Not Your Average Gauge Cluster - 2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Not Your Average Gauge Cluster

July 08, 2010


Our new Hyundai Sonata stares back at you with an interesting set of gauges. They're not quite as "casual" as the Mitsubishi's, but they're better than the flat, features dials you get on most sedans in this class. I'm not going to say it's the most stylish look around, but it's clear that Hyundai's designers put some effort into the design.

They're easy to read and don't wash out in direct sunlight thanks to the deep set binnacles. The designers also managed to get the fuel and temp gauges in there without cluttering it up too much. And that screen that says "Sonata" eventually switches to a trip computer with plenty of additional information.

Does any of it really grab your attention the minute you sit down? Not really, but spend a few days tooling around in the Sonata and you realize it's a pretty functional setup. Can't ask for much more than that in a family sedan.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, @ 1,051 miles

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