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Hyundai Sonata Sedan: 2011 Best Family Car Review, Specs, Price

Back in January we reported that the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was voted the safest car, along with a host of others. However, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance voted the Hyundai Sonata as one of the best family cars. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata, with its class leading 35 mpg standard highway fuel economy, all 4 cylinder engine lineup and class above interior volume, was selected as one of the 2011 Best Cars for Families by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Sonata joins a list of 8 other vehicles deemed the most family friendly by Kiplinger’s extensive evaluation.Hyundai Sonata Sedan - 2011 Best Family Car Review, Specs, Price“Hyundai’s Sonata beat out the midsize sedan competition to earn Kiplinger’s Best New Car award this year for an innovative redesign that’s parent and kid-friendly,” said Jessica Anderson, associate editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.  “The turbocharged Sonata SE 2.0T has the most horsepower in the segment and nimble handling for Mom or Dad. The back seat fits two child car seats easily, plus it has decent legroom and cup holders in the rear armrest.”

There are many other cars on the road that offer greater fuel-efficiency. However, PRLog does say that the interior and the range of engines are more than what rivals offer. The best of the lineup seems to be the Sonata SE 2.0T, with its turbocharded engine, and the great part is that it cost less than $35,000.

Each of the vehicles on Kiplinger’s list has a sticker price below $35,000 and respectable fuel economy. All were required to do well in Kiplinger’s road tests, have plenty of cargo space (for strollers and other gear) and have received positive reviews from parents. All vehicles also received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick designation, meaning they earned the top rating not only for front, side and rear crash tests but also for roof-strength rollover tests, and have standard stability control. Traction control and six airbags are also standard on each.

“The 2011 Sonata is a smart buy for families looking for class-leading comfort, an EPA designated large volume interior and advanced standard safety technologies,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Couple that with a four-cylinder engine lineup producing impressive fuel economy with the power of a V6, and the Sonata is the perfect midsize sedan choice for parents and their kids.”

If you are looking for a family car and are on a tight budget, then you cannot go wrong with the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. If you did not know the make of vehicle, then you would be forgiven for thinking that you were in something with a higher price tag – maybe even something German.

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