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Redesigned 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Will Get 44 MPG Highway

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid made its debut this week and will be up to 10 percent more fuel-efficient than the 2015 Sonata Hybrid. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid will get up to 40/44 mpg city/highway, according to fuel economy estimates from the EPA. All-new for 2016 is the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, which is Hyundai's first plug-in hybrid vehicle. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid has a smaller four-cylinder engine than the 2015 Sonata Hybrid, but Hyundai gave it ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Reveals All-New 2016 Sonata Plug-in and Redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai unveiled the all-new 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid and the redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid yesterday at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Sonata Hybrid’s redesign follows in the footsteps of the non-hybrid Sonata, which was fully redesigned for the 2015 model year. The Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. In a press release, Hyundai says that the Sonata Hybrid is ... continue reading»

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Hyundai, Volvo Recalls Affect Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Volvo S60 and XC60

Hyundai and Volvo have issued two separate recalls that could affect a total of 17,470 vehicles. The Hyundai recall applies to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years, and includes 14,728 vehicles. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says these models do not meet the federal safety standard for “occupant crash protection.” Motor Trend says that the rear center seatbelt can be detached, but that feature is only allowed in vehicles ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Volvo S60, Volvo XC60, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Model News, Volvo Recall, Hyundai Recall

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Lifetime Battery Warranty

Hyundai is covering the lithium-polymer battery pack in its 2012 Sonata Hybrid with a lifetime warranty. The automaker hasn’t said whether or not the lifetime warranty will also cover hybrid-related components, like the hybrid starter generator or power control unit. Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik told Car and Driver that Hyundai can offer this lifetime warranty because the Sonata Hybrid’s powertrain has been tested for more than 300,000 miles and the battery pack’s ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

After a week driving the Chevrolet Volt, I tested the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. I’ve also driven the Kia Optima Hybrid in the past and there’s one thing that’s the same with all three cars – they lack power. To be fair, hybrids are meant to conserve fuel and be more eco-friendly than their gas-only versions, although some luxury hybrids from BMW, Porsche, Lexus and Infiniti are more powerful than their base gas-only counterparts. I didn’t miss the ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Analysis, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids

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