Kelley Blue Books www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, named the 2011 Hyundai Sonata to its annual list of Top 10 Family Cars. Sonata joins a list of family-friendly vehicles, including the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Honda Odyssey, and the 2011 Volkswagen Golf.

According to kbb.com experts the Sonata is taking the mid-size sedan market by storm with a compelling mix of design, quality and value. The Sonata also is chock-full of safety features, comes with one of the best warranties on the market, and even offers a fuel-sipping hybrid model. With enough style and versatility to transform effortlessly from child-hauler to client shuttle on a daily basis, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is an easy choice for someone who needs to impress while still being practical.

We are proud to receive this recognition from kbb.com, said Mike OBrien, vice president of product and corporate planning, Hyundai Motor America. With advanced standard safety features, three versatile powertrain choices including our class-leading 40 mpg highway BlueDrive Hybrid, unrivaled interior convenience technologies and enough space to comfortably fit the entire family, the Sonata is the perfect option for families looking for quality and value without sacrificing on performance and design.

Kelley Blue Books kbb.com editors assessed the winning models based on safety, comfort, economy of operation, child-friendliness, a reasonable purchase price and good resale value.

This year was especially difficult for the kbb.com editors to narrow down the Top 10 Family Cars of 2011 choices, as there is such a variety of new cars on the market today that have appealing features for the American family; capable versatility, value, safety and economical factors, to name a few, said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Books kbb.com.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata features some of the most advanced technological options, such as a navigation system with voice activation and interactive touch screen through XM NavTraffic and XM Data Services, integrated Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a Homelink transceiver. It has many safety features, including Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, and Anti-Lock breaking systems. Sonata was also the first midsize car to receive a five-star crash test rating under National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations new, more stringent 2011 system and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick honor, placing it in a safety position unsurpassed in the industry.

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