2011 Hyundai Sonata Priced at $19,195

When the redesigned 2011 Sonata goes on sale later this month, it will be one of the most affordable midsize sedans on the market, but not by much. Base GLS models with a six-speed manual are $19,195 before destination charges of $720. The competition is close with manual-equipped versions of the Ford Fusion ($19,695), Toyota Camry ($19,395), Mazda6 ($18,450), Nissan Altima ($19,900 with continuously variable automatic transmission), Honda Accord ($21,055), Subaru Legacy ($19,995) and the slightly smaller Suzuki Kizashi ($18,999). The outgoing Sonata started at $18,700.

We covered the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and its 198- or 200-horsepower four-cylinder and 35 mpg highway rating at last year’s L.A. Auto Show. You can read more here.

Hyundai points out that the 2011 Sonata is well equipped in base form, with the GLS coming standard with USB inputs, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, keyless entry, heated mirrors, Bluetooth and steering-wheel audio controls. Adding an automatic transmission brings the GLS price to $20,195.

The Sonata’s top trim level of Limited continues to be much less than the competition’s comparable entries and starts at $25,295. Navigation is an option on all trim levels.

A full price, option package and trim level breakdown from the automaker is below.

Sonata GLS manual transmission - $19,195
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full covers
  • Electronic stability control/traction control/antilock brake/tire pressure monitoring systems
  • Front active head restraints
  • Front, front seat side and curtain airbags
  • Body color front grille
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel with cruise and audio controls
  • AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with iPod/USB and aux input jacks
  • Remote keyless entry and alarm
  • Power windows, locks, heated mirrors
  • Air conditioning
  • Advanced trip computer with custom settings
  • Integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer
  • Eco indicator
  • Daytime running lights

Sonata GLS Automatic Transmission – $20,195
(In addition to or in place of Sonata GLS manual transmission equipment):
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic
  • Popular Equipment Package - $750
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Driver’s lumbar support
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Leatherette interior panel door inserts
  • Automatic light control
  • Popular Equipment Package plus navigation - $1,700
  • Requires Popular Equipment Package
  • Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
  • Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
Sonata SE automatic transmission - $22,595

(In addition to or in place of Sonata GLS with automatic transmission equipment):
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 200 hp
  • Six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 18-inch Hyper Silver alloy wheels with performance tires
  • Dark chrome front grille
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Sport-tuned suspension and steering
  • Sport seats featuring leather bolsters with cloth inserts
  • Proximity entry with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Front fog lights
  • Dual exhaust
Navigation and Sunroof Package - $2,600
  • Power sunroof with tilt and slide
  • Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
  • Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
Sonata Limited with automatic transmission  - $25,295
(In addition to or in place of Sonata SE with automatic transmission, excludes SE sport-tuned suspension):
  • 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder producing 198 hp
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front and rear seats
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming mirror/HomeLink/compass
  • Premium door sill plates/“Limited” badge
  • In-dash six-disc CD changer
  • HD Radio technology with multicasting
  • Dimension premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with standard tires
  • Side mirror turn-signal indicators
  • Power tilt and slide sunroof
  • Unique interior accents (Piano Black or Woodgrain)
  • Floor console-mounted rear vents
Navigation Package - $2,100
  • Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display (replaces six-disc CD changer)
  • Rear backup camera
  • Infinity premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier
  • Deletes HD Radio Technology with multicasting
By David Thomas | February 2, 2010 | Comments (9)



It's curious that Hyundai doesn't offer a manual tranny on the ostensibly sporty SE model. Looks like the 2011 Sonata won't have a place on my car shopping list.

Dave- the price noted in the article for the Suzuki Kizashi is actually for the 6-speed Manual Kizashi 'S', not the CVT version.

thanks for the catch. lots of figures with this post.

I don't think many sedan buyers are looking for manual for sporty driving although there are a niche of fans out there. Hyundai's likely playing to the widest margins here.


When I tell my brother that my next car might be a Hyundai, he told me that he feels very sorry to people who drives a Hyundai. That I should love myself more and buy something with a better name.
Well. If Hyundai will make more expensive cars than I have an argument.
BTW, did they install folding side mirrors finally?
Here is what happening. Hyundai is leaving Kia behind for poor people while itself they want to directly compete with Accord. They don't want anymore be known as "good for the money". They want people to think, that they are competing with Honda and Toyota on the basis of quality.
But my last weeks trip to Hyundai dealership only showed shortcomings on Hyundai quality versus Honda. May be new Sonata will change all that?


Your brother is right.


"When the redesigned 2011 Sonata goes on sale later this month..."

I thought the new Sonata was supposed to come out on January? Guess not...

Anyways, looking forward to see these soon. Definitely on the top of my list for something new.


another way they r emulating Honda/Toyota...1st Hyundai with Daytime Running Lights!..when should dealers be getting these since they r made in AL?


Do you know if the 2011 Sonata Limited will have a power Passenger seat? Also, can you get Xenon (HID) headlamps on a Limited? When is the turbo version coming out and will there be added features on it? Thanks.


If you think Samsung can take over Sony's market, then Hyundai can also take over Toyota's market ;-)

Larry Dee Lited

Goodbye Honda, so long Toyota. This is it, the new Sonata. If the features and styling don't do it, the test drive should. Around the same HP as an Acura TSX, it is formidable, and on regular gas, take that, Acura. This is one giant move for Hyundai. Signed, 30 year former Honda buyer.

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