2011 Hyundai Sonata Values

The all new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is the most important car Hyundai will launch this decade. Aimed squarely at America’s most competitive vehicle segment, the new Sonata sports an aggressive new exterior and dramatic interior design. Now classified by the EPA as a large car but promising to be fuel efficient, the standard engine is a new direct-injection, 198 hp 2.4-liter four with projected 23/35 mpg city/hwy with available 6-speed automatic. A 6-speed manual is standard fare. Unlike rivals, Hyundai will not offer a V-6 but a Turbo 2.0-liter four is in the works for later this year. Navigation, Bluetooth, iPod/mp3 inputs, and upgraded sound along with numerous comfort and safety features make this new Sonata worth taking a second look.

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Hyundai's mid-size Sonata sedan has been completely redesigned for 2011. The new model bears very little resemblance to the previous model and is quite a bit larger, though it hasn't become any heavier. It's also much more fuel-efficient than last year and has a more powerful base engine. Safety has been improved, as has the Sonata's standard-feature list, while a new-generation entertainment and navigation systems bring Hyundai's mid-size sedan up to the front of the pack for technophiles on a budget.

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Strong, fuel-efficient engine; radically different styling inside and out; high-tech communications and entertainment features; excellent ride quality; roomy interior; trunk space

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Hyundai has put longtime mid-size best-sellers, including the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, directly into its sites with the all-new Sonata. Hyundai meets or exceeds those models in most respects. With new EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 24 mpg city, 35 highway, thanks to a new direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, the Sonata has fuel-efficiency and power performance numbers that are both better than most base-model mid-size sedans. The 2011 Sonata is now classified by the EPA as a "large car", and has more passenger room than most of its competitors, while it has significantly more trunk space than the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The Sonata is also lighter than almost all of its rivals and has a short 35.8-foot turning diameter that's also shorter than most other mid-size sedans. The Sonata also has a trump card in safety, as it's already been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Warranty continues to be a strong selling point for the Sonata as well. Along with all Hyundai products; the Sonata includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and five years of roadside assistance.

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