2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 4dr Sdn

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The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is without a doubt one of the best midsize sedans on the market, offering excellent fuel economy, plenty of power and one of the most innovative exterior designs in a long time. Its cabin can be easily described as a work of art thanks to its phenomenal appearance, user-friendly controls and heaps of options when it comes to special features.



With the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, you get one of the most good-looking, fuel efficient and affordable midsize sedan – that can easily compete with the likes of Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. Sonata has managed to go from imitator to innovator in a matter of years, now inspiring nearly every sedan on the market. In fact, even the base Nissan Altima should feel threatened by the most recent iteration of the Sonata.

The biggest example of this car's originality stems from its exterior. With features like a deeply sculpted hood and well-placed chrome to highlight the beltline, the Sonata Hybrid feels like a tribute to a time when car designers took more risks than they do now. The grille is endowed with beautiful details, with sweptback headlights on each side adding a touch of elegance. In the meantime, its high beltline and sharply angled back window endow the new Sonata with the kind of presence that few cars can match. Some of the features you'll find here include 16-inch alloy wheels on the GLS trim, 18-inch split-spoke alloy wheels on the 2.0T and panoramic moonroof on the Limited model.

Once you make your way inside, you'll find yourself within something that can be comfortably described as a work of art. So, in case you were wondering, the Sonata Hybrid's cabin is as good, if not better, as the exterior. You'll find the same aggressive shapes and slick curves as on the outside, complemented quite nicely by striking blue backlighting. Some of the features include heated back seats, eight-inch touchscreen and Blind Spot Detection. If there's one issue with this cabin, it would be the loss of the "sitting man" shape of the ventilation controls, if you decide to upgrade to the navigation system.

Under the hood, the hybrid version of the Sonata carries a single electric motor that sits between a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, while a lithium-polymer battery stores excess energy. This is in fact a full hybrid, which means that you can drive it at low speeds on electric power alone. The four-cylinder that you get here can produce 206 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque – fantastic numbers for a hybrid car.

The fuel economy you get in return is quite staggering too. With the EPA ratings of 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway, you'll save more money on this sedan than on any of its rivals.

One of the bigger complaints about the previous Sonata models was that they don't handle that well. Luckily, the 2014 Sonata aims to fix that by offering three modes for the electric power steering as well as retuned suspension and more sound insulation to keep the noise out.

Overall, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is an excellent package that is well worth the $28,249 asking price. It looks good, it offers superb fuel economy and it's powerful enough to satisfy any driver out there. It's the perfect example of how far the Korean car market has progressed. We highly recommend taking this sedan for a drive.



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
4dr Sdn$28,249 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn Limited$30,449 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn Limited w/Technology Pkg$34,249 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

April 01, 2014 thru April 30, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
4dr Sdn$28,249$1,989$0
4dr Sdn Limited$30,449$2,145$0
4dr Sdn Limited w/Technology Pkg$34,249$2,465$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn$1,989$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.99%
4dr Sdn Limited$2,145$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.99%
4dr Sdn Limited w/Technology Pkg$2,465$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.99%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn$1,989$0N/A1.99%2.99%3.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn Limited$2,145$0N/A1.99%2.99%3.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn Limited w/Technology Pkg$2,465$0N/A1.99%2.99%3.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineGas/Electric I-4
Horsepower @RPM159 @ 5500
Displacement2.4 L/144
Torque @RPM154 @ 4500
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
Fuel Economy (Hwy)4.9 (Est) L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)5.4 (Est) L/100 km
Body type4dr Car
Passenger5
Drive TrainEMPTY
TransmissionEMPTY
Power and Performance:

The variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) gasoline engine is expected to once again combine with a 35-kilowatt electric motor for 199 total hp, while 154 lb-ft of torque also returns from last year. All this oomph is managed via the returning 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to the tune of 36 mpg city/40 highway in both Sonata Hybrid trims, though the Limited’s weightier frame drops its mpg average just a notch. Regenerative braking, meanwhile, continues to help recharge the 47-hp electric motor, while auto stop/start technology keeps fuel wastage to a minimum in stop-and-go situations.

Originally appeared on Car Gurus.

Interiors and Special Features:

Like its dynamic exterior, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's interior is a work of art. Following the exterior design theme, the Sonata's interior is a mix of bold shapes, smooth finishes and lots of attractive blue backlighting. Features such as the Limited trim's heated rear seat are practically unheard of in other competitors. However, while we do like the look of the rakish rear pillars, the design somewhat cuts into rear-seat headroom. We also lament the loss of the cool "sitting man" control panel for the ventilation controls when upgrading to the navigation system.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, active front head restraints and six airbags (front, front-side, full-length side curtain).

In government crash-testing, the Sonata received a perfect 5-star overall rating, including five stars in every category except frontal protection, for which it received four stars. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sonata its highest rating of Good in all crash tests except the new small overlap frontal-offset test, in which a Marginal rating (second worst of four) was assessed. 

Originally appeared on Auto Trader.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 12.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 2.4 L/144
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 159 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4500

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 57.7
Length, Overall (in) 189.8
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 65

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) 2829.78
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 3118.53
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 5.4 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 4.9 (Est)

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Size P205/65VR16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 6

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3508

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5

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MECHANICAL

Engine: 2.4L I4 DOHC MPI -inc: lithium-polymer battery powered electric motor
Transmission: 6-Speed Electronic Automatic w/OD -inc: shift lock and SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Front-Wheel Drive
3.32 Axle Ratio
54-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Hybrid Electric Motor
4586# Gvwr
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
65 L Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
Lithium Polymer Traction Battery

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 16 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy -inc: (Hybrid Design)
Tires: P205/65R16
Spare Tire Tire Inflator
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper w/Grey Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Chrome Bodyside Insert
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Chrome Grille
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps
LED Brakelights

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 4.3" touch-screen colour display, 6 speakers (2-front-door-mounted speakers, 2 tweeters and 2 rear speakers) (104 watts), iPod/USB/auxiliary input jacks (front centre stack bin), shark fin antenna design w/XM satellite radio reception, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and steering wheel audio controls, Backup Camera
Radio w/Seek-Scan and Clock
6 Speakers
Wireless Streaming
Integrated Roof Antenna

INTERIOR

Heated Multi Adjustable Bucket Front Seats -inc: active head restraints (height adjustable), seatback pockets and heated front seats (2 stage)
Premium Cloth Front Seats
Bench Front Facing Premium Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Leather Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Leather Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Tire Inflator
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Instrument Panel Covered Bin and Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Digital/Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest w/Storage and Rear Centre Armrest w/Pass-Thru
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Camera