2011 Hyundai Sonata Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,395-$27,245
$18,593-$25,465
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The Hyundai Sonata is a full-size sedan that was first introduced for the 1989 model year as a larger sibling to the Hyundai Excel. Today's Sonata is in its sixth-generation, completely redesigned this year. It competes against the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu.

The Sonata is sold in one sedan body style and only with four-cylinder engines - unlike many of its competitors who offer coupe and wagon configurations with four- or six-cylinder power. There are five trim levels: GLS, SE, SE 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T. Standard GLS models are fitted with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, six-speaker audio package, 16-inch steel wheels, and more. The SE - tuned to be a bit sportier - substitutes 18-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, sport suspension, leather/cloth upholstery, and more. The Limited models are configured with upgrades such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and upgraded audio.

The standard Sonata is fitted with a normally-aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 198 horsepower, while the Sonata Turbo receives a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 274 horsepower. The Sonata Hybrid features a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine rated at 166 horsepower and mated to an electric motor, rated at 40 horsepower. A lithium polymer battery pack feeds power to the motor helping to generate total system power of 206 horsepower.

A six-speed manual transmission is offered on the base four-cylinder, but not on the turbocharged model. A six-speed automatic is optional on base models, but standard on the Turbo and Hybrid variants. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata between 22 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS starts with a base price of about $20,000 and tops out with the Sonata Limited 2.0T, which starts around $27,500.

The Hyundai Sonata is a full-size sedan that was first introduced for the 1989 model year as a larger sibling to the Hyundai Excel. Today's Sonata is in its sixth-generation, completely redesigned this year. It competes against the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu.

The Sonata is sold in one sedan body style and only with four-cylinder engines - unlike many of its competitors who offer coupe and wagon configurations with four- or six-cylinder power. There are five trim levels: GLS, SE, SE 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T. Standard GLS models are fitted with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, six-speaker audio package, 16-inch steel wheels, and more. The SE - tuned to be a bit sportier - substitutes 18-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, sport suspension, leather/cloth upholstery, and more. The Limited models are configured with upgrades such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and upgraded audio.

The standard Sonata is fitted with a normally-aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 198 horsepower, while the Sonata Turbo receives a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 274 horsepower. The Sonata Hybrid features a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine rated at 166 horsepower and mated to an electric motor, rated at 40 horsepower. A lithium polymer battery pack feeds power to the motor helping to generate total system power of 206 horsepower.

A six-speed manual transmission is offered on the base four-cylinder, but not on the turbocharged model. A six-speed automatic is optional on base models, but standard on the Turbo and Hybrid variants. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata between 22 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS starts with a base price of about $20,000 and tops out with the Sonata Limited 2.0T, which starts around $27,500.

Available Trims for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 19395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name SE (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name GLS PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name SE (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24345.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Ltd (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27245.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Ltd w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27245.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 34/39
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 19395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name GLS (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name GLS PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20395.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name SE (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name SE (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24345.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Ltd (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd PZEV (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27245.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Ltd w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name Ltd w/Wine Int (4dr Sdn 2.0L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27245.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/33
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 34/39
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold seats w/outboard headrests
  • Dual tier console w/armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • (2) center console mounted 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Door sill scuff plates
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, digital clock
  • Indicators -inc: cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, ECO
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-ignition w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm
  • Remote fuel/hood/trunk release
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning -inc: cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox
  • Cloth door trim
  • Metalgrain interior accents
  • Map pockets
  • (4) door bottle holders
  • Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (3) assist grips
  • Lighting -inc: dome, front map lights, ignition, glovebox, cargo
  • Seatback pockets
  • Rear coat hanger
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, ECO
  • Active ECO system
  • Cloth seating surfaces w/leather bolsters
  • Front sport bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver, pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls
  • Proximity entry w/push button start
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Simulated leather door trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver, pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Heated rear seat bottom cushions
  • Premium metalgrain door sill scuff plates
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: outside temp gauge, cabin air filter, rear seat heat ducts
  • Piano black interior accents
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink universal garage door opener, compass
  • Lighting -inc: dome, front map lights, ignition, glovebox, cargo, rear reading lights
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: outside temp gauge, cabin air filter
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support
  • Fixed rear bench seat w/pass through
  • Electroluminescent instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, digital clock, hybrid battery meter
  • 4.2" TFT multi-function trip computer -inc: hybrid technology display
  • Dual automatic climate control -inc: rear seat heat vents
  • Chrome interior door handles
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • P205/65R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/timer
  • Body-color grille
  • Chrome hood garnish
  • Chrome window trim
  • Solar control glass
  • Projector-lens headlights
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" hyper silver alloy wheels
  • P225/45R18 performance tires
  • Dark chrome grille
  • Fog lights
  • Projector-lens headlights -inc: auto on/off control
  • Chrome accent door handles
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P215/55VR17 all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/timer -inc: turn signal indicators
  • 16" eco-spoke alloy wheels
  • Tire mending kit
  • Tinted chrome front grille
  • Tinted chrome bodyside molding inserts
  • Headlight LED accents
  • LED taillights
  • Chrome exterior door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 GDI engine
  • Continuous variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Engine-speed-sensing pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC -inc: steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Sport tuned MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Sport tuned independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Chrome tipped dual exhaust
  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 turbo GDI engine
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 Atkinson hybrid engine
  • 270V lithium polymer battery
  • Permanent magnet high-pwr density electric motor
  • Hybrid starter generator (HSG)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Shift interlock system
    • Body-side reinforcements
    • Hood buckling creases & safety stops
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
    • Occupant Classification System (OCS)
    • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
    • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
    • Childproof rear door locks
    • Emergency internal trunk release
    • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Virtual engine sound system (VESS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 104-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, 3-month subscription
    • Bluetooth
    • Shark fin style antenna
    • 360-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3 changer -inc: (7) Dimension speakers, subwoofer, amp, HD Radio, iPod/USB/aux inputs, 3-month subscription
    • Integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer

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