5 great cars for different family needs
Sedan: Hyundai Sonata
If you like the styling and features of higher-priced luxury sedans but not the price tag, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is for you. Its new exterior has lines akin to a luxury import, and a wide array of luxury features are available without hurting your wallet.
With a starting price of just $19,195, the Hyundai Sonata has always been a great value. It's currently selling at about 10 percent below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, or MSRP, on average, according to TrueCar.com.
Redesigned for the 2011 model year, the Sonata has new, more distinctive exterior styling and improved fuel economy, getting an EPA-estimated 24 city/35 highway mpg. Powered by a 198-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, the Sonata is a solid performer with a comfortable ride. Even the top-of-the-line model is just $25,295 MSRP and comes with such luxury features as dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats and a premium sound system.
All Hyundai cars come with five years or 60,000 miles of free roadside assistance. Through Nov. 30, car shoppers can lease a Sonata for $199 a month with $2,399 due at signing.