$6,239 - $7,684
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GLS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,239 - $7,684
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-24 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
198
Seats
5

GLS Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold seats w/outboard headrests
  • Dual tier console w/armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • (2) center console mounted 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Door sill scuff plates
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, digital clock
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, ECO
  • Indicators -inc: cruise control, turn signal/hazard, high beam, ESC/TCS, ECO
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-ignition w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm
  • Remote fuel/hood/trunk release
  • Cruise control
  • Active ECO system
  • Air conditioning -inc: cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox
  • Cloth door trim
  • Metalgrain interior accents
  • Map pockets
  • (4) door bottle holders
  • Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (3) assist grips
  • Lighting -inc: dome, front map lights, ignition, glovebox, cargo
  • Seatback pockets
  • Rear coat hanger

Entertainment Features

  • 104-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs, 3-month subscription
  • Bluetooth
  • Shark fin style antenna

Exterior Features

  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • P205/65R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/timer
  • Body-color grille
  • Chrome hood garnish
  • Chrome window trim
  • Solar control glass
  • Projector-lens headlights
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Shift interlock system
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Hood buckling creases & safety stops
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Emergency internal trunk release
  • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 GDI engine
  • Continuous variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, SHIFTRONIC
  • Front wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Engine-speed-sensing pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

Options & Packages

Option Package

Popular equipment pkg 2 ($750)

  • Pwr driver's seat
  • Pwr driver lumbar support
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Leatherette door trim
  • 16" alloy wheels

Popular equipment pkg 3 plus navigation ($1,700)

  • Touch screen navigation system
  • HD Radio
  • Dimension speakers
  • Subwoofer
  • Amp
  • XM NavTraffic
  • XM NavWeather
  • XM Sports
  • XM Stocks w/90 day complimentary subscription

2011 Hyundai Sonata Owner Reviews

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2011 Hyundai Sonata-- my great experience

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car is really nice. It provides a smooth driving experience, which I really like in a car. Considering that is it a 2011 car the performance as of now isn't as good as it used to be but it still works. I am still able to drive on highways being that it takes about 15 seconds to get to 65 mph. The seats are comfy, it is not leather so the interior is not that fancy but it is cotton-life so it kind of feel like a couch. There really isn't any new fancy features like a back camera and all that but, it does provide the necessities like a radio with good quality speakers and a working AC. This car is very is very reliable as it has taken me all over the west side without any issues. Driving from state to state is a breeze, as long as you check your engine and make sure all of the mechanics are working right. While it may be an old car, it still does the job and take me to places I need to go. I love this car and I hope to make it last.

- Jon Q

Hyundai sonatas are a comfortable, economical and reliable sedan.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

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

Hyundai sonata- a great family car.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My Hyundai is a great running car. The eco setting helps save on gas mileage. I average 30 mpg and think that is great gas mileage. It is very spacious. It is easy to get a car seat in and out of the back seat as well. Five adults can fit comfortably in the car. It is the most reliable car I have owned, and have had very little maintenance issues so far. The dealership has been good about manufacturer defects being taken care of too. I would recommend a Hyundai sonata to anyone looking for a family car, or a car that will save you on gas expenses.

- April P

Pros and Cons of Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Right after I bought it I started experiencing problems. First, there was a rumbling noise whenever I braked. I tried to ignore but it got louder and louder. It was also hard to ignore the noise because my radio also went off for days at a time. I did a little research after the problem started and it turns off that both of these problems are common. However, I got the rumbling noise fixed relatively cheap and the radio only goes out when I hit a pothole or its extremely cold outside. The car is good on gas and has a spacious back seat.

- Sarah G

I Love My Easy Going Car!

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I love the sleek look of my vehicle as well as the plush interior. I don't know that much about cars, but I love the smooth ride, Bluetooth feature, XM radio, and it is great on gas! I live in Arizona where the heat can be harsh on vehicles. But in the last 2 years I have only had to get new tires (I commute a long distance to work) and replace the original battery. Lastly, Hyundai parts oils are generic, so general maintenance such as oil changes and air filters are affordable and easy to maintain.

- Felicia N

Great vehicle, but ride height might be an issue for those with back problems.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The only issue I have with my 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS is the ride height. I'm 5'10'' and the older I get the more my back gives me issues. So with having to sit down low and then get out of a low riding vehicle can be uncomfortable. The blue dash lights can be bright at night, especially on bumpy roads. Will almost put you to sleep. Other than that the vehicle has been extremely reliable and great on gas mileage. I always get 35+ mpg on trips lasting more than 2 hours.

- Stephen P

Great midsize car with excellent gas mileage.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Had several recalls which can be aggravating but also takes care of possible problems at no expense. Had problem with something breaking in steering wheel (part plastic) which I had to pay for but later got reimbursed due to a later recall. Car drives very smooth and gets excellent gas mileage and is very comfortable. Plenty of legroom and nice size trunk. Upholstery nice and wears good. Has bluetooth and nice radio and CD player. Love body style for midsize car.

- Patricia S

Great reliable car for the value.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My vehicle has had a handful of recalls on it, however they have all been easy to fix and free of charge so I do not mind. The paint job on it is terrible and scratches easily, but I believe it was not from the manufacturer (it was previously in a minor accident). Otherwise, I love how much space is inside the car, and the trunk is very large. The seats are comfortable, the car is easy to drive. I like the eco mode option as well.

- Kara S

2011 Hyundai Sonata, very safe car, no problems with it thus far.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It has been a great vehicle. Just minor problems and things I've had to fix just from it being older. Just regular maintenance but still not the best car I've had by far! I've had to replace the starter and the sway bar and might have to fix the struts next year but again just regular things you have to fix when cars get older. It has about 76k miles but it is driving just as good as it did when I first bought it.

- Autumn M

My little blue problem maker

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car runs great but the suspension is horrible. Tire Axle and driveline problems. The deets and car is very roomy and comfortable. The blind side view out of the front window is bad, you can't see. It has XM satellite radio digital everything. Lighted dashboard. All the functions work well. I've had my car in to the dealership for recalls 23 times. Everything from breaks to transmission.

- Kelley M

Pros and cons of the Hyundai Sonata 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It's kind of big in size and the shape of the windows is not comfortable for a good view. I liked the seats and the telescope steering window, drives very smooth on the road lots of trunk space. I like that it has an alarm and came with free Sirius XM radio. Also has Bluetooth ready. I really wish it would have had GPS installed already. Stereo could have been higher quality

- Cynthia S

I love my 2011 Hyundai sonata!

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The Hyundai sonata is a very comfortable car. It seats 5 at the most and has a very large trunk space. It drives smoothly and of course should be taken care of like any car. The front lights turn off automatically if you leave them on. It is very reliable. I have never experienced having to make emergent changes to my plans due to the lack of performance from my car.

- Temple J

Sonata is a great bang for the buck!

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Love my Hyundai Sonata! The car performs well, Hyundai has been great about taking care of all recalls and replaced my engine at no cost to me. They stand by their products! The vehicle gets excellent gas mileage and handles very well for a basic model. Tires wear well with regular rotation. The road noise is a bit excessive but could be improved with some dynamat.

- Randolph B

It's been an all around great car

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I haven't had any problems really with my car. There have been a lot of recalls, but I have been notified numerous ways of the recalls and have taken my car in to be fixed when there was one. My motor went out because of one of the recalls, but Hyundai towed it in and put a new motor in at no charge to me. I've been impressed with my car and the company.

- Christie H

Great, sleek car! Sneakily spacious as well.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

This car is amazing! The design (at that time) was really forward thinking and changed the game. It's surprisingly spacious with a ton of legroom. The dash is awesome controlled by the steering wheel. I love my car! My model came with a built in touch screen radio player. Also equipped, touch screen GPS, USB port, AUX port and iPhone charging compatible.

- Chancellor L

Paint problems bad

2011 Hyundai Sonata gls

Car drives nice good on gas, many issues though lots of recalls , had the car just seize on me going up a hill dangerous, now bad paint issues! Peeling in a bunch of spots and paint flaking and lifting right up! Car is taken care of well! Body shop said factory paint failure and I can see it’s going to be a big problem Hyundai will not cover it

- Ellen boose

Hyundai sonata, a rich black color with gray cloth seats. Bluetooth compatible.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It is a 2011 Hyundai sonata sedan in black. The seats are a comfortable gray cloth material and it drives smoothly. The size makes it easy to control. It is Bluetooth compatible and features are easy to work with. I haven't really had any problems with it. I enjoy driving this automobile and would happily purchase another one in the future.

- Bonnie Z

My 2.0T Sonata Black on Black with power.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The Sonora I own, is a Turbo, it's has 3 different ways to change or shift gears. It has a manual, you can use your right hand to shift up and down, then there is the shift on the steering wheel on both side you can gear up with one and down with the other side. It gets great gas mileage and is very comfortable to take trip in.

- Regina C

It's a keyless car, so there's never a fear of locking your keys inside.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It's a great car overall, but it's pretty compact. As a family of 4, it feels crowded. It gets excellent gas mileage and has exhibited superior performance. We encountered a lot of warranty service recalls, but everything was corrected quickly and at no cost. We've been pleased with this car, especially since it was pre-owned.

- Katie M

car has great gas mileage. Also love interior lights. Price very reasonable.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

the car tends to wander in windy conditions. Does not handle rain very well. Tends to hydroplane. The car has great gas mileage. Love adjustable seat. Has great air conditioner and heat. Trunk has plenty space. Has had several factory recalls but provided extended warranty coverage. I like blue accent lights.

- meghan H

My car is a beauty. Fit for a hard working mother.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My car is very reliable. I drive far distances every week and I never had any major problems with it. The air and heat works very well. My kids are very comfortable riding in the back seat with plenty of room. My seats are a light peanut butter color. My car it's fit for a working hard mother like myself.

- She J

Performance and reliability of the Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The best thing is the warranty of 100,000 miles. Performance overall is great and the comfort. The one downfall is the brake lights go out on the car pretty frequently and my vehicle has had a lot of recalls over the past couple of years. In recent years they have added more features to the newer models

- Rochelle B

SiriusXM built in and Bluetooth capability in the standard model.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Reliable and affordable vehicle. This car gets great mileage, and has nice features for a lower end model that come standard, like Bluetooth capability and Sirius XM built in. The only issue I have is the amount of recalls on this make/model. All in all, this is a safe, reliable and affordable vehicle.

- Belle A

Good, dependable vehicle.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Had to take it in multiple times for recalls..But other than that, it is a great car. Great on gas, good handling, and very comfortable to drive long distance. We are thinking of getting a sante fe, but being this car had so many recalls on it, do not know if we will take a chance with another Hyundai.

- GLORIA H

Hyundai sonata Tigris limited edition with red leather interior.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I really enjoy the drive of my car. It is fully loaded with touch screen navigation and XM radio. The eco button helps with fuel costs as well. My car is a limited edition that has custom red leather interior with white exterior that makes for a very sleek look to it and very unique at the same time.

- Jacob R

New engine due to manufacturing error.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My car is easy to handle. It has a new engine in it due to an issue with the manufacturing of the car. The driver's seat can move up, down, forward, and backward. There isn't any vents in the back seat but the AC is still really good. There is a lot of room in the car and it has a great audio setup.

- Ashley A

I Love my Hyundai Sonata you ought to think about purchasing one today

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My Hyundai Sonata is very reliable with excellent gas mileage. It drives really well, haven't had any problems with it so far as driving it.I've taken 2 road trips to and from had no problems. Only thing to look out for is the brake light bulb I had a little trouble taking it out to change it..

- Tracey E

The perfect family vehicle

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Great car to serve simple purpose. Family friendly and safe on the road. Durable interior with some slight chipping due to wear and tear. Overall comfortable and easy to navigate. Still in top condition after all these years. Mileage has it seemed to age the car and the 10 year warranty is a plus

- Jay P

My views on buying a Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Often have engine troubles along with a few other things such as window controls, steering wheel column and fan belt the car often shakes if I drive to fast on the highway I would suggest if buying a Hyundai buying a different model or seeking other opinions before making a purchase do research

- Ariel H

Not the best car, but holds 18 gallons of gas!

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car is not reliable at all, constantly having to take it into the shop to get work done. The engine has given out already twice in the 8 years where it's needed a total replacement. It also does not drive smooth at all. The benefit is that the gas mileage is good, and lasts me a long time.

- grandma M

A great value for a family car.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car gets great gas mileage; has plenty of room for my husband and teenage sons; easy maintenance; have had several minor recalls that were quick fixes at the dealership. One major recall with the engine, that Hyundai replaced (and paid for a rental!). Customer service has been outstanding.

- Karen T

The car with all you need in a family sedan

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The ride is incredibly smooth and comfortable. My family and I have taken several long road trips with it for this reason and because of the good gas mileage. This vehicle is also pretty reliable, and not very expensive for up keep. Also, for a sedan, it handles pretty well in the snow too.

- Monica W

I chose to buy a Hyundai for their warranty.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The sonata Hyundai has a great warranty. The company stands behind their products. The warranty was the selling point in purchasing vehicle. I am very satisfied with the customer service I have received at the Hyundai dealership thus far. My next vehicle will most likely be a Hyundai model.

- ROSE A

New car. Upgrading to the bigger version of Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Would love to have a backup camera. It rides smooth and is very spacious. I had an Elantra which is the smaller version and it was not as fast as the sonata so I really enjoy the car. The car had a few recalls, nothing that Hyundai doesn't fix but it would help if it didn't have any at all

- May W

It is a good all around vehicle and I recommend it

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car is perfect so far. Even though it's sort of an outdated model it still proves that even in 2011 it was ahead of its time with these awesome features and performance. I recommend anyone to buy this model car as you won't be disappointed with any of its performance or comfortability

- Jonathan L

The paint is very well and good on gas for long trips.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My car is a very reliable car. Haven't had any problems.I love all the features of my vehicle. It's very comfortable car. It does need some maintenance on the vehicle. The car drives very well has need new tires and Alignment. The stairwell plastic is coming up part from the heat .

