turn directions.
The standard XM Satellite Radio connection pulls in XM traffic, weather, stocks, and sports data. When routing, if the navigation system sees heavy traffic or an obstruction, it will attempt to route around it.
A voice command feature allows you to enter addresses and search for POIs via voice. The system displays prompts on the color touch screen to assist you in using valid commands and to display options when the system is unclear what street you meant.
Al"l Hyundai Sonatas feature standard Bluetooth connectivity". Once paired, the hands-free system automatically downloads your phone's address book for voice-activated dialing. Bluetooth A2DP streaming is also enabled as an audio source if supported by the paired device.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ranks 1 out of 18 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 11 published reviews and test drives of the "Hyundai Sonata", and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Completely redesigned for the 2011 model year, the new Sonata won’t do anything quietly. Hyundai offers the Sonata with only a four-cylinder engine, even though almost every other car in its class is available with a V6. Still, reviewers say the Sonata offers plenty of power for most everyday needs, and impressive fuel economy as well.
The Sonata has been completely redesigned for the 2011 model year. A sport-tuned SE model is also available.