Long Distance Compendium - 2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Long Distance Compendium

January 14, 2011


We've covered the Sonata's long-distance ability in a variety of posts but thought I'd sum up some thoughts.

Ed noted that it's got serious range (perhaps more than 500 miles to a tank) and is reasonably comfortable in terms of seating. Donna and I commented previously that it's pretty quiet (here and here), which is nice since it's got an impressive sound system. There's lots of interior storage to store your stuff. The ride quality is indeed smooth, though Mike noted it's not Camry smooth, and I'd agree; if the road is rough, the Sonata's responses seem just a bit too harsh. And I also agree with Ed about the lifeless steering. Although, personally, I think it makes a difference as it just makes the car less enjoyable to drive, even on the freeway.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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