Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base Sedan

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base Sedan

Ever owned a Hyundai Sonata? Ever ridden in one of these Korean mid-sized economy cars? Well, neither have I, and I never wanted to until I saw the redesigned version of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Past generations for the Sonata sold well, had a very respectable price and scored well in terms of reliability. So, it's no surprise that an old sonata made for a great car. But, let's not dwell on the past when the future looks so bright. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata looks sharp, and I know you have seen a ton of these cars around town. Let me just cut to the chase and give you the only figures you need to know. The Sonata is the cheapest (or close to it) of all its rivals in the mid-sized sedan segment. Base price is $23k. The Hyundai Sonata has the best warranty with a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. And the fuel economy is 22mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway which also leads the class.


This new Hyundai rocks a newly designed technology laden power train. The engine is a 2.4 lt. 4-cylnder. It has DOHC and direct injection. Power is put down through a 6-speed auto transmission. And the dual exhaust completes the sporty look. Numbers come in at 200hp and 186 lb. ft. torque. While not the most powerful of the mid-sized sedan class, it is the most fuel efficient at 25/35. So, buyers looking for fuel economy should look no further then the Hyundai Sonata.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base Sedan Vehicle Performance
  • Engine: 2.4L Theta in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base Sedan Electric / unleaded fuel
  • Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 35 MPG city, 40 MPG highway, 37 MPG combined and 636 mi. range
  • Multi-point fuel injection
  • 17.2gallon fuel tank2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base Sedan
  • Power (SAE): 206 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 193 ft lb of torque
  • Secondary power: 166 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 154 lb ft @ 4,500 rpm

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