Using a fully parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) system provides optimum power, with engine and battery power supply working simultaneously. Additional energy saving comes through the electric engine’s Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) function and an all-electric mode up to 74 mph.
Compared to the nickel-metal hydride battery used in some other competitors’ hybrids, the Sonata Hybrid uses a polymer gel as the electrolyte in its battery. This allows for a thinner and lighter casing, which translates to more cargo and interior volume. This next-generation battery is capable of delivering the same power with 25% less weight, 40% less volume and 10% more efficiency. It also discharges more slowly to maintain available power up to 1.7 times longer than traditional batteries.
The fully independent suspension, with MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link rear, includes advanced SACHS® Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD) shock absorbers for added response and a smooth ride.
It’s not just the battery that makes Sonata Hybrid a more efficient vehicle. The Sonata Hybrid’s 2.4L DOHC Theta II gas engine features an Atkinson cycle for decreased pumping and friction loss—resulting in improved fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 40 Highway MPG.
Hybrids don’t need to be shaped like a cheese wedge to get better gas mileage. The Sonata Hybrid exhibits a sleek, sculptured design that achieves a class-leading lowest 0.25 coefficient of drag.
Solar control windows help block UV rays to protect the interior, and you, from the wrath of the sun. The cooler cabin means you can use less air conditioning, saving gas and the environment.
Heated side mirrors ward off frost, while speed-sensing wipers work harder the faster you drive. The intentionally large windows increase visibility, reduce blind spots and contribute to a feeling of spaciousness and ride comfort for you and your passengers.
The Sonata Hybrid's cabin is ergonomically designed so that driver and passenger amenities are within quick and easy reach. The available 7-inch navigation touchscreen as well as the audio controls are set a little higher on the center stack, making them easier to check while staying focused on the road. The dual automatic climate control offers custom settings for the driver and front passenger. Steering wheel-mounted audio, phone and cruise controls keep your attention on the business at hand.
Part of designing a hybrid that’s more beautiful on the inside is giving you a better view of what’s outside. With the available power tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof, everyone can get their daily dose of sunshine, fresh air and vitamin D.
The driver seat is heated and has an available 8-way power adjustment with power lumbar controls to make even long trips seem short. To keep your passengers from getting jealous, the Sonata Hybrid front passenger seat is also heated to provide extra comfort.
Brilliant design and a more compact battery that fits in the trunk give the Sonata Hybrid the most passenger volume in the Midsize Hybrid Sedan class.** That’s more passenger room than the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion hybrids. And that space-saving lithium polymer battery comes with a lifetime warranty from Hyundai.
For the best that radio has to offer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio* is included as is HD Radio™ technology. The built-in iPod,sup>®/USB and auxiliary input jacks let you access your iPod through the audio controls, displaying track and artist information, all while charging your digital personal listening device. An Infinity® 400-watt premium audio system is available to take your favorite music to higher levels of power and fidelity.
Most modern trip computers help you drive smarter and more efficiently. You can see average speed, average and instant fuel consumption, and miles to empty—but the Sonata Hybrid technology display, with its 4.2-inch LCD color screen, takes the idea of control a step further. Allowing you to set your doors to lock automatically on reaching preset speeds.
NHTSA studies show passenger cars equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) experience 35% fewer single-vehicle crashes, and 30% fewer single-vehicle fatalities. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under diverse conditions. ESC also includes Traction Control System (TCS), which reduces wheelspin when accelerating.
By reducing wheelspin in various adverse traction conditions, including inclement weather, Traction Control System (TCS) helps give more stable and predictable acceleration for a more confident, controlled driving experience.
Safety features that activate during an accident are crucial. Connecting you to help immediately after, that's where Blue Link® Connected Care comes in. When an airbag is deployed, the Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance feature notifies our response center and lets us know where you are so that we can quickly send first responders.