Hyundai Sonata News

2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: 274 HP, $25K
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: 274 HP, $25K

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is selling strongly out of the gate--but two new versions on the way later this year will give mid-size sedan shoppers a couple more reasons to reconsider the V-6-powered competition. Green-car fans can look forward to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which shows up at year's end...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Frugal Shopper: Plenty Of Deals, But Not On Crossovers

Looking for a great deal on a truck? The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is selling for an average 21 percent off MSRP—meaning that, in some cases, you might be getting a well-equipped full-size truck for a discount of $8,000 or more. But if you had a more economical, carlike utility vehicle in...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Hyundai, Please Build The Sonata Coupe!

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan is the boldest styling stroke in its class. It instantly makes the Toyota Camry look overwrought, especially with its pseudo Bangle butt, and the Honda Accord sedan looks downright dowdy in comparison. Recently there has been speculation that Hyundai might build a coupe...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
News: Top IIHS Safety Picks For 2010 Have Been Released

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its top safety picks for 2010, and several family-oriented cars have made the list. The Institute performs four tests to determine how crash-worthy a given vehicle is. There are four ratings standards: Good, acceptable, marginal, and poor...Read More»

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from FiveThirtyEight.com, DoT data analyzed by IIHS
Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3 million young adults will get new drivers' licenses each year--over a clip of a young woman being launched into the air on a...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Three ways to move, reviewed

2011 Hyundai Sonata:  Three flavors unveiled, two more coming In concert music, a sonata often has three parts.  So does Hyundai's namesake.  For instance, its well-orchestrated traveling press preview arrived in Chicago on May 5th with a triple play:  GLS, SE and Limited sedans.  Michael...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Five Cars For Spring and Summer Road Trips

It's driving season again,and as the weather warms up, Americans will be taking to the roads in large numbers, especially now that airlines are continuing to find more and more ways to charge passengers for the privilege of travel. Here then, is a list of five sedans, crossovers, and wagons that...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on AllCarsElectric.com. The show's second...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima: First Look from the 2010 New York Auto Show

We've been teased a few times with sketches of the 2011 Kia Optima, but today we've got the real thing live from the upcoming 2010 New York Auto Show, with an on-sale date expected for the fall. The current Optima's more typical of the last generation of Kia cars: functional but unexciting. In our...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Hits #1 In Customer Loyalty, Toyota Slips To #3

Looking to buy a Hyundai? You're not alone. Over the past year, the Korean automaker has become a darling of the press, and according to one new study, Hyundai owners are now the most brand-loyal kids on the block. That, in turn, has helped keep Hyundai resale values high, which has made owners...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

Uma Thurman for Louis Vuitton
Video: Louis Vuitton Sues Hyundai Over A Basketball

Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, better known as LVMH, is suing Hyundai, claiming that the automaker created confusion among consumers by creating a "false association" between itself and the luxury goods manufacturer. The case hinges on a basketball. The ball in question can be glimpsed at the :04...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sponsors Oscar Broadcast, Replaces Jeff Bridges With Kim Basinger

You have to hand it to Hyundai: the company is pretty good at making hay while the sun shines. Last year, the Korean automaker found itself rolling in positive press, thanks to the award-winning 2009 Hyundai Genesis and the company's widely acclaimed Assurance Program. In 2010, Hyundai has worked...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is Full of Interesting Shapes, None of Them Cohesive

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata family sedan was unveiled to the American populace en masse recently on Super Bowl Sunday. Odd thing is, these ads didn’t talk much about the styling or features of the new model but rather talked about its alleged build quality. Aren’t we supposed to wait to make...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Puts The Brakes On The 2011 Hyundai Sonata

2010 may be the lunar Year of the Tiger, but if things continue as they have, it could be remembered as the Year of the Recall for many Asian automakers. Not only are Japan's Toyota and Honda up to their eyeballs in fixes, but now Korean automaker Hyundai has announced that it's issuing a voluntary...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata: First Drive

Is it merely bold, or too brash? You'll be the judge as the 2011 Hyundai Sonata hits showrooms this month and sets its sights on peeling away shoppers from the Camry/Accord/Altima/Fusion fold. Last week, we drove the new Sonata outside of San Diego for TheCarConnection's first drive--and in our...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—indicating that it's among the safest mid-size sedan choices on the market. Beginning with 2010, it became tougher than before to get the much-vaunted bragging right, as the...Read More»

Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign
New Ads For The 2011 Toyota Sienna: Funny, But We've Seen Them Before

Minivans and SUVs often tout their safety features, which are big selling points for moms and dads. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ad Nelson Ireson posted yesterday, for example, was aimed squarely at parents concerned about their kids' well-being. Today, we've run across some clips for the 2011 Toyota...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at 17 percent below MSRP, on average, and is the most deeply discounted new model, while the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and 2010 Jeep...Read More»

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