Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,910 - $27,245
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
166-274
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,910 - $27,245
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
166-274
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.5 Styling 4.3 Value 3.8

You'll Like The 2011 Hyundai Sonata If...

By most relevant measures, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is among the best mid-size sedans you can buy. You won't find a more compelling combination of style, value and quality in the category...

Owner Reviews

4.18

445 Reviews

42% 40% 15% 3% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Amazing, reliable, good gas mileage, sporty, and good looking!

My car is awesome! The Hyundai Sonata has been a very reliable car while also providing outstanding gas mileage at close to 35 mpg on the highway. The interior is also superior with amazingly comfortable leather seats and an easy to use console. There are also heated seats in the back seats (not just the front!) Which keeps everyone warm, toasty and comfortable in the winter. This is a feature you do not often find on models in this price range. The keyless entry is also amazing. As a woman it is a time saver not to have to dig through my purse for my key. The trunk space is also quite spacious - we have used this car to pick up plenty of products for our diy projects.

- Marie W

Engine recall on the 2011 Sonata. Around 120,000 miles (conveniently when the extended warranty is up), the engine seizes. BIG problem. Be aware of all the recalls on this vehicle.

I like my vehicle, for the most part. However, for some reason the 2011 Sonata has A LOT of issues. There have been recalls on the door handles, gear shifts, airbags, engine, and SO much more. I am a broke college student, and during finals week, my engine seized. I was 5 hours from home and left high and dry. Fortunately, it was covered by the extended warranty. Recently the airbag light has come on, which I understand is a common problem, and the headlights and taillights go out like crazy. It is a good, cheap, first car that (most of the time) gets me from A to B... but I do worry about how much further it will get me. Every day there is a new problem.

- Jamie H

Hyundai sonatas are a comfortable, economical and reliable sedan.

I inherited my sonata from my mother. It is a good size sedan with plenty of backseat and trunk space. It has been reliable in running errands and long trips. It has had quite a few recalls that can be fixed free of cost at a Hyundai dealership. My only issue is that the closest dealership is one hour away. Being a 2011 sonata, it does not have all the newest technologies, but I am sure you can add some if you wished. I personally find it has the features I need with automatic drive, cruise control, voice command, radio/CD/port, and a system that lets you know you are driving economically. Overall it is a comfortable, economic, and reliable car.

- Mary H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,910 - $8,427
$8,969 - $10,542

Horsepower

Horsepower
198 hp
200 - 274 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 16
2.4L DOHC 16
2.0L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
38.1 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.6 - 37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.4 cu. ft.
16.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110 in.
110 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
189.8 in.
189.8 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3161 .lbs
3199 - 3338 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
198 hp
200 - 274 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
186 - 269 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 18 mpg
11 - 17 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
33 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings