Nice Power Outlet Setup - 2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Nice Power Outlet Setup

June 23, 2010

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Small point here, but important for a car like this. I'm talking about the power outlets/media plug in the center console. Most cars have them these days, but far too many bury them in out of the way places. Great if you want stuff out of sight. Not so great when you want to plug in quickly and have easy access to the device.

As you can see, in the Sonata they're front and center. Two 12V outlets for power, a dedicated plug for an iPod and a place to put the stuff you just plugged in. That last point is important as all too often there's a plug buried in some corner that leaves no place to put the iPod or phone you're trying to charge. The GTI is guilty of this.

So nothing magical here, just a simple, logical design that most buyers in this class will appreciate.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 805 miles


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