2011 Hyundai Sonata: New World Order
July 14, 2010
Ten years ago, there were two top family sedans: the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Sure, there were other choices, but the Accord and Camry were the two cars that collected the most attention and praise. Flash forward to today and things are very different. I'd say there are now six top family sedans: the Accord, the Camry, the Ford Fusion, the Mazda 6, the Nissan Altima and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata.
With so much more to choose from, and with Hyundai not fielding a truly competitive family sedan previously, you might think the 2011 Sonata would be lost in the shuffle a bit. But consumers are definitely aware the Sonata's a player. According to our internal tracking, people are reading the Edmunds Sonata review more than those for any of the other cars I listed. And it's not just by a little, either. We're talking by a factor of anywhere from two to seven times as much traffic in favor of the Hyundai.
Having a Sonata to test for a whole year will be very interesting.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor