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2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review

Smart, Sensible and Stylish

A three-quarter front view of a  2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

In short: An attractive, savings-oriented full-size sedan.

Starting at under $20,000, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS boasts luxurious looks and a well-equipped, comfortable interior that belie this full-size sedan's budget price. Furthermore, coming standard with a fuel injected inline-4, the Sonata GLS delivers decent performance alongside some of the best fuel economy in its class.

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Warranty/Service: Five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; seven-year/unlimited mile anti-perforation warranty; ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; five-year/unlimited mile 24-hour roadside assistance

Base Price: $19,195

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

2.4-liter DOHC CVVT 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 198 hp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque: 184 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,161 lbs
Wheelbase: 110 in
Length/Width/Height: 189.8/72.2/57.9 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution

Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear with coil springs; shock absorbers; stabilizer bars
electronic stability control; traction control

0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)

EPA City:
24 mpg
EPA Highway: 35 mpg

driver and front passenger front and side airbags; curtain side airbags

Likes: looks; value


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