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Differences between the Sonata and the Sonata Hybrid

By Product Expert | Posted in Hyundai News & Info, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 9:19 pm
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid blue side view turning

Is there a Hybrid Hyundai Sonata?

Do you love everything about the Hyundai Sonata, but are maybe looking for something a little more efficient? Then you may be wondering, is there a Hybrid Hyundai Sonata? There is, and we have all the details. Let us tell you all about it.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited trim badge2017 Sonata Hybrid trim levels

Though the regular Sonata has a total of six trim levels, the Sonata Hybrid has two trim levels. The base model is the SE, and the top-level trim is the Limited. The primary difference between these two trims comes with the interior features.

The Limited adds a ton of standard features including rear side-window sunshades, power adjustable driver and passenger seats, heated front seats, and a leather interior. On the outside, the Limited also gives you 17” alloy wheels compared to the 16” alloy wheels of the SE.

In addition to everything listed above, the Limited can also be upgraded further with the Ultimate Package. This package includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, smart cruise control, an 8-inch navigation system, and more!

Learn More: What’s new on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid drivetrain

The standard Sonata has three different engine options available that range from a 178-horsepower turbo 1.6-liter engine all the way up to a 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine. The Sonata Hybrid is a little different, as you may have expected.

The Sonata Hybrid has both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. By utilizing the synergies of these two power plants, the Sonata Hybrid is capable of putting out an astonishing 193 horsepower, which is even more astonishing once you see the fuel efficiency.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gauge clusterSonata Hybrid fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a great reason to consider the 2017 Sonata Hybrid. The SE and the Limited trims both have different efficiency ratings. The SE is more efficient as it gets a very impressive 39 mpg in the city and 45 mpg out on the highway.

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The Limited carries more weight due to the extra features, as such it has a little less efficiency, but no less impressive. The Limited received EPA estimates of 38 mpg in the city and 43 mpg out on the highway. Compare both trims to the 28 city mpg and 36 highway mpg of the Sonata Eco, and you can begin to see why both Sonata models are very popular.


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