2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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23 reviews
Available Price Range $7,734-$15,054 Trims1 Combined MPG 36 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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 rec... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some interior trim looks cheap
  • Roofline makes backseat feel cozy
  • Reduced trunk space, no folding rear seats (Sonata Hybrid)
  • Lackluster eco-friendly mode (Sonata Hybrid)

Notable Features

  • All-new exterior and interior design
  • High-efficiency four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Hybrid has lithium-polymer battery, six-speed automatic


Our Expert Reviews

It wasn't all that long ago that a new Hyundai model would arrive with the modest hopes of simply "getting on the radar" of potential purchasers.How times have changed.These days, the latest Hyundai models have moved to the top-level of their sedan and SUV segments. Now, along comes Hyundai's 2011 Sonata Hybrid, a vehicle that arrived with such glowing recommendations from colleagues ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 23 reviews

Great Gas mileage

by Conservative with a Hybrid from Orlando Fl on November 7, 2011

I am discovering the car, particularly on the highway, exceeds the 40 mpg mileage ratings. On a round trip from Florida to upstate NY I averaged 41.5 miles per gallon. I have found that the gasoline s... Read Full Review

1 Trim 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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