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 it's undergone--in moving to a U.S. assembly site, in adopting a vivid and memorable new styling theme, and in delivering top-notch safety and a full list of standard features, right out of the box.
The Sonata's challengers provided stiff competition. The Acura TSX remains our favorite Acura, with great road manners and a new wagon body style promising even more utility. The Infiniti M37 has some of the design magic promised by that brand's Essence show car, with grippy and engaging handling. The BMW 5-Series? It's hard to find fault with the 5er's road manners or with its streamlined cabin.
TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
High Gear Media will be presenting honors to the winners of TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 award at this week's 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show--along with winners for MotorAuthority's performance/luxury Best Car to Buy 2011, and GreenCarReports' green Best Car to Buy 2011.
For more on our winner, read TheCarConnection's full review of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. To stay up to date with all our winners--and with the Los Angeles Auto Show--follow High Gear Media on Facebook, or on Twitter @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports.