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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review and Price

About 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Sonata is one of the famous automakers’ most hit models, but instead of sticking with what they currently have, Hyundai opted to come up with an all-new version of it via the hybrid format. Needless to say, they are proud to introduce the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid into the market. Learn more about how this can match or exceed the performance of the first-generation Sonata. Do not forget to post your comments about  this car – your expectation and your experience with this car.

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Q. Which cars compete with the 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

A.  2011 Honda Insight,  2011 Prius    are the competitors of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.  Besides that hybrid version of the mid size cars compete with Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Q. When is the car expected to release ?

A.  The 2011 Hyundai Sonata stared appearing in the beginning of the 2010.  The early release helps the sale of the new car.

Q. What are styling changes in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata ?

The styling approach used for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata  Hybrid resembles the high end models such as Toyota Avalon, Volkswagen or Mercedes Benz.  The body has increased in length. There is an increase in the wheelbase.

Q. What are the mechanical details of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata ?

A. Mechanically, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers only a single engine choice – a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. This all new top engine comes with a turbocharged version, –  the 2.0-liter Theta II engine.

Q. How does Hyundai Sonata performs in fuel economy ?

A. As for fuel economy, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata performs quite well, if not impressively. After all, it has been the corporate mission to reduce weight on their vehicle designs and incorporate efficient transmissions to improve gas mileage. Hyundai hybrid Blue comes with Lithium polymer battery. The positive aspect of the Lithium Polymer battery is it provides higher power density.In fact, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s base model is rated with an average 24 mpg on the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

Pro’s of 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

*Hyundai Sonata hybrid 2011 comes with an impressive design and styling;

*The 2011 hybrid model of Hyundai Sonata  is available for purchase at an affordable price tag;

*It is an overachiever among its class with four-cylinder powertrain engine;

*Its fuel economy rating is one of the best among its class;

*It comes with a comfortable and roomy cabin space.

*The Hyundai blue drive comes with 30KW electric motor which can provide up to 151 lb torque

Con’s of 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

*The top of the line versions in the model offer the performance of a four-cylinder vehicle, but the price of a six-cylinder vehicle;

*The navigation system does not perform well, potentially due to the need of software improvements.

*Its steering capacity is unnatural and problematic at times.

Pricing Details

The manufacturers reveal a price range of between $19,915 and $28,115 for the base model of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. One of the best features for this particular vehicle model would have to be the competitive pricing that could easily topple over its closest rivals. Upon examine of its standard range of features and the passenger riding experience, then it would be difficult to find other models in the market that could rival its price.

The cheapest model, Sonata GLS, is priced at $19,915 comes with manual transmission. Meanwhile, the ones that come with automatic transmission are priced slightly higher at $20,915.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the ideal choice of vehicle for anyone who enjoyed this top selling model, but in an all new version and packaging. The redesigned formula for this year’s model offers an refreshing  new style, lots of interior space, and fuel efficient engines to ensure that you can make great savings on fuel cost without it losing any of its power. You may however like to take a closer look at Honda insight and Prius, both of which cost a bit high though.

  1. Philip Hepler
    November 18th, 2010 at 11:00 | #1

    Thanks for the review.

    Your MPG figures for the hybrid are incorrect however. Everything I have read says the Sonata hybrid gets 36 city, 40 hwy.