Used 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

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Hybrids are the going thing in the automobile industry and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan is another in a long line of available choices. On first site the Sonata Hybrid is impressive. From the attractive exterior to the quieter transmission there are a number of things about this sedan that will draw people in. The problem is that it cannot hold the attention for very long. With a few flaws that need to be worked on it is hard for the Sonata Hybrid to keep up with the competition. It definitely has the potential, but for the time being there is simply too much that will deter potential buyers.

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The outward appearance of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan is much like its non-hybrid sibling. It is attractive, stylish and impressive. Even the way the vehicle is laid out makes it appear to be an optimal choice. The battery that powers the electric motor is lighter than other hybrids and the electric motor itself is placed in a different location. The transmission is much quieter than the typical hybrid. Overall, there are many advantages of the Sonata Hybrid that simply do not come with other choices.

Those who step inside the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan will feel a bit of d?j? vu. It has been designed closely after the non-hybrid version of the same car. Fortunately that means that the cabin is nice enough to impress discerning buyers and that there is plenty of passenger space in the car. In fact, the only thing that is going to suffer from the change to a hybrid model is the cargo space. Since that is indicative of any hybrid it cannot really be considered a flaw. Overall the cabin is nicely laid out and everything seems easy to understand and use.

In some ways taking the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan out onto the road will impress the potential buyer. In other ways it will be the deciding factor against the vehicle. It does very well on the highway. Drivers will like the way it handles the roads and passengers will enjoy the stress-free ride. If, however, the drive takes place on city streets the experience will be much different. The simple fact is that this hybrid cannot handle the demands placed on it unless it is free to roam at consistent speeds. The ride quality will suffer and neither driver nor passengers will want to head on the road again anytime soon.

The gas powered engine inside the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan is a 2.4 liter 166 horsepower four cylinder. The electric motor offers 40 horsepower. The two together will deliver 206 horsepower and are mated with a six speed automatic with shift control. Speed is not necessarily an issue as this hybrid easily made it to sixty in just over eight and half seconds. It may not seem fast, but most hybrids are slower. It also offers up to 35mpg in the city and 40mpg when out on the highway.

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