2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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Quick Look

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid differs slightly from the standard sedan as a result of subtle modifications made to the exterior profile, designed to achieve more a mature and traditional look rather than the previously dazzling appearance. The back end notably takes on the most changes for improved aerodynamics. On the inside, however, is a comfortably spacious cabin that likewise features a host of technical capabilities designed to improve your driving experience. And while these components are interesting, its biggest asset is obviously the hybrid drivetrain – sporting a combined electric motor and 2.0 litre four-cylinder gas engine, powered by a 270-volt lithium polymer battery. Altogether, this midsize sedan hybrid receives superb fuel economy and is great for everyday driving. 




Full Review

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features several features that aim to differentiate from its standard sedan counterpart, most notably in its exterior profile and of course, under the hood. While minimally modified on the outside to take on more of an understated appearance, its interior cabin is still comfortable and vastly spacious, seating up to five passengers. Performance wise, this hybrid is decently capable and powerful, sure to please environmentally friendly drivers. Overall, the Sonata Hybrid is an undoubtedly attractive, comfortable and green-driven vehicle.

The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid takes on more of a conservative and mature look rather than the flashy, gimmicky appearance from previous models. Rather, subtle changes have been made to its outer profile in an effort to differentiate from standard Sonata sedans, specifically with the goal of improving aerodynamics. This hybrid loses the grimaced, aggressive look at the front and adds different fascia contours with slightly restyled headlamps that seem rather understated. Moreover, the back-end receives more major modifications with a new aero rear bumper, small rear trunk-lid spoiler and a downward extending rear diffuser to help with turbulence. Most changes are made with aerodynamics in mind and ultimately work to allow this vehicle to cruise with minimal resistance.

On the inside is a generously spacious cabin with plenty of all-around comfort for both front-seat and backseat passengers. Standard vinyl or available leather upholstery lines the interior, with available heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel for maximum comfort and convenience. Folding rear seatbacks likewise flip forward easily to store cargo, and there’s also great trunk space for extended storage. This year’s hybrid also boasts a super quiet cabin with soft-drive quality for an overall relaxing ride. Standard on the Sonata Hybrid’s center console is also a five-inch colour touchscreen that bundles infotainment, Bluetooth audio, Sirius XM satellite radio and a rear view camera system. There’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity for modern drivers.

The real highlight of this vehicle, of course, can be found under the hood with the hybrid drivetrain lineup. The Sonata Hybrid uses the Hyundai Nu 2.0-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine, which produces 154 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a 38-kW electric motor system attached to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission, further powered by a 270-volt lithium polymer battery. The unit altogether produces 193 horsepower and offers stellar fuel economy with 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres highway on base SE models.

Standard safety features on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications system. This incredibly helpful program offers roadside assistance, crash response, remote door lock control and monitoring features for parents with young drivers. This midsize sedan is very safe and provides maximum protection for drivers of all ages.

As it stands, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boasts immense comfort and features a great hybrid drivetrain for eco-friendly drivers. This midsize sedan is among the best if you’re looking for a stylish hybrid.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.4 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
FWD Sedan$29,649 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited$33,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited w/Colour Pack$33,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Ultimate$37,499 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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Latest Incentives

May 03, 2016 thru May 31, 2016
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Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
FWD Sedan$29,649$2,042$0
Limited$33,799$2,328$0
Limited w/Colour Pack$33,799$2,328$0
Ultimate$37,499$2,621$0
Ultimate w/Colour Pack$37,499$2,621$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
FWD Sedan$2,042$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.49%2.49%
Limited$2,328$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.49%2.49%
Limited w/Colour Pack$2,328$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.49%2.49%
Ultimate$2,621$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.49%2.49%
Ultimate w/Colour Pack$2,621$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%2.49%2.49%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
FWD Sedan$2,042$00.99%0.99%1.99%1.99%N/AN/AN/A
Limited$2,328$00.99%0.99%1.99%1.99%N/AN/AN/A
Limited w/Colour Pack$2,328$00.99%0.99%1.99%1.99%N/AN/AN/A
Ultimate$2,621$00.99%0.99%1.99%1.99%N/AN/AN/A
Ultimate w/Colour Pack$2,621$00.99%0.99%1.99%1.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 2.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM193
Fuel TypeElectric
Body typeSedan
Number of Doors4
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The Sonata Hybrid uses the Hyundai Nu 2.0 gas direct-injection engine, which produces 154 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. That gas-burning engine interfaces with a Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device, (TMED) which is a fancy way of saying an electric motor and clutch assembly. It joins the six-speed automatic transmission (no CVT) and manages a combined 193 horsepower. Observant readers will discover the 2.0-liter gas engine replaces the old Theta II 2.4-liter multiport-injected four-cylinder engine. Before any power users raise a ruckus, Hyundai engineers claim the smaller engine yields more than 10-percent efficiency over the outgoing mill. The EPA says to look for 39 city/43 highway with a 41 mpg average from this powertrain. 

