"Very stylish with good technology, unsatisfactory ride."2.0 starson by GlennWSRQ
Pros: Integrated GPS works well and the vehicle is great to look at.
Cons: Not a smooth ride and poor support from Hyundai. Being told that the "jerkiness is normal and I need to accept it is unacceptable.
Summary: The 2011 Sonata Hybrid is a very stylish car with nice features and technology, unfortunately it does not drive well. I previously owned a Toyota Camry Hybrid and drove it for just over 3 years having bought it new. The MPGs and smoothness of Camry was much better than the 2011 Sonata Hybrid which I purchased new in December 2011.
My Hyundai dealership, Gettel Hyundai Sarasota, Fl has been able to confirm the "jerkiness" of my Sonata Hybrid at low speeds and after having it in the workshop for 2 weeks (May 1 to 15, 2012) confirmed that this is how all 2011 Sonata Hybrids perform and I need to accept it. Computer upgrades were done with no improvement.
I have tried to escalate this problem through Hyundai USA and they categorically deny the problem.
The 2011 Sonata Hybrid is not a pleasure to drive and I am sorry that I switched from the Camry Hybrid to the Sonata Hybrid. I currently have 6,000 miles on the Sonata and am looking forward to when it reaches 100,000 so that I can get rid of it unless Hyundai comes up with a solution and then I will be satisfied.
Several people have asked me about my Sonata as they liked the look of it and I told them truthfully that it looks great and has good technology but does not drive well and I would not recommend that anyone buys this vehicle.
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