Feels Good, Too, But in a Different Way - 2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Feels Good, Too, But in a Different Way

October 14, 2010

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Yesterday, I talked about the suspension feel in the Honda Accord Crosstour. Last night, I drove the Hyundai Sonata so I could experience them back to back.

Compared to the Accord, the Sonata is a little softer, but not nearly as much as, say, a Toyota Camry. It is definitely stiffer than the previous Sonata.

The new Sonata falls somewhere between the Accord and the Camry.

The Accord Crosstour feels more stable around corners and driving in a straight line. It does a good job of handling bumps and road imperfections. The Sonata handles bumps, too, but does feel a little bouncier driving in a straight line. But then it surprises you as you go around a curve with the way it stays up. The Sonata cabin is also fairly quiet, which helps give you a more confident impression.

Have you driven a Hyundai Sonata. What do you think?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


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