The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited is a hybrid with a long list of full throttle amenities.
Its coupe-like design and sensuous lines signal a sharp pivot away from the boring and expected that so many hybrids before it turned into. The spaciousness is quite impressive, with 40.0 cu.ft. of head room, makes it the best in its class.
This hybrid has a really cool solar roof that recharges its batteries. When there’s free energy from the sun, Sonata Hybrid takes it, by converting sunlight into electricity. The solar roof panel recharges the batteries generating enough electric power to increase driving range by about 2 miles a day. That’s about 700 additional miles per year.
The advanced design of its powertrain gives it an EPA-estimated 52 MPG combined. A sleeker exterior, active airflap and rear spoiler improve aerodynamics, surpassing competitors with a .24 coefficient of drag. There’s a direct injection 4-cylinder hybrid engine, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a smart cruise control with stop/start capabilities.
This practical hybrid gets near-perfect proportions for a sleek, seductive silhouette. And with its seamless hood, fastback rear design and hybrid-exclusive integrated spoiler, there are times when this hybrid’s been mistaken for a coupe.
Lights, camera, Drive! Hidden lights integrate with the chrome trim for an inventive design that sets the tone for Sonata’s more than impressive interior features, that includes a 10.25 touchscreen navigation screen that displays all of your info and communications needs on a bigger screen—and it’s standard. There’s also power front seats with integrated memory system, and a BOSE premium audio system with 12 speakers that makes each ride even more memorable. In addition to your key fob, the Hyundai Digital Key allows you to use your compatible Android smartphone to unlock the doors and start the engine.
Every new 2020 Hyundai gets Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first).
THE NUMBERS: MSRP/about $36,400 – MPG: City/45 – Hwy/51