For 2011, the Hyundai Sonata has undergone what can only be described as a re-envisioning. Taken to a new level of style, luxury and refinement, the all-new Sonata will undoubtedly be the sedan against which others in its class will be measured by Charlotte Hyundai enthusiasts. Come to Keffer Hyundai and test drive the 2011 Sonata!
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize family sedan available at our Lake Norman Hyundai dealer in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment on the GLS models at our Matthews Hyundai showroom includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, heated sideview mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a trip computer, a 60/40-split rear seatback, a six-speaker stereo (with CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, iPod/auxiliary audio jacks and steering-wheel-mounted controls) and Bluetooth with phonebook download.
The standard engine for Charlotte Hyundai customers on all Hyundai Sonata trim levels is a 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine good for 198 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The SE, with its dual exhaust, gives Lake Norman Hyundai owners a bit more power at 200 hp and 186 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the GLS while a six-speed automatic is optional on that trim and standard on the other two.
The Sonata’s EPA fuel economy estimates are impressive for a car of this size. Models with the manual transmission at our Matthews Hyundai dealership are rated at 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 28 combined, while those with the automatic net a 22/35/26 mpg rating.
All Sonatas come well stocked with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata earned the agency’s “Top Safety Pick” designation. It aced both frontal offset and side-impact crash tests, and also scored top marks in the new rear impact test, as well as the new roof crush test.