Great Expectations - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Great Expectations

April 05, 2011

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For the $23,465 sticker that accompanies our long-term Sonata, you sure do get a lot of stuff. It seems like it's only been five or so years ago when many of the features in the Sonata were either in a higher price range, and option or not available at all. And that got me thinking, "What do you expect for your money nowadays?"

So I put together a quick list of popular features and how I think they fall into today's price structure. Red signifies not available, Yellow denotes an option and green means standard. Note: this is just my take on this, feel free to comment on what you think should or should not be changed.

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If you drop the Sonata into the $20 - $30k range, a whole lot of those yellow dots go green. That, to me, says it's a good deal.

In another five years, how many of these dots will change? What new features do you think will show up that aren't on this chart?

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor


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