- Alexandra A

2011 Hyundai sonata is a great car to own.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car is nice overall but it has had a bunch of recalls on the motor, brakes, and seatbelts.It's good on gas and a very good car for traveling. It has a spacious back seat and passenger seating. The Bluetooth system is a little difficult to work but overall it is a good vehicle.

- Britt M

Great car! The car last a long time as long as you Keep up the maintenance

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I like the fact that is gas efficient. It rides smoothly. Has a lot of great features. I don't like having to consistently get the brake lights changed. And a few other sensors go bad a lot. I like the color and the way the car is made. I wish it had the rear view parking camera.

- Williams S

The sunroof and the free recall.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Has to many safety recalls. Engine with less than 120 thousand miles, air bag, steering wheel system. Cars been at Hyundai for over 6mo. For new engine to be installed. Engines coming from japan and takes a while to be installed due to all the recalls and the overseas shipments.

- Tina L

The joy and satisfaction of owning a Hyundai I sonata greatest car ever.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It gets great mileage. It is very roomy and comfortable. It runs great. It has a very nice styled body. We haven't had to have many repairs on it. We had new tires put on it. I would highly suggest this car to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle. It is a very reliable car.

- Janice D

My Hyundai Sonata GLS has had many issues. This car is a lemon.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Ever since I bought the vehicle used, there have been over 10 recalls on this specific vehicle, as well as it has had multiple electrical issues. Also, the brake pads wear very easily and need replaced frequently. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone, please do not buy.

- Stephanie M

The car turbo engine, plus it has power windows, sits drives pretty smooth.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My car is very reliable for that last 3-4 years I have minimal issues. But in the last year or so my engine light keeps coming on. There has been several recalls on my car which is very frustrating. The majority of the time, I have to take off work to get things taken care of.

- Marilyn F

Ages well, roomy and comfortable. Would buy another car from Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

There have been a lot of recalls on my car, but the dealership has always diligently handled them. Bought it in 2010 and still in amazing condition! Gets great gas mileage and has been very reliable for me. It is roomy and can easily fit 3 in the back seat comfortably.

- Jessica O

Lots of space in a small car

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

It is very comfortable and has good legroom even in the back seat. It has a big trunk. It is very comfortable. It looks very sporty and it is fun to drive. The only problem is there have been so many recalls, but they have given us more time on the warranty.

- Ann H

An overall reliable vehicle.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I happen to love my 2011 Hyundai sonata. It does not do the best in the snow by any means but it does well for being just a car. It also does not seem to like really cold weather too much but what car does? Overall it has proven to be a pretty reliable vehicle.

- Chi V

Great car for gas mileage.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

This car gets very good gas mileage. The seats are not very comfortable and the headlights are not very bright for nighttime. The passenger seat height cannot be adjusted and the seat has to be moved forward or backward with a metal bar (it is not electric).

- Sherry D

Reliable and not too flashy car.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Very reliable. Haven't had any major issues my entire time owning the vehicle. I do not have any extra features but the features I do have make the car perfect for what I need it for. The only feature I wish I had was a backup camera to help me with parking.

- Ashley M

Why my car should have been sent back to Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My Hyundai Sonata is a 2011 which was the first year of the car design that was completely changed. I have had about 15 recalls that have had to be fixed. It burns a lot of oil. I have problems with the steering and front end. Overall the car drives good.

- Anne B

My 2011 Hyundai sonata- good car and would definitely recommend.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Solid interior, has nice add-ons like Bluetooth, aux input. Easy to drive and smooth. I haven't had any issues with it is reliability but I have noticed it can be a little jumpy when accelerating even when it seems like you are pushing with your big toe.

- Molly M

The gas mileage is wonderful.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The only problem that I have had with this car is that the AC does not get as cold as desired. I've tried to fix it, but it didn't work. The gas mileage is great. Heated seats are great. The car has really held its value, and has been super trustworthy.

- Lexie O

One thing about this car that stands out is the climate control

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The performance of this car is great it is completely reliable the gas Mileage is great. It is a very stylish car they lay out of this car is well thought out everything is in easy reach while driving. It's a great car and definitely a great first car.

- Morgan K

Great vehicle for people who want something that is reliable.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My sonata is very reliable. I do not have any major issues, I just make sure that I get it maintained on a regular basis. The only downside is that I have noticed that there has been several recalls and I did have some issues with flickering headlights.

- Susan W

Also, It's a great gas saver!

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I love me vehicle, I've had it for 5 years and I still have never had any major problems. The only thing I can say I don't like is that it doesn't let you know when to check your oil but other than that it's a great car! Also, it's a Great gas saver!

- Emily M

Waste of money

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Steer clear of this vehicle. Complete engine recall two years ago. New engine installed with only a 12,000 mile warranty.This is a disposable car!! Cheap parts cheap tires cheap engine

- Annie stickler

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