2011 Hyundai Sonata

If I were Hyundai, I would spend tons of mulah into promoting the new Sonata in the US.

The car is pretty stunning in real life, with a great interior and vastly improved quality over the past few years.
Now that the Camry is in trouble, Hyundai has a real chance to become a major player in the mid size car market.

Just saying…

Conversation 9 comments

  1. I saw a new Sonata Limited in person for the first time tonight. This car is impressive and will give the Accord & Camry something to worry about. The interior is top notch. Dash materials etc are top notch. & back seat leg room was to me better than anything in its class. & The price was great less than $26,000.00 with leather & no navigation. 36 mpg on the highway is very good for a car this size. I want one.

  2. the new Sonata is a definite improvement in appearance and mpg over the previous version but by the time the options get added (such as push button start) people may reconsider purchasing as the price pushes well north of $20K.

  3. Hyundai is already a pretty big player in the mid-size market, although perhaps not as big as Accord/Camry etc.

    I took a look at the new one at the Chicago Autoshow. A bit overstyled, although it does look MUCH more up-market. My gripe is the 4 door coupe roofline – ridiculous on a family sedan. Once you're back there, there's plenty of room, but I really had to duck to avoid hitting my head, and I'm only 5'8". It would be as if VW made ALL Passats CC's. The worst of these 4 door coupes is the Acura ZDX. I really had to contort to get in. I don't know that it would have been any more diffucult if it was a 2 door!

    The Sonota is much MUCH nicer inside, but if I was in the sedan market, it would be because I needed to carry folks or car seats in the rear seat. The rear doors would be deal breakers for me, and if styling was the only thing, I'd probabably go all the way and get a CC.

  4. Recalls, recalls, recalls. Safety issues. With Camry haveing lost their following and Accord problems accumulating; I think their's a real chance here for companies like Hyundai, Ford, Kia, Chrysler & GM to make some major inroads. It'll be interresting to see who gains the most market share in the next 5 years; now that Honda & Toyota owners have been given a big dose of indisputable reality.

  5. "Anonymous said…

    the new Sonata is a definite improvement in appearance and mpg over the previous version but by the time the options get added (such as push button start) people may reconsider purchasing as the price pushes well north of $20K.

    February 17, 2010 5:23 AM"

    The 2011 Sonata tops out well below 30K, so I have no idea what you are talking about North of 30.

    That makes no sense.

    "Anonymous said…

    Recalls, recalls, recalls. Safety issues. With Camry haveing lost their following and Accord problems accumulating; I think their's a real chance here for companies like Hyundai, Ford, Kia, Chrysler & GM to make some major inroads. It'll be interresting to see who gains the most market share in the next 5 years; now that Honda & Toyota owners have been given a big dose of indisputable reality.

    February 17, 2010 7:41 AM"

    Make NO mistake, Honda still has quality and reliability. Toyota is the manufacturer that shit the bed.

  6. In that flash of "Safety Features" I saw daytime running lights. Why is Hyundai/Kia keeping them OUT of the US? I know for a fact that thing doesn't have DRLs here.

    BTW, so we can't sign in as anonymous anymore? I liked my Fusion Sport name 🙁

  7. Sorry about the "no more anonymous".
    I got really tired of dealing with so many comments from jerks.
    I had " the guy who hates Toyota", "The guy who hates me for not hating Toyota", "The guy who tells me what to post", "the guy who calls me names", "the guy who only likes Nissans", "the guy who hates me for not trashing VWs all the time" etc….
    People insulting each others etc… I had to spend a lot of time moderating everything and everyone.

    I think now it will be more responsible with comments that actually have something to do with what I'm posting.

    Thanks for your relevant comments by the way.
    And thanks for reading the site.

    VB

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