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2011 Hyundai Sonata

At a Glance

Pricing $19,395 - $30,795
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 HEV
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 22-34 (city), 33-39 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 69

Overview Information

The Hyundai Sonata has become an increasingly popular mid-sized sedan. Quality awards and long warranties have added to the traditionally strong price value that Hyundai offered. Like the Accord and Camry, Hyundai manufacturers the Sonata in America. This roomy FWD sedan is powered by four-cylinder engine mated to a six speed automatic. While other vehicles in the segment offer six-cylinder engines, the Sonata's four cylinder is more powerful than those found in other models and posts an impressive fuel economy rating of 23/35 (city/hwy). The Sonata is offered in three grades: GLS, SE and Limited each with a healthy list of standard equipment. The SE model has dual exhausts, stiffer rear suspension and aggressive 45 series tires. If performance is the goal, the Sonata is available with an optional 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 274-bhp. The Sonata will add a hybrid model in 2011 promising an impressive 34 MPG city, 39 MPG highway.

What Changed:

The sixth generation Sonata wears dramatic new styling outside and in. The new model eschews six-cylinder engines for an all four-cylinder lineup. The new exterior styling has long sweeping roofline with a small rear deck. The sides feature strong styling lines with incorporated door handles. The new model has grown by almost 3 inches in wheelbase. Most models are powered by a 2.4l four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Official Word:

The Sonata 2.0T debuts with Hyundai's first four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine With a best-in-class 34 mpg highway fuel economy rating, the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine also delivers a best-in-class 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque across a broad rpm range - 1,800 rpm - 4,500 rpm - giving the Sonata 2.0T four-cylinder more power than many V6 engines, all on regular fuel The new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine is part of Hyundai's...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Sonata GLS 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) M6 FWD 24/35/29 57 $19,395
Sonata GLS 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 57 $20,395
Sonata GLS Popular 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 57 $21,145
Sonata GLS Popular+Navigation 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 57 $22,095
Sonata SE 2.4l I4 (200-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 63 $22,795
Sonata SE Sunroof+Navigation 2.4l I4 (200-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 63 $25,395
Sonata Limited 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 60 $25,495
Sonata Limited Navigation 2.4l I4 (198-bhp) A6 FWD 22/35/28 60 $27,595
Sonata SE 2.0T 2.0l I4 T (274-bhp) A6 FWD 22/33/27 69 $24,345
Sonata SE 2.0T Sunroof + Navigation 2.0l I4 T (274-bhp) A6 FWD 22/33/27 69 $26,945
Sonata Limited 2.0T 2.0l I4 T (274-bhp) A6 FWD 22/33/27 65 $27,245
Sonata Limited 2.0T Navigation 2.0l I4 T (274-bhp) A6 FWD 22/33/27 65 $29,345
Sonata Hybrid 2.4l I4 HEV (206-bhp) A6 FWD 34/39/36 51 $25,795
Sonata Hybrid Premium 2.4l I4 HEV (206-bhp) A6 FWD 34/39/36 52 $30,795