2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Consumer Review: 2011 Sonata Hybrid with Premiu

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan - Consumer Review

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2011 Sonata Hybrid with Premium package
By marnold4 on


2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


We just have about 350 miles on the car but so far it's great. Plenty of pickup to get on the highway or pass, excellent fuel economy (baby it on the highway, on the flat or slight downhill, and you can hit 50 mpg fairly easily). The interior design is outstanding, nice leather seats, Sound system with Infinity speakers and sub-woofer work nicely. It's nice to have a transmission that actually shifts, and you can shift it in manual mode. BlueTooth works great with our HTC Droid phones and the i-Pod touch works perfectly as well. Nice sound and reception on HD radio stations in the area. The car has more of a luxury feel than a sporty handler for driving.

Best Features

The 'glass' roof with rear window and front open/tilt sunroof! The high mileage. The large visual display for the GPS, Radio, i-Pod, fuel economy graphics, and rear view backup camera. Seriously cool 3D tail lights. They actually did a good job matching the 'fake' engine sound for low speed electric only mode to the real sound of the gas motor in idle so it's quiet and not obnoxious. Comfortable ride. We like the tire pressure monitoring system. The traction control, stability control and the emergency braking assist features give a greater sense of safety. Airbags everywhere!

Worst Features

This car does not come with a spare tire of any kind. I'm sure it's to save the weight to get the mileage up but a bad idea not to have at least a temporary spare :( A can of stop leak and an air pump is a rather embarrassing substitute. For the premium package price power adjustable front passenger seat should be included. Coin slots under the center console lid would also be nice. The manual is adequate but to get details for instance on what speakers or sound system it has Edmunds.com has more answers, also information as to what i-Pod models work is inaccurately worded...
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By marnold4
on 05/10/11 05:50 AM (PDT)

We have had no steering issues so far! the car runs straight and true and does not drift from the centerline.

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By tgroh
on 05/09/11 13:02 PM (PDT)

any steering issues with car pulling left like in the standard sonata?

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By tgroh
on 05/11/11 04:54 AM (PDT)

thanks for the info

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