Read more at Left Lane News.

Interiors and Special Features:

Other Hybrids may skimp a bit on overall comfort or usability, but you won’t find that here. Front-seat comfort and space are generous, even for taller drivers, and in back Hyundai claims best-in-class front-seat headroom and legroom for the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In. While that’s true by the numbers, there are some caveats. This back seat still feels vast and spacious by most accounts, yet we’re still not convinced that there’s an abundance of headroom in back for adults. If those much over six feet tall lean back to a comfortable position in the backseat while keeping upright, contact with the most rearward portion of the roof is likely. And the panoramic roof you get in upper trims, while it brightens the interior, likely doesn’t help things.

Read more at The Car Connection.

Safety features:

Standard safety features on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Also standard is Blue Link, Hyundai's emergency communications system, which offers roadside assistance, crash response, remote door lock control and monitoring features for parents with teenage drivers (including speed limits, curfew limits and geo-fencing).

Read more at Edmunds.


Audio

Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Antenna
Diversity antenna
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
6 speakers

Body Exterior

Chrome/bright trim around side windows and on side of body
Trunk/hatch spoiler

Brakes

Hill holder
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
ABS
Brake assist system
Electronic brake distribution

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers
Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00
Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00

Convenience

Proximity Key smart key: ; includes keyless entry and keyless start
Remote control trunk/hatch release
2 12V in front
Blind Spot Detection overtaking sensor
Vehicle start button
Voice activating system; includes phone
Cruise control
Front reading lights
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Rear camera parking distance sensors
3 passenger assist handles
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,025, rear headroom (mm): 965, front hip room (mm): 1,404, rear hip room (mm): 1,426, front leg room (mm): 1,155, rear leg room (mm): 905, front shoulder room (mm): 1,470, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,435 and interior volume (litres): 3,004
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,855, overall width (mm): 1,865, overall height (mm): 1,470, wheelbase (mm): 2,805, front track (mm): 1,614, rear track (mm): 1,621 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 380

Doors

Chrome exterior door handles
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged

Engine

Start/Stop
Emissions data: CO2: 2,585 kg/yr
Electric power info: battery type: lithium-ion polymer, driving range (kms): 38.60, battery voltage (V): 270, battery amps (Ah): 5.0 and battery kWh: 1.6
Engine: 2.0L Nu in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT

Engine Performance

Secondary power: 154 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 140 lb ft @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 5.9 ; highway= 5.3 ; combined= 5.6 ;
Power: 193 hp @ 6,000 rpm;

Fuel

Fuel tank: 60 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Fuel: electric and/or unleaded

Instrumentation

Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Multi-function display screen 5.0, touch screen and 2
External temperature
Main dashboard display

Interior Trim

Carpet floor mats
Luxury trim: leather on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, synthetic leather on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none
Floor covering: none
Floor mats

Lights

Door entry light
Daytime running lights
Front fog lights
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen
LED brake lights, side indicator lights, day time running lights and rear lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection
Card key power locks ; automatic locking
Immobilizer

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Driver knee airbags
LATCH
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 5, 5.00 and 4
Front to rear curtain airbags
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Front side airbags

Seats

Rear seats: non-folding bench with seating for three
Front driver seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height and manual tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket
Seat upholstery: cloth
Front seat centre armrest
Rear seat centre armrest
Seating: 5 passengers

Service

Intermediate service 6,000 and variable distance/period
Main service variable distance/period
Intermediate service 6,000, variable distance/period and 3,728

Steering

Vehicle speed proportional power steering type
Heated leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Transmission: SHIFTRONIC 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stability control
Electronic traction control
3.320:1 axle ratio
Front-wheel drive
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)

Ventilation

Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls
Ventilation system with cabin filter and automatic recirculation

Version

4-door sedan
Trim level:
Powertrain type : HEV
Version information 15 Oct 2015
Date introduced:
Data completeness

Visibility

Rear window with defroster
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights
Tinted glass
Rear view mirror
Zone tinted windshield
Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe

Warranty

Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty battery: 96 months/ 160,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,586 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Tire kit
Front and rear alloy wheels: 16"x 6.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 205/65/H

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