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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

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Base 2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid 6-speed Automatic - (45 reviews )

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2011 SONATA HYBRID PREMIUM
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By fdrp534
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


Review

I dont drive it as much as i would like but the wife loves it.Fuel milage is what we expected.Was recalled once for three repairs,all went well even recieved a $50 gift card from Hyundai for our troubles.Have recieved many compliments also was offered trades with other motorists cars. Car
runs great .It only has 4000 miles on it so far but the only issue is the fuel gauge it is not accurate it never read a full tank since we owned it.We put $20 in it and it goes up a few lines,shut it off turn it back on and it goes up another line but otherwise a great car


Best Features

Heated mirrors,Heated front and rear seats blinkers in the side view mirror Sun roofs


Worst Features

Memory driver seat, heated steering wheel would be nice. and for a car over $30,000 a spare tire , IF you get a flat and your tire is destroyed alot of good a can of inflate a tire will do!!!!!!! Hyundai dropped the ball on a spare tire.


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The issue is MPG
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ritpg
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


Review

As the former owner of a 2003 Camry XLE, I would not say Hyundai is quite up the the Toyota standard.
For example, the the buttons on the steering wheel feel flimsy compared to the Camry.
There are times when some buttons have to pushed more than once to activate such as the unlock button on the driver side door.
In the case of the Sonata hybrid, my conclusion is that this model was rushed to market and not ready for "prime time".
The gas mileage has deteriorated significantly.
There have been many service calls (all paid for by Hyundai).
So far Hyundai is not standing behind this car as I continue to navigate through their service maze.


Best Features

I like the unique lighting of the hybrid model, the body styling and construction, blue tooth and iPod connectivity. The seats are comfortable with good lateral support. And I like not having to pull a key or pod out of my pocket to open the doors and start the engine.


Worst Features

The number one needed improvement is consistenridrcy in gas mileage. I am presently getting worse mileage with the hybrid than a colleague is getting with the non-hybrid Sonata. Transition between EV (electric) and gas mode at moderate speed also needs to be improved. There is a very strong feel of surge in this speed range. Hyundai needs to spend a little more money of the feel of its "knob-ology". Buttons feels flimsy compared to Toyota.


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Avoid This Car
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By rffines
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


Review

From the day of delivery, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been nothing but trouble.
In order of occurrence:
1.
Sputters an hesitates violently from 0 - 45mph in any and all conditions.
(Hyundai dealer and Hyundai Consumer Affairs say):
Get used to it, that's how hybrids perform.
The salesman never mentioned that the car will perform like it's running out of gas.
2.
Intermittent stalling:
Car stalls w/o warning in both city and highway traffic.
This problem has caused 3 near-miss accidents.
(Hyundai response):
It didn't stall during a test drive - it's running as expected.
3.
Extremely poor mileage: 22 highway/19 city.
Hyundai says engine needs break-in.
Hyundai does not care!!!


Best Features

After 6 months of consistent trouble, and no support from Hyundai, there is nothing I can site as a favorite. Hyundai and their dealers have a racket with their 10 year warranty - what good is an extended warranty if they have no intention of ever fixing anything. The closest they've come to a fix is to promise that their engineers are "working on a fix, be patient." Hyundai denies that my car is stalling and could care less. I hate this car; I hate Hyundai


Worst Features

If you produce a Hybrid that doesn't work, please tell the customer at the time of sale so that he may make an informed decision. History: Toyota rejected the Hybrid algorithm that Hyundai adopted, siting it was unreliable but cheaper to manufacture. Hyundai rolled the dice and the customer is the one paying the price for their poor judgment.


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Worst car purchase decision I have ever made
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By nohyndai
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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I have had my hybrid sonata 3 months. It has just over 2000 miles on it and has been in for service twice. It has had all the recall fixes. The check engine light goes on and the dealership keeps claiming I am not tightening the gas cap. It also gets 18 mpg based on gas tank fillup.
I am terrified of getting rear-ended as the engine sputters out when on curved inclines when you deaccelarate. The engine
just cuts out. The closest Hyundai service department is 45 minutes away and they do not provide drop off service or loaner cars. So I have to take a day off of work, or drop the car off the previous evening and pay to rent a car. This is to remedy their errors!
A definite lemon.


Best Features

Seat warmer is the best functioning feature.


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Car stumbles engine wont engage sometimes
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By s2them
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


Review

We loved our Sonata Hybrid until we pulled out and the engine didn't engage after getting out in the road under battery power,, Hyundai has not called me back when promised and unless they do something to fix situation ,i don't recommended this car maybe 5 years down the road after they have fixed the bugs,,just to Day they issued a new service bulletin on the connector to the computer


Best Features

Ride,Seating,look


Worst Features

Fix the engine computer problem!!


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