Gauges Come Alive - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Gauges Come Alive

August 03, 2010

I thought you would like to see how the gauges of our long-term 2011 Hyundai Sonata come alive when you twist the key. Like everything else on this mid-size sedan Hyundai has done it right, with just the right amount of show to make the Sonata feel a little special.

Notice how the two small digital guages (coolant temp and fuel level) do a full sweep before settling in, while the larger analog dials (tach and speedo) don't. I also really like how the lighting kicks in after a few seconds for a little extra dramatic effect. And it doesn't come in all at once like someone crudely clicked a switch, instead it comes on slowly for an extra touch of upscale ambience.

Somebody at Hyundai is making good choices.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 3,080 miles

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