Homing In - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Homing In

December 28, 2010

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My optometrist moved from an office park in a part of Irvine that I know well to one that I don't. It seems so far away to me that it might as well be in San Diego. But the navigation system in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS had no trouble getting me there.

Later, I spent some time surfing the system's points of interest menus, which include categories like travel and shopping. I can see that having categorical information could be handy for road trips. The system offered me every permutation of the name of Long Beach's airport, for example, including LBG and Daugherty Field. If I had been an out-of-towner, I could have used any of those names and found what I needed. The POI menus might be a bit of overkill for local use. Take Costco, for instance. I think could get to this one blindfolded.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @11,840 miles

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