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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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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid priced from $25,795*
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    Hyundai has announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid will be eligible for a full $1,300 tax credit. The electrified mid-size sedan officially goes on sale later this year, and the company says that the first 60,000 buyers will be able to walk away with the juicy credit in their pockets. There is a hitch, though: the program for federal tax credits on hybrid ...

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    In preparation for the car's appearance in U.S. dealers in late November or early December, 2010, Hyundai showed off the production-ready 2011 Sonata hybrid to journalists (including Autoblog) this week. The hybrid, which will get a price tag closer to the on-sale date, should be rated at 40 miles per gallon highway, thanks to the lithium-ion polymer ...

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