2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review

In the world of hybrids, there are two schools of thought: You can buy a Toyota Prius Ч a hard-core, 50-mpg hybrid with funky styling and a utilitarian interior Ч or you can pay more and get less-spectacular mileage in a more comfortable sedan, like a Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry hybrid. Hyundai joins that second group with its first hybrid, which is based on the Sonata sedan.

The Sonata Hybrid is a comfortable cruiser with little to no tradeoff in terms of comfort or performance compared with the gasoline-only, four-cylinder Sonata.

What exactly does the Sonata Hybrid have that will distance it from the Camry and Fusion hybrids? It has a more advanced battery pack, better mileage on the highway, a traditional six-speed automatic transmission Е and it looks cool, too.

It does have some drawbacks, but none that come close to eclipsing its wow factor.

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Tilting the Sunroof System
Auto tilt up To use the auto tilt feature, press the TILT UP button on the overhead console for more than 1 second. The sunroof will tilt all the way open. To stop the sunroof tilting at any po ...

Placing a passenger seat belt into the automatic locking mode
  The automatic locking mode will help prevent the normal movement of the child in the vehicle from causing the seat belt to loosen and compromise the child restraint system. To secure a chi ...

Checking and replacing fuses
Replacing a Fusible Link A fusible link will melt if the electrical circuits from the battery are ever overloaded, thus preventing damage to the entire wiring harness. (This could be caused by a ...