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Its high-capacity battery system offers the option to plug into a regular household electrical outlet for an additional power source. The result: Sonata Plug-in Hybrid relies more on electric-only operation to deliver extended driving range and MPG. The vehicle will be distributed and stocked at Hyundai dealerships located in 10 states. Here’s the list.* People residing outside of these 10 states can custom order their Sonata Plug-in Hybrid from their local Hyundai dealership.
See how far the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid can take you.
Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has the largest battery system capacity amongst midsize sedans, offering a class-leading All-Electric Range (AER) of 27 miles.
Sonata Plug-in Hybrid lets you keep going for up to 590 miles using both gas and electricity combined.
With its class-leading All-Electric Range, robust battery system, extremely efficient operation and advanced aerodynamics, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid delivers 99 MPGe.2
Designed for fuel-efficient operation, this GDI 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine runs on regular gasoline.
Want shorter commute times and less stop-and-go traffic? Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is eligible for California’s Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow solo drivers access to the HOV (carpool) lanes. Factor in any available federal and state tax credits along with giving drivers access to their local HOV lanes, and the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has great appeal beyond California.
The high-capacity lithium-ion polymer battery system in the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid features Hyundai’s exclusive Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty. And it’s backed by America’s best 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. So you get impressive technology and coverage to match.3
Recharge time ranges from less than three hours (2 hours and 42 minutes) with a 240V charger to less than nine hours using a standard equipped 120V charger. Once your car is plugged in for charging, Hyundai’s Blue Link® app lets you schedule charging remotely for a specific date with start and end times to take advantage of low-demand hours and lower rates. Drivers enjoy 3-years standard of Blue Link Remote Charge Access.
BETTER BECAUSE IT’S THE FIRST PLUG-IN HYBRID EVER NAMED TO THE WARDS 10 BEST ENGINES LIST.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid’s 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine has already impressed automotive industry critics. It runs on regular gasoline and offers Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) for smooth acceleration and efficient operation.
A larger front grille design, unique front bumper, unique headlight graphics and wheel designs set this Sonata apart from the crowd. At the rear, there’s an aerodynamic rear bumper with distinctive taillight and lower valance designs.
ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS 0.24 Cd
An extremely focused design and engineering effort, plus relentless wind tunnel testing give the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid an industry-leading coefficient of drag, measured at 0.24 Cd. The benefits of this beautiful design add up mile after fuel-efficient mile.
CLASS-LEADING SPACE AND MORE
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid starts with more total interior volume than the Fusion Energi.4 And to make loading and unloading even easier, there’s also a standard hands-free smart trunk.
This available class-exclusive feature opens automatically when it senses the Proximity Key is behind the vehicle within three feet for more than three seconds.5
Use voice-recognition or the interactive standard 8-inch touchscreen for directions without distractions. SiriusXM Travel Link® allows you to search for nearby businesses like gas stations, ATMs or restaurants. It also gives you a clear picture of current traffic situations, the weather, stocks and sports, all in real time. Plus, it can even let you know fuel prices and movie times.
More available safety features add up to better.
Better is being able to select class-above premium features.10
- 202 net horsepower
- 154-hp 2.0L GDI DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine
- Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 50 kW (67 hp)
- 360V lithium-ion polymer battery system
- 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED taillights
- Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators
- Chrome exterior door handles
- Door handle welcome light
- Proximity Key entry with push button start
- Hands-free smart trunk with auto open
- Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert
- Rearview camera
- 8-inch Navigation system
- Dimension® audio system
- HD Radio™ technology
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks
- Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Car System
- 3-Years Standard Blue Link Remote Charge Access
- Integrated Bluetooth® with phonebook transfer
- 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Info Display
- Dual automatic temperature control
- Power driver seat with lumbar support
- Heated front seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® integrated transceiver and compass
- Premium door sill plates
- Auto-up/down front passenger window
- Floor console-mounted rear vents
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is an electric vehicle that can operate in both EV (battery powered) or hybrid powered modes. The vehicle can be charged via the supplied charger (or other EV charging stations) and also takes gasoline. The vehicle can run completely in EV mode for an estimated 27 miles when the battery is fully charged.
