2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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2011 Hyundai Sonata – Review

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Last year, the Hyundai Sonata arrived a bolt of lightning from Dramatically styled, stuffed features, competitively priced, and some of the best gas mileage in the mid-size class, the 2011 Sonata continues to sell It’s worrying the product at Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, and and it should.

“Fluidic Sculpture” design aside, Hyundai took the of ditching a V-6 option for their model. Instead, the company only fours, which weight and reduces the space to house the engine and transmission. The engine is a 198-horsepower, 2.4-liter mated to a six-speed automatic or a manual, the latter rated at 24 mpg 35 mpg highway, and a combined number of

Performance junkies can order the powerful, turbocharged 274-hp, engine, which cuts a bit.

But it’s the 2011 Sonata model that’s the true gas champ. The EPA rates it at 35 mpg city, 40 mpg giving a combined rating of 37 The Sonata Hybrid differs most other hybrids in its to return better highway than the city driving

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U.S. drivers spend time at highway speeds in city driving, Hyundai point out, so they their first-ever hybrid to run in mode at up to 70 mph. That’s far than either the Ford Hybrid, at 47 mph, or the even Toyota Camry Hybrid, runs solely on electric only up to about 30 mph.

inside, the 2011 Hyundai rides smoothly but could use tightening up of its steeringit’s prone to on some highway surfacesas as more work on suppressing noise. We’d like to see a bit glossy plastic, but Hyundai the best of what it has, an interior almost as stylish as the is.

But the 2011 Sonata delivers on in a big way. For less than you can get a spacious, stylish, and well-equipped sedan that includes radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port. The turbo version comes in $25,000, and even the Sonata is base-priced at $25,795 before

That’s in the same ballpark as the Hybrid and Camry Hybrid, with the more distinctive Prius hatchbackwhich, unlike the sedans, is a dedicated hybrid with no gasoline-only alternative. And even in range of the Honda Hybrid, which is a whole car smaller and largely foregoes the to run on electric power alone.

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