Hyundai Sonata News

2013 Hyundai Sonata Loses Manual Gearbox, Gains Features
2013 Hyundai Sonata Loses Manual Gearbox, Gains Features

Full details are out for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, and while it's offering improved equipment for the new model year, the manual gearbox has been been thrown out of the mix completely. The Sonata is only the latest in a trend that we've been seeing now for many years. Mid-size sedans used to offer...Read More»

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2014 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata Hybrid Redesigns Confirmed

The current-generation Hyundai Sonata debuted in the US only two years ago, though the South Korean carmaker intends to follow up with redesigned gas and hybrid sedans for 2014. As Automotive News reports, Hyundai Chief Executive Kim Choon-ho revealed the company’s plans to Reuters, along...Read More»

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2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

Hyundai is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Sonata Hybrid sedans for potentially faulty center rear seatbelts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site lists the number of potential affected vehicles as 14,728 but indicates that only about 1,633 Sonata Hybrids...Read More»

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced From $25,850

Pricing for the mid-size 2012 Sonata Hybrid, just announced by Hyundai, begins at $25,850, excluding $760 destination charge. This is good news for consumers in the market for a stylish five-passenger sedan that's rated at 40 mpg highway fuel economy. And the starting price is just $55 higher than...Read More»

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Best Family Cars for First-Time Dads

So you're going to be a first-time dad. Mazel tov! To say your life will change is a monumental understatement, and it extends beyond kid-friendly furniture and converting your home office into a nursery. There's the matter of what's parked in your driveway. You don't get to put a sidecar on your...Read More»

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Is The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Design Too Bold? #YouTellUs

The midsize sedan market isn't the most exciting class of vehicles. But Hyundai decided excitement is exactly what the midsize sedan market needed when designing the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai has put a very dramatically-styled midsize sedan into the marketplace, and so far consumers seem to love it. The...Read More»

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Is The 2011 Hyundai Sonata A Timeless Design? #YouTellUs

Hyundai has created a stand out entry in the midsize sedan market with the 2011 Sonata, but is it overdone? While the new Sonata looks terrific today, many wonder how its design will age over time. Hyundai calls the design "fluidic sculpture," which it says leads to a cohesive design language. We...Read More»

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: Driven

Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom with mid-size sedans was that, unless you counted yourself among frugally minded tightwads, you'd be much happier with the optional V-6 than with a standard four-cylinder engine. Then four-cylinder engines found a new benchmark for power last year, when...Read More»

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Hyundai's Assurance Program Now Guarantees Trade-In Value

Just a few weeks back, Hyundai announced that their “Hyundai Assurance” buyer protection program would no longer cover job loss. Today, Hyundai has announced a new element of their Hyundai Assurance program, one meant to target any doubt consumers may have about the resale value of...Read More»

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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 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»

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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»

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TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

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Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2011 Top Safety Pick Awards

In a stunning achievement by automakers in a single year, a total of 66 new 2011 models now earn Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 list includes 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. While that’s great news for consumers in general –...Read More»

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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»

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Hyundai Sonata Family Sedan Wins TheCarConnection Best Car to Buy 2011

The votes are in and, while it was close, the editors of TheCarConnection choose the Hyundai Sonata family sedan as the 2011Best Car to Buy 2011. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we know the competition was tough – all the finalists are incredible in their own right. But the Hyundai Sonata just merits...Read More»

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2011 Hyundai Sonata: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2011

The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2011 is the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The 2011 Sonata tops The Car Connection's numeric ratings among all vehicles with a base price of less than $50,000, including destination. That it does so at a base price of $19,995 is a testament to the thorough transformation...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco
High Fuel Efficiency Gains From Gas Engines And More On The Horizon

Unless consumers have been hiding under a rock, the news is out there over the federal government’s proposed plans to develop new standards for light-duty vehicles for model years 2017 to 2025. These will be tougher standards that pick up on the previously-announced rulemaking governing...Read More»

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Six Family Cars You Can Still Get with a Stick

It's the best way to drive. We're at little biased here. But then again, we do this for a living; and driving dozens of cars every year, we can assure you, there is nothing quite like rowing your own as you put a car through its paces. We prefer the manual transmission. It puts you more in touch...Read More»

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