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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Decent Fuel Economy, Better Looks, Solid Value The auto show transition seemed to happen in a flash. One year, automakers were jockeying for dealer traffic with high horsepower, rear-wheel-drive retro rides, and the next year, each one of them ushered in a hybrid or electric vehicle. The paradigm shift was a welcome sight for car buyers wanting to shrink their carbon footprint and save money on fuel, but the majority of those products were years from production. Fast-forward to 2011, and the variety of fuel efficient transportation on offer in the industry has improved quite a bit,... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.4L I4 / 1.4 kWh Li-poly
Power:
206 HP (net)
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$26,650 (as tested)
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