2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw; Hyundai Balks
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw; Hyundai Balks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of 2011 and 2012 models of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. But this recall is a little different from the ones we typically post, because Hyundai is petitioning the NHTSA to cancel it -- or rather, to amend the recall so that...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Soul, Mercedes Recalls, Crushed Lexus IS-F: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Kia Soul and Consumer Reports says the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's powertrain is unrefined. The 2013 Toyota Prius C gets an early reveal and a Lexus IS-F is crushed on video. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Study Finds Car Buyers More Interested In Gas Savings Than Green

While it may be a blow to those seeking to flood the highways with hybrid and electric vehicles, the view from the street is that fuel-cost savings is more of an inducement to buy than how green a car is. At least, that’s the conclusion drawn by the inaugural U.S. Green Automotive Study by...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai VP Says Its Upcoming Products Will Target Families

Lots of news nuggets get tossed about at the big U.S. auto shows, and the word from Hyundai product planning VP this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show is that the Korean automaker will target families for its upcoming products. Hyundai has already scored big with its redesigned Hyundai Sonata...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Ten Gas-Saving Tips For Road Warriors (And Family Trips)

If concerns about rising fuel prices are getting you down, you’re not alone. Driving in America is all about personal freedom, and we’re not likely to give that up anytime soon. But higher prices at the pump are causing many to re-think how, when, and where they drive. On the other...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
Why Now May be a Good Time To Lease The Family Car

To lease or not to lease, that’s a good question. For many months, the answer has likely been a resounding 'No' for many American families. That’s because good lease deals were few and far between, and with the economic uncertainty, many people simply put off the prospect of looking at...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Mid-Size Car Match-Up: 2011 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion

Consumers in the market for a great-looking mid-size sedan that’s highly fuel-efficient have a lot of good choices. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’ve selected two redesigned 2011 sedans and one all-new last year for our mid-size car match-up: 2011 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima and Ford Fusion...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Five 2011 Affordable Mid-Size Family Sedans for Six-Footers

Tall drivers with families need a car that’s both roomy and comfortable. For many Americans, that also means looking for an affordable sedan, probably a mid-size. Keeping in mind the tall driver’s requirements for adequate headroom and legroom, here are five 2011 affordable mid-size...Read More»

2011 Fisker Karma
Chirp, Bruup, or Artificial Engine Sound -- Will You Know an EV Is Approaching

Here at Family Car Guide, we were all atwitter at the news late last month that the Senate and House both passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010. Now it awaits President Barack Obama’s signature before going into law. In essence, this law directs the Secretary of Transportation...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Sets New Sales Records For Hyundai

It's hard not to notice Hyundai these days. With terrific advertising and eye catching sheet metal, the Korean car company is like The Little Engine That Could. Today it was announced that the new 2011 Sonata has helped Hyundai set new in-house records. Overall Hyundai has sold a 493,426 vehicles...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai: Top 3 Greenest Automakers

It should come as no surprise that the annual Greenest Automaker award from the Union of Concerned Scientists is gaining more traction all the time. After all, concern over the environment as well as overcoming a dependence on foreign oil are mentioned in news reports daily. Tougher federal...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at 2010 New York Auto Show
Will You Be Able To Buy A 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid For $20K?

Hyundai is projecting a base price of around $25,000 for its upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which launches this fall, but thanks to tax credits, a buyer might be able to pick one up for even less. A federal tax credit on purchases of hybrids that has been in place since 2006 can help buyers save...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Report: Hyundai Planning Dedicated Hybrid

Hyundai already has a Sonata Hybrid on the way, and now reports are surfacing that the company is planning a dedicated hybrid model that will have its own platform. The target date for this dedicated hybrid is 2012, with a plug-in model to follow for 2013. Powertrain details are sketchy, but it...Read More»

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