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2011 Hyundai Sonata Test Drive


2011 Hyundai Sonata Test Drive:has made a habit these days of studying the benchmark in a class of vehicle, and nearly duplicating the style and performance of that car for far less
La Jolla, Calif.—The most important thing about the new HYUNDAI SONATA is what it's not—boring. Hyundai has made a habit these days of studying the benchmark in a class of vehicle, and nearly duplicating the style and performance of that car for far less money. The midsize sedan MVP, at least in terms of sales, has traditionally been the Toyota Camry—not the most exciting HYUNDAI PONY in the barn. So Hyundai could have emulated the Toyota's milquetoast formula. Not so. The new HYUNDAI SONATA looks upscale, like a cross between a Mercedes Benz CLS and a Lexus Es 350. But more importantly, it's roomy, powerful and returns better EPA fuel-economy numbers than most of the midsize sedans in the class. Next time around, Hyundai might actually end up benchmarking itself.


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