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Hello Fashionistas! I bring to you today my experience with the all new Hyundai Sonata. I say my experience because my job requires a lot of travel, which means I drive a different car every week. Fortunately, I am an elite member of my car rental agency and I get to pick any car off the lot.
Lately I’ve found myself opting for the newly redesigned 2011 Hyundai Sonata. At first glance, you might not know what to make of it. The car is not too fancy, but not a plain Jane either. The exterior is a sleek, non-aggressive aerodynamic design, giving it a contemporary look to fit both the sporty and sedan enthusiasts. I pick this car most often when I am in Los Angeles or Orange County because there tends to be a ton of traffic there. Not that I think this car will magically zip you down the 405 in traffic, but the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a comfortable, quiet ride. The ride is so quiet, you can be left alone with your thoughts, or listening to the sounds of your iPod / any USB capable media emitting through the 7 Speaker, 360 Watt integrated entertainment system, or, if needed, you can comfortably hold a conference call via your smartphone and Hyundai Sonata’s built-in hands free Bluetooth technology.
The interior is quite impressive as well. The heated cream-colored leather seats seems to be a bit much for this class of car. However, the leather does compliment the new Sonata style, which is a complete 180 from its predecessor. You’ll also notice that the steering wheel controls for the entertainment system, integrated Bluetooth and cruise control are conveniently located for the driver.
Fuel efficiency and performance is also great. Performance wise, honestly, I had no idea this car only comes in a 4 cylinder model because the Sonata’s 190HP 2.4l 6 speed automatic has a surprisingly good amount of power from the light, as well as an impressive 28 mpg after driving on a full tank for a whole day in So Cal.
As a long time Mercedes driver, I can’t say that I would replace my E-Class with the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata, but if you are looking for value and quality at an affordable price, the Hyundai Sonata is a good choice.
Disclosure: These are my thoughts. I only recommend products or services I use or have used personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Originally Posted at “First Class Fashionista”