2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

19 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review
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2013 Hyundai Sonata Review

If you want great in an attractive five-passenger sedan the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a winner. It’s been for a Lexus and it competes well the best sedans in the mid-size This is not the same quality car Hyundai Motor Group back in the 90s with their Excel.

Hyundai is advancing and is well in quality with the Accord, Toyota Camry, and Fusion.

Why should you look at the Sonata Hybrid? The 2013 hybrid can be driven at highway in full electric mode and excellent fuel mileage. We this Sonata hybrid out on the streets and highway in Colorado for a test and it performed well.

This was the Limited model all the bells and whistles.

What’s new for

Inside, the cabin of this won’t feel any different the standard model. Fit and finish has way up and may be among the best in class The new Sonata has more of a luxury and feel and is a big departure from of the past. It comes with the technology like Bluetooth and a new system that features a WVGA touchscreen.

The Hybrid Limited ($30,550) standard with heated seats, sunroof and Hyundai#8217;s top Infinity audio system.

parallel hybrid system

The in the Sonata Limited is smooth and at highway speeds. Of course it that the full parallel system allows the car to be driven the gas engine powered only by its electric motor at speeds up to 62 per hour. It whirled down the and the 166 horsepower 2.4-liter engine in when we needed more for passing and going uphill.

We never made it up to 62 mph before the engaged, but there aren’t flat roads in and around the area. This will happen on level roads your foot off the accelerator.

The is smooth and transitions between gas and electric motor are nearly to detect. It appeared like the gas barely moved throughout the test drive. A fuel-saving uses a coasting function shuts down the engine there#8217;s no pressure on the throttle, at highway speeds contributing to mileage.

EPA estimated fuel-mileage is 36/40 and we got close to those numbers. The Hybrid#8217;s blended gas-electric economy is higher than hybrids from Honda and

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Another plus for the Hyundai Hybrid is that it doesn’t use a continuously variable transmission like the competition. The Sonata uses the same six-speed as the other Sonata models. It has typical shifts and not the annoying up of a CVT.

One thing potential need to be aware of is the braking It uses a system engineered to energy and charges the batteries braking. The car is less smooth a conventional braking system and at can feel lurchy.

It may take a bit longer to master the art of a hybrid.

Consider the cost

will also need to in the additional cost up front of the hybrid over the gas-powered Many buyers will not the extra $5,000 in Hybrid price through lower costs over their of ownership. As the cost of fuel $5.00 per gallon, the break-even will decrease.

If buyers keep the car well 150,000 miles at current gas that’s when the real kicks in.


The Sonata competes well with the big like the Toyota Camry and Accord hybrids. It has appealing excellent mileage ratings, standard equipment lists and prices. If you must have a the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a choice and has better mileage than either Toyota or

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