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#3560 of 5331 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO
Jun 26, 2010 (9:17 am)
Here is my guess on the pricing for this car (and it's ONLY a guess):
Current 2011 Limited (no Turbo) w/OUT NAV: $26,015
Current 2011 Limited (no Turbo) WITH NAV: $28,115
If Hyundai adds as much as $3000 (I'm hoping for only $2000) for the turbo upgrade, that would mean...
NEW 2011 Limited TURBO w/OUT NAV: $29,015
NEW 2011 Limited TURBO WITH NAV: $31,115
These are full sticker prices.
One competitor: 2010 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V6:
NO NAV: $29,580
With NAV: $31,855
This means Hyundai's pricing would be right in line with Honda.
#3561 of 5331 Re: $33k for Limited Turbo? [poodog13]
Jun 26, 2010 (9:58 am)
I doubt it in general. But, "in some areas", sure what could not be possible?
Dealer's internet price for a fully loaded new 2010 Azera was 27K in my area when I bought my Sonata.
#3562 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [amoviefan1]
Jun 26, 2010 (10:13 am)
If I remember correctly, Limited Turbo will come with some more things like a back-up sensor, hid, heated & ventilated front seats.
So you need to add $476 for a backup camera and $513 for a backup sensor.
Limited Turbo : $31,115 (if Hyundai adds only $3,000 for the turbo & other add-on upgrade)
Accord : $32,843 (if their price on new 2011 model stay the same)
#3563 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [amoviefan1]
Jun 26, 2010 (11:10 am)
I posted this in the Midsize section but Kia has a configuration tool for their new Optima, I'm guessing the pricing will be similar: Optima Configuration tool
#3564 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [amoviefan1]
Jun 26, 2010 (12:36 pm)
You can't compare a Turbo to a V6. Performance of the present 4cyl Sonata is comparable to the Honda v6. So compare the 4cyl Limited $25k to the Honda $31k.
#3565 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [schdy]
Jun 26, 2010 (1:13 pm)
Why cant you compare the turbo to the V6? Sonata's turbo is their solution to a more powerful car, they substituted the turbo for a V6 so they could get better gas mileage, a lighter weight and the same power/torque. It's directly comparable to the Honda V6.
#3566 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [dash5]
Jun 26, 2010 (6:12 pm)
How can you compare a car that has not even been released? I love the new 2011 Sonata as a great value, but their engine technology is not close to Honda's. The 2010 Accord V6 is smooth as silk and has valve mgt. system that shuts of 2 or 3 valve and its an engineering marvel. Except VW most turbos are not smoother than V6s but do provide more for less!
#3567 of 5331 Re: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited TURBO [schdy]
Jun 26, 2010 (6:25 pm)
I have driven 2011 Sonata GLS/SE 198 HP and its nice car very similar to Accord EX 4cyl with 190HP. Its engine is not even close to Accord V6 at 264 HP. My 03 V^6Accord produces smooth silky 243 HP. 2010 Accord V6 is a great solid engine. Honda is way ahead of other Asian giants in engine technology and HYUNDAI IS NOT EVEN CLOSE! Only Nissan's 3.5 V6 is as good.
#3568 of 5331 Re: Sonatas repair history [connecticut2]
Jun 26, 2010 (6:52 pm)
I believe you mean reliability index of a given model. Best source is Consumer Report which rates 2006-2010 Sonatas 4 cyl, as above average and well recommended. For 2011 Sonata, there is no data since it takes a year from the release year to accumulate data and CR comes out with April auto issue when all the models are rated.
2011 Sonata is a wonderful car and CR did a comparison with other vehicles rates them as no. 2 on their list of best midsize cars after Altima, based on performance, safety, value and reliability. Since CR is ad. free its less influenced by adv. dollars like other auto magazines. Another good source is JD Powers initial and 3 year old model survey. No data on 2011 Sonata there either.
CR rates Honda as most reliable brand name and Accord has the best resale of all the midsize cars. Due to heavy factory to dealer incentive besides 1200 rebates, the Accords are being marked off by 2k to 2500 k off invoice! You can get LX-P 4cyl Accord sedan with AT for 19500-19,800 (destination included) plus TTL. Add invoice value to each upgrade package, so EX will be for 1600 -1700 more!
#3569 of 5331 Re: Sonatas repair history [alookman]
Jun 26, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Since CR is ad. free its less influenced by adv. dollars like other auto magazines
I've seen many, many people make this statement and I have once had anyone prove it or provide information to back it up other than "well, they take advertising dollars so they must phony up their reviews" or "they didn't agree with me so they must be on the take".
I'm not naive enuought to think that it's not possible(live in the Chicago area) but these mags have reputations to maintain. How many people have worked for them over the years and nobody has "confessed" to slanting a story because a manufacturer was a big advertiser. These mags take ad dollars from just about every manufacturer so how would they decide who to favor unless there was huge payoffs.
I just wish people would stop saying unless they can actually prove it.