All the way back in 2008 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai introduced the Blue Drive powertrain. It would be added to the upcoming sixth generation Sonata at the time, leading to the very first Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Now over a decade later the 2020 Sonata Hybrid is still holding strong in the midsize hybrid sedan segment. It makes an excellent option here in Melbourne FL, delivering sporty and sophisticated style alongside impressive fuel efficiency.
Although it wasn’t unveiled at the same time, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been updated right alongside the all-new 2020 Sonata as both vehicles enter the eighth generation of the nameplate. It’s undergone a sophisticated redesign inside and out and delivers some of the best-in-class fuel economy ratings.
Perhaps one of the most interesting and exciting features coming to the 2020 Sonata Hybrid is its Solar Roof System. The typical sedan roof is replaced instead by solar panels that are meant to charge both the 12-volt battery and the hybrid powertrain battery directly, with an electrical output of 205 watts. This leads to an increase in mileage of close to 2 miles per day, which in turn leads to roughly an extra 700 miles per year that you get completely for free. The system also helps to prevent battery discharge from both the infotainment and HVAC systems while the car is powered off.
As for the Sonata Hybrid sedan’s powertrain, it’s equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine tethered to a 270V electric motor. These two systems combine to deliver 192 horsepower alongside 139 pound-feet of torque. The Sonata Hybrid is able to achieve 45 miles per gallon through city streets as well as 51 mpg on the highway, for a combined 47 mpg. However, in the entry-level Blue trim level, those numbers are increased to 50/54/52 respectively. That means the Sonata Hybrid delivers class-leading highway and combined fuel economy ratings within its segment.
If you think you might be interested in a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid of your own, don’t hesitate to check out our inventory and/or schedule a test drive by giving us a call or filling out the form right here on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!