2011 Hyundai Sonata: Really Liking It
January 11, 2011
The more I drive our long-term Sonata the more I like it. This would be in contrast to two of our most recent big-name family sedans, the 2008 Honda Accord and 2009 Mazda 6. Neither never really grew on me. The Accord was just a bit too big and, well, not Accord-y enough. The Mazda, perhaps through its styling, just seemed like it was trying too hard.
The Sonata? I like the look and quality of the interior. I like that it has cloth, not leather, yet still has a navigation system. I like the power and fuel economy from the 2.4-liter engine. In general, I'm happy to just hop in and doing the things family sedans are supposed to be used for, like run errands, commute and take the kids to school.
I do prefer the related Kia Optima for its styling. But either way I'd buy one.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 12,357 miles