2011 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Competent Family Car

2011 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Competent Family Car
By tristanboy on


2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Stylish car that needs more substance. Although a good effort, still not class leading. Steering feel is a well known issue for modern Hyundai's. It feels extremely numb. The powertrain is very powerful. Get decent gas mileage around 25 mpg combined. Interior materials are nice although the center console plastics are rather cheap and the blue lighting at night is hard to read at a glance. Owned the car since November 2010. Other than routine service, I had to have the rear-view mirror replaced, the A/C actuator fixed, a new key fob. Fairly reliable and holding up well. Car at 29,000 miles.

Best Features

Keyless access/push button start. Although on multiple occasions the car did not sense the key. Huge trunk space. Plenty powerful. Still get a lot of compliments on the look and people still can't believe its a Hyundai.

Worst Features

Improve the steering feel and driving dynamics. Engine sounds generic. More features like standard backup camera, because it is pretty difficult to see out of. I find the passenger seat too low. The headlights are pointed too low and don't offer good lighting at night. I hope the next gen Sonata will address these issues.
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