A 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack is used to power the vehicle. Once the electric range has been reached and the battery system is depleted, the gas-powered engine works in conjunction with the electric motor to continue to power the vehicle. The battery can either be recharged by using the supplied Hyundai charger or by using EV charging stations.
We recommend charging the vehicle daily, but it will still operate in hybrid mode if only filled up with gasoline. There are added features built into the vehicle to enable you to set charging times and parameters to help accommodate your driving schedule. We also include the locations of charging stations on your navigation unit, so you’re never left wondering where the closest charging station is.
Recharge time ranges from 2 hours and 42 minutes at a 240V Level-Two charging station to less than nine hours using a standard 120V outlet.
Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is expected to deliver 99 MPGe combined in EV mode based on EPA estimates. In charge-sustaining mode (battery charge depleted), the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is expected to return an EPA-estimated 39 MPG combined.
- Plug and Charge status
- Time left until fully charged
- Existing battery level
- Real-time electric and fuel range
- Start or stop charging
- Set up charging schedule with days of the week and time
- Nearby Charge Station search and Send-to-Car
Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses a 6-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED), a 50-kW electric motor, in place of a torque converter
The 2.0L gasoline engine makes 154 horsepower and 140 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor generates 50 kW, for a total net of 202 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM.
Visual changes to the Plug-in Hybrid’s exterior include a charging port on the driver front fender, unique grille, front and rear bumpers, front fenders, front and rear lights, chrome side sill moldings, Hybrid badging and an Eco-spoke alloy wheel design. A distinctive instrument cluster provides Plug-in Hybrid drivers with additional information about the Plug-in Hybrid’s functions. A charge indicator is located on top of the dashboard to make it easy to see the state of charge from outside the vehicle.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid also offers four exclusive exterior paint options: Pewter Gray Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black and Seaport Mist. Interior color choices include Gray, in cloth or leather seating configurations, and a Blue Pearl option for leather seating. Sonata Plug-in Hybrids equipped with Blue Pearl leather seats also include contrast stitching and trim accent pieces.
When the vehicle is locked, the charging cap stays locked. When the vehicle is unlocked, then the charging cap can be removed. Similarly, the charger can only be hooked up when the door is unlocked. When plugged in and the doors are locked, the charger is locked in place and cannot be removed until the doors are unlocked.
Due to space constraints with the placement of the battery system underneath the cargo floor, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid comes with a tire mobility kit and does not come with a spare tire.
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be distributed and stocked at Hyundai dealerships located in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. For customers living outside of those states, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid can be special ordered at their local Hyundai dealership. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid buyers will be eligible for a federal tax credit up to $4,919; tax credits reduce the amount of federal tax the purchaser is liable for, making them much more valuable than tax deductions. Depending on the particular state, additional local incentives such as financial incentives or utility rate reductions may be available. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is eligible for California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
The Sonata Hybrid may be the answer for you. It switches seamlessly between a gasoline engine and an electric motor to deliver efficient power. While its regenerative braking system captures the energy created during braking and converts it into electricity to help recharge the lithium-ion polymer batteries.
*The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be available for order in participating dealerships or for order in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Purchasers of a new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid may be eligible for a federal tax credit from $0 up to $4,919, depending on your individual federal tax liability. Depending on your state of residence, additional local incentives such as high-occupancy vehicle lane exemptions, financial incentives or utility rate reductions may be available. In California, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid owners may be eligible for California’s Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow access to the HOV lanes. Federal and state incentives are government programs and are subject to change and availability. Consult your tax professional to confirm any tax benefits for which you may be eligible.
1U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey, 2009.
