2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Owned the car for about a year and have 24k miles on it.
This is the best car I have ever owned.
It is well built with logical layout of all controls.
A lot of standard features that are options on other makes.
The ride is compliant and the chassis is well sorted but steering is numb.
It is quite fun in turns for a family sedan.
The transmission is smooth but the manual mode is useless since it automatically upshifts in manual mode.
I average 26 mpg in mixed driving and 36-38 mpg on the highway.
No problems in the first year and with how things have gone for the first 24k miles I don't expect issues anytime soon.
Overall best value and car in its class.
Exterior/interior design and style.
Easy to use touchscreen infotainment system.
Driving dynamics. Acceleration.
Voice control system works very well.
Better manual mode for transmission.
Trunk release latch on trunk not just a button on the dash and keyless entry. Make passenger seat height adjustable.
In June of 2011 I purchased a sonata with 40 miles on it. since day 1 it has had a pulling issue. Struts have been replaced, camber bolt kit has been tried. New tires settle the pull issue mostly but still has problems and does not drive straight. Key cylinder has been replaced due to key sticking. Gas gauge has been replaced because it showed I always needed gas, even when i just fueled up. I have argues the pulling issue with dealearship since day 1. I am being told there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. All my family and mech. friends have driven this car with the same feelings as mine. Something is wrong!! It definetly does not drive straight. Horrible customer service.
The only nice about Sonata is gas mileage on Hwy only. City gas mileage is no better than any other vehicle out there.
Only takes 2-3 hours of test drive and paperwork to buy a car these days. But if you have a problem with it that can't be fixed, look forward to being screwed over for months by Hynudai. No one seems to want to help with my problem and i am given the run around trying to get it fixed. Currently i'm pursuing a refund, which Hyundai does not even want to acknowledge me on this issue.
While most of my Sonata experience is good some things I don't like 1) When starting the car when the engine is cold I believe there is excessive noise, have told the dealer about it had them come out to my house so they could start it cold. They tell me it's the fuel pump and the noise is normal.
2) The site lines to the rear are terrible. 3) The horn sounds like a bike horn. 4) I have owned the car for just over a year and I got aprox. 27mpg for the first 6500 miles. Since then mpg has gone down to aprox. 24 mpg. I have talked to the dealer about it but they tell me there are no error codes and ???.Overall I like the car but don't think I'd buy another.
I like the bluetooth, the I-pod, and XM radio features
I am at my 1 year mark and ~ 15K miles.
I have noticed no deterioration in performance.
Have not been in shop other than 3 oil changes with my mechanic (I was told not to go by the book for oil changes, I am using synthetic and change every 4.5K instead of book's 7.5K).
I drive to work in a carpool, drive my 4 year old to day care and take it weekend shopping.
No problems with inertia front or back.
No problem with seat fabric or plastics.
6 speed MT is fun with enough power to make it go, have not lost any negotiations so far within the class - rain or shine.
Love the Bluetooth. connect my smart phone and listen to Pandora radio or watch Netflix (while waiting).
Load my Costco shopping into the trunk with space to spare.
My carpool buddies never complain about space or comfort even though they drive premium sedans
Trunk lead with smaller mechanism (pneumatic)
back of rear seats to open from inside
modular internment systems which could be upgraded (want Pandora in my radio)
12v power on the back seat and trunk
I bought mine new in May 2011.
I've got about 15,000 miles on it now.
I love this car.
Granted, I spent a little more to get the touchscreen nav system, the alloy wheels, and premium audio...but other than that, it's pretty much a regular GLS.
I love driving this thing.
I have seen some of the other reviews of people saying this car is really disappointing...I don't think that's the norm.
The design is just very well thought out.
Ergonomically it's a dream...and there is a TON of room inside.
It's actually deceptively roomy because it doesn't look like it's as roomy as it actually is.
The car runs perfectly and Hyundai also offers great support.
Interior layout, external look, quiet ride, handling, power (it's got a lot of punch for a 2.4L!)
Lumbar support for the passenger seat, 18" wheels for the GLS instead of 16"