TheCarConnection Names the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Its ‘Best Car to Buy 2011′

By jeff  |  November 16, 2010  |   press

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — TheCarConnection, the easy-to-use car shopping site that reviews cars and the best of the Web, today named the 2011 Hyundai Sonata its “Best Car to Buy 2011″ as part of its coverage of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, which includes reporting, analysis, photography, as well as real-time Twitter coverage from the show floor.

TheCarConnection’s “Best Car to Buy Award” was chosen from a field of 40 nominees. The winner comes from reviews written by the site’s editors, who road-test nearly every new vehicle introduced each year. Editors rate each new vehicle for performance, styling, utility, features, safety, and assign a green score, then incorporate opinions from the around the Web in each review. The result is a unique, one-stop car rating and review that makes car shopping easier.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a stellar value in all its forms—standard, turbocharged 2.0T, and Hybrid, according to Marty Padgett, editorial director of High Gear Media, and was chosen over finalists such as the 2011 Kia Optima, the 2011 Buick Regal, and the 2011 Ford Explorer.

“The Sonata changes the mid-size sedan game,” Padgett says. “Exceptional safety, fuel economy and standard features make it a must-drive for any new-car shopper.”

TheCarConnection is part of High Gear Media, a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone in the world. High Gear Media’s MotorAuthority, a luxury and performance website, also awarded the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and Wagon its “Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy 2011” honors at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The company’s green-auto site, GreenCarReports, also named the 2011 Nissan Leaf its “Best Green Car to Buy 2011.”

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About High Gear Media

High Gear Media is a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone in the world through websites targeting key buyer and vehicle segments. High Gear Media’s owned and operated network of premium automotive destinations have over 3 million visitors monthly and include its anchor site,, its luxury site,, green and electric car sites, and, its family site and its social media site High Gear Media’s editorial staff and over 250 contributors have written at publications such as Car and Driver, AOL Autos, AutoWeek, Automobile Magazine, and Wired.  The company’s content is syndicated to partners including Yahoo! Autos, Huffington Post,, Discovery News, SpeedTV and The San Francisco Chronicle.  Independent automotive writers and people who are passionate about cars are invited to contribute content by visiting  High Gear Media is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and received its funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and DAG Ventures.