“A Lotta Sonata”

Every once in a while you just have to toot your own horn.  And now is that time, at least as far as the 2011 Hyundai Sonata goes, partly because the all-new Sonata is racking up commendations faster than we can keep track and, partly because we feel like showing off.  So, ready?  Take a deep breath. Here goes:

*Best Car for the Money
, “U.S. News and World Report” in January 2011

*Strategic Value Total Value Index Award, Strategic Vision in January 2011

*International Car of the Year, North American International Auto Show in January 2011

*The Top Ten Most Popular Reviews (Sonata took number 1), TheCarConnection in December 2010

*2011 Top Safety Pick, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in December 2010

*All Star, “Automobile Magazine” in December 2010

*“10Best”,  in January 2011 issue of “Car And Driver”

*“Best Buy”, “Consumer Digest” (Sonata shares this distinction with the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan.  Woot Woot!)

*Best Car to Buy, Number One Vehicle Under $50,000, TheCarConnection in November 2010

*2011 Top Safety Rating, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in October 2010

*Top 10 Best Dark-Horse Cars, Edmunds.com in June 2010 (Sonata shares this honor with the Hyundai Genesis.  Ooooooh yeah, baby!)

*(The first ever) AutoPacific President’s Award, AutoPacific in June 2010

Not too shabby for the past 7 months!  We’re fairly confident the Sonata will earn still more recognition; check back often… you never know when we might feel another unstoppable urge to brag.