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Review: Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

The Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid sedan is equipped with a 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine coupled with the electric motor which allows the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid to operate just like the Sonata Hybrid once the onboard battery charge is depleted. Sonata PHEV’s Nu engine produces 154 horsepower and 140 lb. ft. of torque and the total system output is 202 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid switches seamlessly between a gasoline engine and an electric motor to deliver efficient power. The gasoline engine delivers the primary charge energy for the lithium-ion polymer batteries while the regenerative braking system provides supplemental energy. Beside standard Plug-in Hybrid version, Sonata comes also in a higher version – Plug-in Hybrid Limited.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Hyundai
  • Model: Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
  • First available: February 2015
  • Next Upgrade: May 2016
  • Electric/Hybrid: Plug-In Hybrid
  • Range: 27 miles 43 km
  • Price: $34,600
    Price: €32'000
    Price: £27'700

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • 360 V lithium polymer
  • Charge time

    • 8.7 hours at 110V
    • 2.7 hours at 220V

Innovation & Self-driving

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 8-inch touchscreen navigation
  • Blue Link®
  • 4.2-inch color trip computer with Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster
  • iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, SiriusXM® satellite radio and Bluetooth® phone connectivity with phonebook transfer and voice-recognition

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