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2011 Hyundai Sonata

Justin Pritchard
2011 Hyundai Sonata
Rating
80%
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  • Great mileage without even trying
  • Roomy, comfortable cabin with heaps of storage
  • Relatively affordable and well-equipped
  • Feels largely 'normal' to drive
  • Quirky styling
  • Abrupt, imprecise brake feel
  • Loose and overly-assisted steering
Mathieu St-Pierre
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited
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80%
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  • Beautiful car
  • 2.0T engine
  • Well crafted
  • Automatic box for the 2.0T
  • None
Luc Gagné
2011 Hyundai Sonata GL
Rating
74%
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  • Well equipped
  • Spacious interior
  • Elegant body design
  • Good trunk space
  • Limited rear visibility
  • Light steering
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Mike Goetz
2011 Hyundai Sonata
Rating
78%
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  • Best battery pack in the midsize hybrid segment
  • Super smooth transition between gas and electric power
  • Hybrid battery eats up trunk space
  • Can experience Sonata goodness for 10 grand less with a non-hybrid GL
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Mike Goetz
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Rating
78%
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  • Awesome power and refinement and fuel economy from a 2.0L engine
  • Compact and light powertrain adds to Sonata's already well-sorted driving dynamics
  • Stylish and comfortable
  • No manual transmission to further exploit turbo fun
  • Just as pricey as some V6-equipped competitors
  • Need to step up to high end trims to access turbo motor
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Rob Rothwell
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Rating
74%
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  • Plenty of value
  • Dramatic styling
  • Refined, economical engine
  • Composed ride quality and handling
  • Artificial steering feedback
  • Small trunk pass-thru
  • Excessive hard plastic cabin surfaces
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Marc Bouchard
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Rating
79%
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  • Spectacular lines
  • Powerful 4-cylinder
  • Impressive list of features
  • Steering precision could be improved
  • Suspension: ride over handling
  • Disappointing material selection
Justin Pritchard
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Rating
81%
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  • Highway mileage
  • Quiet and comfortable
  • High-style look
  • Plenty of storage
  • Modest engine sounds
  • Steering can feel light and vague
  • Slow-reacting manual mode
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Charles Renny
2011 Hyundai Sonata GL
Rating
82%
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  • New Engine is well matched to the car
  • Suspension is much improved
  • All six air bags are standard
  • No sport package, yet
  • Interior is still a bit drab when compared with bright external colours
  • Interior plastic trim parts are much improved, but still have a ways to go
  • Back seat motions may cause discomfort bordering on car sickness for some people
  • With rear headrests up, some people may feel a bit closed in