a name plate you can no longer ignore. Until now, you
almost could have, but with the arrival on the market
of the American-made Sonata, it’s time to take
the brand seriously. In fact, you may be hard-pressed
to know that in terms of sales, Hyundai places fourth
among all foreign brands, behind Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
A base model (GL) can be had for around $18,500, but
our tester, with its 17” spoke aluminum wheels
and its powerful V6 engine looked and behaved handsomely.
No, it’s not a racer, but it could keep law enforcement
officials on their toes during a car chase.
interior is most spacious and comfortable from the front
to the rear seats. Overall materials and colors used
are of good quality and taste. The cockpit arrangement
is no-nonsense and controls are intuitive. With six
airbags, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes
and Electronic Stability Control, it should be safe.
And with the beefed up warranty Hyundai offers, the
Sonata should be reliable.
for a test drive, we hear repeat business at Hyundai
is gangbuster. And if all of this is not music to your
ears, it will be to your wallet.
reviews of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata