2011 Hyundai Sonata review

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Hyundai Sonata highlights

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  • Smooth ride
  • Comfortable, spacious cabin
  • Capable handling


  • No V6 option
  • Tight on headroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 33 highway, 26 combined

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All Hyundai Sonata years

What is new for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata?

  • Sonata trims have been upgraded with Rear Seat Heaters, Smart Key, Turbo Charged Engine, Bluetooth Technology, and Dimension Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors and Rear View Camera features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2011 Hyundai Sonata

1. Sleek styling

If you like to stand out in the crowd, you'll love the styling of the redesigned 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The angular design of the lights, hood, and grille gives the 2011 Sonata a commanding presence that holds its own even ten years after the car debuted. Inside, the 2011 Sonata comes standard with metal grain interior accents. Whether you're pulling into the office garage or meeting your friends for drinks, the 2011 Sonata will turn heads.

2. Powerful engine

Love to go pedal to the metal when you're merging onto the highway? If so, you'll appreciate the 2011 Hyundai Sonata's standard 180-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine. The dual continuously variable valve timing gives the engine plenty of responsiveness, making the Sonata appealing if you like to have fun behind the wheel. The available automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC tap-to-change technology gives a hands-on driving experience that will keep you engaged behind the wheel.

3. Plenty of space

With the 2011 redesign, Hyundai prioritized space in the Sonata. Although it's a mid-sized sedan, the amount of cabin space meets the requirements for a large car. With more than 45 inches of legroom in the front and more than 34 inches of legroom in the rear, you'll have plenty of space, whether the back seat is carrying adults or rear-facing car seats. In addition, the trunk has 16.4 cu-ft of cargo space, rivaling some SUVs and making it easy to pack for a weekend away.

4. Available luxury features

Do you want a car with HD radio and a premium audio system for listening to your favorite beats? Or maybe you commute through long winters and want heated leather seats throughout. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata offers an array of available features on all trims, including the base. With so many options, you can find a 2011 Sonata that has all the features that are important to you.

5. Sportiness

Sometimes you want to feel like a race car driver, even if you're just commuting to work. In addition to the peppy engine, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata comes with available sports features that will get your heart racing. The SE trim comes with sport-tuned suspension and steering. The available paddle shifters let you control the car with the touch of a finger, adding more fun to your daily driving.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Hyundai Sonata an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Sonata 9th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Hyundai Sonata features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Dimension Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 45.5"/R 34.6"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.8"

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