The 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been completely redesigned so as to improve on interior room, handling, power and fuel efficiency in comparison with the 2010 model. Aiming for the upper tier of affordable mid-size passenger cars, the Hyundai Sonata comes with a heavy equipment list, even in base trim: power windows and door locks, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, satellite radio, a CD player than can read MP3 digital music files and Bluetooth integration are all on the list of standard features. Opting for the Sonata Limited provides the most extensive array of comfort items, such as heated leather seats, dual automatic climate control and nicer interior and exterior trim.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata rolls from the factory with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine as its mechanical starting point. Rated at up to 200 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque (with the SE model's duel exhaust option), the Sonata maintains frugal fuel economy of 24-mpg city and 35-mpg highway. The new passenger car is also available with a 274 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor that offers nearly the same fuel mileage.