I bought the Sonata Hybrid 2012 and I am not disappointed. I read a lot on the intranet before purchasing and noted down the negative comments that had been made with a view to evaluating them myself.
I saw comments about gear shift transitioning issues, parallel parking issues and so forth and specifically attempted to replicate each of these in turn - and didn't notice a darn thing.
I recommend this vehicle.
It's solid, stable and I'm getting an average of 35MPG.
Try it for yourself before listening to the 'critics'.
Excellent ride, very smooth
Steering/Handling very good
Fuel Economy: I'm averaging 35mpg
Better than I expected - easily went from 65 to 80mph in seconds.
Battery: Superior to the Nickle H batteries out there and lifetime warranty on the battery.
Warranty: Can't be beat.
Fun to drive.
Gauges provide feedback that encourages safer driving and 'greener' driving techniques.
Excellent dashboard layout.
Standard features on this vehicle are 'packages/upgrades' on other vehicles.
Standard package is more like a 'premium' package.
Standard stereo could be better.
Otherwise, no complaints.