2011 Hyundai Sonata gets a turbo boost

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Hyundai today unveiled its 2011 Sonata with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, at the New York Auto Show. The 2011 non-turbo Sonata sedan was first introduced at the L.A. Auto Show in December 2009. Instead of getting bigger engines, this year’s theme is “lean and mean machines.” With that, Hyundai new 2011 Sonata turbocharged inline 4-banger engine puts out about 274 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque from 1,800 to 4,500 rmp range.

In the new 2.0L turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Sonata 2.0T is expected to deliver an estimated fuel-economy of 22/34 mpg (city/highway).

“The Sonata 2.0T is a great example of what our Blue Drive product strategy is doing for consumers,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “Think about it – more horsepower than any of our V6 competitors, with better gas mileage than any competitive 4-cylinder model. We’re not fans of compromising at Hyundai, and the Sonata really demonstrates this aspect of our business approach.”

The 2.0T engine will be available on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE and Limited trims. If you still want better fuel economy, check out the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid here.