#11-2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Range: 27 miles
Battery Size: 9.8 kWh
Power: 154 HP and 140 lb-ft
Out of all the gas-electric hybrids that can jump between gas and electric without you even noticing, this hybrid may be the trump card within the mix. 2016 marks a fresh redesign for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and that means correcting some of the mishaps of the first try, namely a very bland driving experience. Now the suspension and steering is more balanced but overall far from a sporty experience.
Outside, it’s quite handsome with a smart looking front end accented by LED’s around the fogs. Distinct rear taillights with clear borders set it apart from other Sonatas if the badging doesn’t give it away.
Inside, thanks to aerodynamics worthy of Formula 1, it’s eerily quiet. Acoustic glass, a slippery front end design as well as sound deadening all over can make for an peaceful and quiet driving experience. The touch-points aren’t anything to write home about, but it’s overall neat and tidy. The interior space is more than spacious and you can fit three full-size adults in the back albeit it’ll be a bit of a squeeze. With 13.3 cu-feet of cargo space, you can pack modestly.
A unique feature is its regen Charge mode that when initiated, has the capability of charging your batteries while you’re rolling along. Edmunds squeezed out an extra 22 miles after just 30 minutes of freeway driving. Not bad.
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