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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INTERIOR
Roomy and a step above casual, the Sonata's interior is attractive. The seats' cloth upholstery was thick and nice looking with a checked pattern. Some cars have bizarre shapes and prints in the u ...

Impact sensing door unlock system (if equipped)
All doors will be automatically unlocked when the impact is delivered to impact sensors while the ignition switch is ON. However, the doors may not be unlocked if mechanical problems occur with the ...

Instrument cluster and indicator lights
1. Tachometer. 2. Turn Signal Indicator Light. 3. Seat Belt Warning Light. 4. Supplemental Restraint (AirBag) System Service Reminder Indicator (SRI). 5. Speedometer. 6. Parking Brake/Low Brake ...