2011 Hyundai Sonata
For a few years, the only full hybrid sedan sold in the U.S. was the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Then came the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which won North American Car of the Year and upped the ante considerably. Now Hyundai has raised the bar again. Its 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, available this fall, is more aerodynamic and runs faster in electric mode than the Ford or Toyota. It also has unique front styling, clearly different from run-of-the-mill Sonatas, a distinctive step that none of its competitors has taken. Better highway mileage Its projected fuel economy ratings are 37 mpg city, 39 mpg...
2010 New York Auto Show Preview: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Right now, if you want a midsize sedan that's also a hybrid, you have exactly two choices: the 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid, or the new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. That's about to change. Six weeks hence, at the 2010 New York Auto Show, Hyundai will take the wraps off its 2011 Sonata Hybrid. The...John Voelcker
Update: Green Cars at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show
Next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit promises to be greener than ever before. That's a recognition that more fuel-efficient and smaller cars are a permanent part of the U.S. automotive landscape, but it's also desperation to fill space in a show that's losing exhibitors...John Voelcker