The all new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a vehicle that outshines every other one in its class. You can choose from 3 trim levels: the GLS, SE, and Limited and they are priced at $19,195, $22,595 and $25,295 respectively. The Sonata is value, safety, and beauty all rolled into one.
Front wheel drive comes standard on all three models. The GLS has a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic while the SE and Limited come standard with the 6-speed automatic. All models have power 4-wheel disc brakes.
Where safety is concerned, nothing is missed with the Sonata. All models come standard with electronic brake-force distribution and traction control systems. The front seats have active front head restraints and the back seat has low-profile head restraints at all positions. Seat-mounted front and rear side-curtain airbags, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, and the advance driver and front passenger airbags with occupant classification system (OCS) make sure that you stay safe in the event of a car crash. The OCS helps to make sure that if a small-statured person or child is sitting in the front sit, they aren't injured by the airbags. Know that your child is safe in the back thanks to the LATCH system. There are front and rear crumple zones, the steering column absorbs energy, the tire pressure monitoring system keeps you alert if you need to air up your tires, and the power window with lock-out button and remote keyless entry with alarm finish off the incredible safety features of the Sonata.
If you choose the manual transmission on the GLS, you can expect to get 24 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. The 6-speed automatic transmission, on all models gets 22 miles to the gallon in the city and 35 on the highway. The fuel tank has an 18.5 gallon capacity.