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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - Review


out of 10

Last year, the all-new Hyundai Sonata arrived like a bolt of lightning from above. Dramatically styled, stuffed with features, competitively priced, and returning some of the best gas mileage figures in the mid-size class, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata continues to sell well. It’s worrying the product planners at Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, and Ford, and it should.

“Fluidic Sculpture” design cues aside, Hyundai took the gamble of ditching a V-6 option for their mid-size model. Instead, the company offers only fours, which cuts weight and reduces the space needed to house the engine and transmission. The standard engine is a 198-horsepower, 2.4-liter four mated to a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual, the latter rated at 24 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and a combined number of 28mpg. Performance junkies can order the more powerful, turbocharged 274-hp, 2.0-liter engine, which cuts mileage a bit.

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