2011 Hyundai Sonata SE
Base price: $22,595
Price, as tested: $26,015
Powertrain: 2.4-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with Gasoline Direct Injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Horsepower: 200 at 6,300 rpm
Torque: 186 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm
Curb weight: 3,250 pounds
0-60 mph: 8 seconds
Wheelbase: 110.0 inches
Overall length: 189.8 inches
EPA fuel economy: 22/35 city/highway
Final thoughts: Plenty of value and amenities, but Sonata "chutes" itself in the foot with its performance.