2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
My family has a rule that we will not spend more than $25,000 for a car--new or used.
For under 25k, the Sonata 2.0t SE gives you the power of a six with the economy of a four, all of the features you could ask for (including power driver's seat, XM, bluetooth, fog lights, USB connectivity, attractive 18" wheels, etc) in a car that drives like a midsize performance (not quite "sports") sedan but has the interior room of a full-size.
As an added bonus, they hold their value well and earned a five-star safety rating across the board.
Far and away, the engine!
2.0 liter direct-inject with twin-scroll turbo with 274hp on 87 octane... 285 with 91.
I never got less than 34 on the highway and hit 38 on a cross-country jaunt where speeds were kept between 70-80mph with two passengers, luggage for two weeks and the AC on.
Minor niggles... the armrests are hard for long trips, the steering lacks feel, and a transmission recall (computer reprogram) knocked the MPG's down a couple.
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Bought this Hyundai Sonata (2011 GLS) new.
Thought I would try a Hyundai since seeing all the TV ads about their quality.
The Ride is hard.
Radio FM tuner sound quality is marginal at best.
Radio was replaced due to display fading issue(research on web for more details).
Having issues with the engine pinging while accelerating.
Only 19K miles on engine, and trying to get it fixed at dealer is not going well.
The only positive comment I can make is that:
It looks nice.
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
have had the 2011 since the summer and it has been a very favorable experience.
good mileage and excellent performance for this class/price/mileage.
pleasing balance between gas mileage, power and handling
keyless start is very good as are the other tech features
the car does everything very well with only a few nits
car is very comfortable, but in a perfect world you could license the Volvo front seats which are yet step above!
the front end bumper is too low and scrapes curbs and parking spaces - bring it up!
would be good to have a lighted button to unlock doors - I pick up kids at night and need to find the overhead light to locate the button
I bought this car in April of 2011. All through summer and now into the winter, the low tire pressure light has been coming on and I have to bring it into the dealership and have them record it since it is a leased car. They say its because of the weather getting cold but on 80 degree days, I dont believe that at all!
Other than that, it is a great car, very big and spacious. Though, very EASY to hit curbs!