2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
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Hyundai's ever-expanding Sonata lineup will soon include the delectable 2.0T model, packing a turbocharged and direct injected 2.0-liter (Theta II) four-cylinder. You've probably already memorized the most important figures – 274 horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque, 33 mpg on the highway, all on 87 octane fuel – but here's a new one for you: $24,145. That's what the 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T will set you back, and there's a lot more on offer than just a hot engine.

Mated to the blown 2.0 is a six-speed automatic that can be manipulated through a set of steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, while a (modestly) sport-tuned suspension holds up 18-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance summer rubber. A host of standard features are included in the kit, while two packages – Navigation and Sunroof and Limited – are available when sales begin later this year. Get all the details in the press blast after the jump and read our impressions from behind the wheel.


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Hyundai Announces Prices for All-New Sonata 2.0T Turbo

Twin-Scroll Turbocharger and Direct Injection Give Sonata 2.0T 274 HP, 33 MPG on Regular Fuel
  • The Sonata 2.0T debuts with Hyundai's first four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine
  • With a remarkable 33 mpg highway fuel economy rating, the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine also delivers best-in-class 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque across a broad rpm range (1,750 rpm to 4,500 rpm), giving the Sonata 2.0T four-cylinder more power than all competitive mid-size V6 engines, all while using regular fuel
  • The 2.0T is a key part of Hyundai's industry-leading Blue Drive fuel efficiency strategy
  • The twin-scroll turbo system design minimizes turbocharger lag while maximizing combustion efficiency and power output
  • The Sonata 2.0T is the second element of the game-changing 2011 Sonata product lineup, with the Sonata Hybrid, powered by Hyundai's all-new Hybrid Blue Drive system, featuring breakthrough lithium-polymer batteries, to debut later this year

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 4 -- Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for its all-new Sonata 2.0T Turbo, starting at $24,145 MSRP for the Sonata SE 2.0T and $27,045 for the Sonata Limited 2.0T.

"When we first showed the Sonata Turbo earlier this year, we promised more horsepower than our V6 competitors, with great four-cylinder fuel economy, all for under $25,000," said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. "With the introduction of the Sonata 2.0T, we're delivering on all three of those commitments, with an MSRP of just $24,145 for an incredibly well-equipped Sonata 2.0T SE. The new Sonata lineup demonstrates what Hyundai's Blue Drive approach to fuel economy leadership is all about – game-changing products with industry-leading fuel efficiency that aren't compromises or low-volume 'special-fuel-economy' marketing ploys."

SONATA 2.0T VERSUS ITS RIVALS



With the addition of the all-new 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine, the new 2011 Sonata offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power, with 33 mpg highway and 274 horsepower. Remarkably, the Sonata 2.0T delivers these industry-leading benchmarks on regular fuel. Turbocharging and GDI are key elements of Blue Drive, the company's environmental initiative to lead the industry in fuel efficiency.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine produces 274 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque from 1750-4500 rpm with regular fuel, while delivering 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Hyundai's 2.0T engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in crisp, responsive power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but as with direct injection, Hyundai has chosen once again to apply this efficient technology in high volume to its most popular model.

The 2.0T engine will be available on the SE and Limited trim level, with the 2.0T SE adding an upgraded fully automatic temperature control system, and the Limited adding the SE's 18-inch hyper silver alloy wheels, dual exhaust, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. MSRPs excludes destination charge of $720.

Sonata SE 2.0T

2.0L Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels with performance tires
Sport-tuned suspension and steering
Dark chrome front grille
Chrome exterior door handles
Proximity entry with push button start
SE leather bolster/cloth insert sport seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Front fog lights / dual exhaust
Dual automatic temperature control
ESC/TCS/ABS/TPMS
Front active head restraints
Front, front seat side and curtain airbags
Chrome window belt-line moldings
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel with cruise, audio and phone controls
Metalgrain interior accents
AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with iPod/USB and Aux input jacks
Remote keyless entry and alarm
Immobilizer
Power windows, locks, heated mirrors
Advanced trip computer with custom settings
Active ECO System
Integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Solar control glass

Navigation and Sunroof Package

Power tilt and slide sunroof
Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier

Sonata Limited 2.0T

Replaces/Adds/Deletes SE 2.0T equipment:

Power tilt and slide sunroof
Side mirror turn signal indicators
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats with heated rear seat bottom cushions
Floor console mounted rear vents
Premium door sill plates / "Limited" badge
In-dash 6-disc CD-changer
HD Radio technology with multicasting
Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
Unique interior accents (Piano Black or Woodgrain)
Auto-dimming mirror/HomeLink/compass
Deletes sport-tuned suspension and steering

Navigation Package

Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
Rear backup camera
Infinity premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
Deletes 6-disc CD-changer and HD Radio Technology