2011 Sonata Hybrid Owner Reviews (1)
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is fun to drive with excellent fuel economy
robertlruff 2011-07-08 23:14:28
I have driven my Sonata Hybrid for a about 1,000 miles. The car is excellent. My impressions/experiences are: Appearance - the striking lines and sleek contours evoked completments from my friends and family. Ride - The ride is very smooth, yet controlled. The car absorbs road bumps, which are aplenty in Cleveland, yet maintains excellent control during avoidance maneuvers. Braking is very sure and controlled - the regenerative braking system does not compromise function. In an emergency braking situation the car braked without pulling to either side and I felt in full control of the car. So far the tires have good gripping and are quiet. Interior - The interior is very well appointed. Controls are where they should be and they are easily accessable. The car is designed to enable the driver to keep an eye on the road at all times. The standard Bluetooth enables the driver to keep vision on the road while receiving and making calls, The voice interface enables you to utilize the phonebook from your phone to conveniently make calls. The head, leg, hip and shoulder room are excellent. Entry access was also excellent - this was particularly important for me because with knees that do not bend well, I need a car to have a large entry profile. The motorized driver seat is extremely comfortable and its controls are intuitive. FueL economy - I am getting 40-42 mpg in city driving and 45+ on the highway. The car will cruise using the electric motor up to about 60 mph, albeit for about a mile or so before engaging the gas engine to run the car and recharge the battery. The instrument display enables one to learn how to drive more economically.