Best Bet
(4.5) 221 reviews
MSRP: $5,963$13,551
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 27-29
Engine: 190-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take

The Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion in the crowded family-car segment. The Sonata was redesigned for the 2011 model year and receives much more distinctive styling and better gas mileage. (Skip to details on the: Hyundai Sonata ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some interior trim looks cheap
  • Roofline makes backseat feel cozy

Notable Features

  • All-new exterior and interior design
  • High-efficiency four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.