2011 Hyundai Sonata: Notes From Somewhere in Utah
August 11, 2010
I've already covered the Sonata's impressive mileage feats during my recent road trip to Colorado. Here's what else I found during my extended drive.
The navigation system works great. It's easy to set a destination and it offers multiple routes to get there. I also liked the way you can easily pull up nearby restaurants and gas stations without cancelling the destination point. On top of all that, you can access all the options and menus while moving.
After several extended legs behind the wheel, the seats are about average. They are generally supportive and well contoured, but I did get uncomfortable after several hours. This is true of most seats actually, so I wouldn't consider it a major blemish.
You asked about the cruise control? It is indeed solid. The car's speed didn't fluctuate more than a few miles per hour over the various hills on I-70 and it's easy to set through the steering wheel controls. For the mileage minded out there, you can go up to 78mph and still be in "Eco" mode for whatever that's worth.
One minor gripe: the armrests aren't that soft. I'm talking the ones on the door and the top of the center console. My elbows were killing me after awhile due to the lack of cushioning.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com @ 5167 miles