The Hyundai Sonata has always been a comfortable and likable midsize, family sedan. With the Sonata, Hyundai has shown that it can build cars that are not only easy on the purse, but also stylish, comfortable, and easy to live with.
The 2011 Sonata was completely redesigned from its predecessors. Its stylish exterior and almost luxurious interior made it a quick favorite in the midsize sedan market. It is available in several trims ranging from the basic to the sporty and plush. Each Sonata comes with a long list of standard features and available options to add.
•Standard 2.4-Liter 4-cylinder engine
•Available 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
•Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
•Six-speaker stereo system
•Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
•4-dish antilock brake system
•Traction and stability control
•Front seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags
The biggest change to the fourth-generation Sonata was in 2009 when engine outputs were increased and the interior was redesigned with a new dash and higher-quality materials. Optional navigation system and standard auxiliary audio jack were also added to the Sonata’s list of features.
This third-generation model was vastly improved over its predecessors. A new appearance, much better engines, and significant improvements made to the noise and ride quality. 2002 models are characterized by better styling, a better interior, and a more potent V6 engine compared to previous models.