After 40k and 3 years, she's still beautiful, but...
By dandedor on
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Design: The car is beautiful inside and out, and the paint is still shiny. The ergonomics are great. The materials are decent, but the seat is uncomfortable.
MPG: In mixed driving, I average 24 MPG. On the highway, I get 35 MPG.
Engine: For a four-cyl, it moves nicely, but man it is LOUD!
Transmission: Smooth as silk.
Handling: The worst part of the car. Its like there's a marshmallow holding the steering wheel to the wheels. So numb. The ride is jittery as well. Brakes are a-ok.
Aging: The car feels much cheaper now compared to three years ago. The engine is loud after 1.5k RPMs. Several rattles have developed in the cabin.
The bluetooth audio and USB input are super cool. There are also a billion places to put stuff in the cabin.
The engine is a smooth balance between power/MPG.
Highway ride is quiet and refined.
Automanual transmission is slick.
Reliability has been amazing.
The ride is jittery and transmits every little bump.
The suspension are too loose - on cornering, the car leans noticeably. It feels like a Toyota - just not fun to drive.
The steering really leaves something to be desired.
The front seat has zero lumbar support - I use a support pillow.