2Miles-per-gallon gasoline equivalent is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed. HMA internal estimate.
3The Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty applies to all U.S. 2012-2017 model-year Sonata Hybrids. The Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty ensures that if the lithium-ion polymer battery fails, Hyundai will replace the battery and cover recycling costs for the old battery free of charge to the original owner. The Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty does not apply to lease, commercial vehicles or vehicles serviced outside the U.S.
4Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites.
5The smart trunk will open when the smart key is within 40 inches of the detection area for at least 3 seconds. Radio transmitters and other vehicle smart keys may interfere in normal operation of the feature. Please consult Owner’s Manual for further details. Make sure you close the trunk before driving.
6Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Departure Warning will not work under all circumstances. It functions when it is able to detect painted lane markings. It cannot function if the lane markings cannot be seen clearly, if the lines are faded, or during dusk without headlights on, with snow, rain, sleet, dust, leaves or standing water on road, sudden changes in brightness such as shadows, tunnel exits/entrances, low sunlight angle causing reflections, multiple lane markings or criss-crossed lines, tar crack sealer and cracked or broken road surfaces. It also may not function on very rough roads, when walls, curbs or concrete barriers are close by, or if following another car too closely. Since it “sees” the lane markings using a camera in the upper windshield area, it is imperative this area be clear and free of blockage such as stickers, dirt, snow, tinting material, markings and labels. Avoid putting objects on the dashboard that may reflect light or images onto the system camera area.
7Rear parking sensors
The optional rear parking sensors are a supplemental system and not a substitute for proper backing up procedures. The system is designed to audibly warn the driver of objects 50 inches behind the vehicle. When active, the system operates when you are in reverse at up to 6 mph. System may not detect every object behind you. Always look over your shoulder and use the rearview camera and mirrors to confirm clearance. System effectiveness depends on many factors. See your owner's manual for details.
8Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Forward Collision Warning is intended to be a supplement to safe driving practices. The system is not designed to detect certain stationary objects such as trees or poles, and may not detect all vehicles under certain conditions. The system does not provide a braking function. The driver is responsible for being attentive and maintaining control of the vehicle, and should not wait for the system's alerts before braking as there may not be sufficient time to brake safely.
When reverse gear is selected, a camera at the rear of the vehicle transmits an image of the area behind your vehicle on the touchscreen display.
9Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
Blind Spot Detection assists the driver by warning of other cars in the blind spot region. It senses the rear side territory of the vehicle when it is traveling over 20 mph. 4Lane Change Assist provides an audible and visual alert if the turn signal is activated and another vehicle in the blind spot is sensed. The turn signals must be activated for the Lane Change Assist to function. There are limitations to the function, range, detection and clarity of the system. It will not detect all vehicles or objects in the blind spot. Its operation depends on the size, distance, angle and relative speed difference between your car and other cars. Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist may not operate if sensors are obscured in any way. Do not rely exclusively on Blind Spot Detection. Blind Spot Detection is a supplemental system and the driver must still be attentive and exercise caution when driving with it. It is important to always signal, look over your shoulder and through your mirrors before changing lanes. It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of the surroundings and ensure it is clear before changing lanes or directions. Blind Spot Detection is only meant to assist the driver in these responsibilities.
The Rear Cross-traffic Alert system is designed to notify drivers of approaching cross-traffic behind the vehicle. When a vehicle is detected, it provides an audible warning and visual display warning. Rear Cross-traffic Alert is a supplemental system and the driver must still exercise extreme caution when backing up. Drivers must always turn and view oncoming traffic before backing up.
Automatic High Beam Assist
This thoughtful system automatically senses oncoming traffic and dims the high beam headlights.
10Hybrid model shown.
2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. Up to 27-mile all-electric range based on a fully charged battery system with 9.8 kWh capacity and 99 MPGe during EV mode. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric-mode operation. 38 City/41 Highway/39 Combined MPG (hybrid mode). All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.