2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review Guilt free excellence

How do you take a good-looking, practical, value-oriented family sedan and make it even better? You dial up the fuel economy. That’s just what we have here in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. It takes the new Sonata, which we already know and love, slaps in a tech-forward hybrid powertrain and then caps it off with a fancy, solar roof.

2020 hyundai sonata hybrid review guild-free excellence how do you take a good-looking practical value-oriented family sedan and make it even better you dial up the fuel economy that’s just what we have here in the 2020 hyundai sonata hybrid it takes the new sonata which we already know and love slaps in a tech forward hybrid powertrain and then caps it off

With a fancy solar roof the result an impressive epa fuel economy rating of 54 miles per gallon on the highway for the blue trim up 18 miles per gallon from the sedan all without any real negative repercussions except for the 4 000 up charge of course visually little has changed from the standard 2020 sonata sedan and in my book that’s a good thing i appreciate

That the chrome line running from each headlight all the way back past the rear doors will not be for everyone but i’m a big fan of the car’s distinctive looks and if you don’t like brightwork i’m sorry to say the hybrid limited comes standard with the bass sonata’s chrome grille while this adds a fair bit of pop to the car’s forward presence i do have a slight

Preference for the darker grille on the sal and limited non-hybrid trims here that grille has been augmented by active aero flaps to reduce drag while a petite spoiler sits on the rear deck and a unique set of 17-inch wheels bring this car to the ground all that helps the car earn a 0.24 drag coefficient though none of it does much to set this car apart from its

Traditionally powered predecessor take a closer look at the hybrid limited’s roof and it’s a world of difference though up there you’ll find a tidally integrated array of solar panels that have a delightful futuristic depth to them like if you squinted hard enough you could see kevin flynn’s light cycle carving its way through the sun catching circuitry tron

Aspirations aside this roof is said to add up to a couple of miles to the cars range after a day sitting in the sun i’m sorry to say i never saw an increase during my testing but then again the week i tested the car was in the midst of a particularly rainy cloudy and generally miserable spring so i won’t hold that against the hyundai still such charging could

Be ideal for long-term parking and the like while really any external boost to the range is appreciated given this isn’t a plug-in and how does it feel on the road the base hyundai sonata with the 1.6 liter turbocharged i4 is torquey smooth and while far from sporty definitely fun to drive the hybrid more of the same here we have a 2.0 liter smartstream i-4

That produces 150 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque that’s mated to a sizable 56 kilowatt lithium ion battery pack and electric motor which bring 51 horsepower and 151 lbft to the party hyundai says combined output is 192 horsepower and while the company doesn’t quote a combined torque figure it’s surely more than the 195 lbft from the non-hybrid car’s 1.6

Liter i4 the sonata hybrid is strong off the line and throttle response is excellent aided by a six-speed transmission that uses a new technology hyundai calls active shift control basically the car monitors engine rotation speed and uses the electric motor to ensure the transmission speed matches this makes up for the lack of a torque converter and according

To hyundai boosts shift speed by 30 percent it’s a substantial premium but for everything on offer here and with the drive quality plus the look of the thing it still feels like good value for the record the sonata undercuts the top shelf 2020 honda accord hybrid touring with its 48 miles per gallon combined rating by about 1 000 it’s hard to go wrong in this

Ultra competitive segment and indeed hyundai’s latest does a lot of things right it drives well offers all the tech delivers great economy and manages to looks fantastic while doing it the 2020 sonata hybrid limited is a superb choice and about as close to and guilt-free motoring as you’re going to get these days

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