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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The recently launched 2011 Hyundai Sonata received a positive feedback and made it to the final list of the North American Car of the Year award. In addition to the naturally aspirated turbocharged models, the Sonata is available with a more eco-friendly powertrain, a hybrid that is capable of doing 35 mpg city / 40 mpg highway. Sales will commence in January, 2011 and the basic price for the car will be $25,795 (without the $750 in destination charges).

Except this more efficient and friendly to the nature powertrain, the Sonata Hybrid will feature LED taillights, LED tail lamps, iPod / USB connectivity, automatic headlamp control, Bluetooth and fog lights. For $5,000 more, customers can get the premium package which consists of an Infinity premium sound system, HD radio, a rear backup camera, satellite navigation, 17-inch alloy wheels and panoramic sunroof.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In comparison to its most important American rival, the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Sonata is $3,000 cheaper but the Ford’s advantage is that the Fusion will do 41 mpg on the highway. The Hyundai is powered by a 2.4-litre Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder power unit and features a HSG – Hybrid starter-generator. Equipped with a 270V lithium polymer battery, the Sonata’s engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Some of the most important safety features of the car include the electronic stability control with traction control system (TCS).  As standard, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is offered with anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Other standard features include the 4.2-inch TFT multi-function trip computer that has a hybrid technology display; dual automatic temperature control; remote keyless entry, alarm and immobilizer; tilt & telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls; heated mirrors; automatic light control and solar control glass.