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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2011 Hyundai Sonata

  2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Limited Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,365
$19,395
Invoice $14,750 $18,593
MPG
City/Highway
23/42 22/39
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans. Read Full Review The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. Read Full Review
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  • Attention to styling details, outside and in
  • TDI is still a fuel-economy champ
  • Back seat is spacious, and feels airy
  • Handles like a VW—which means, almost like an Audi
  • Big, wide, usefully shaped trunk

Dislikes:

  • Cleaner look still leans into Civic territory
  • Cheaper interior obvious even to newbies
  • Turbo and diesel versions will still be pricey
  • Navigation system’s a half-step behind the best

Likes:

  • Zoomy new styling
  • Fuel-conscious in all forms
  • Well-damped ride
  • Big standard features list
  • Huge value for the dollar

Dislikes:

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Seats feel rather firm
  • Cabin gets noisy at higher speeds
  • If you have to have a V-6, you’re out of luck
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