The big, exciting news for Hyundai right now is the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. It joins its gasoline sibling as the newest models on the lineup thanks to their generational redesign leading into this model year. Having just been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, there is still plenty for us to talk about when it comes to the Sonata Hybrid in addition to the new features we already spoke about earlier this month. So, today we figured we’d highlight some of the most important specifications car buyers should take into consideration when shopping for a hybrid sedan like this: fuel efficiency, range and performance.
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Although performance may be the least pertinent of the three, it does feed into the other two, so we figured we’d start there. The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine tethered to an electric motor that, together with the gasoline engine, is capable of generating a total net horsepower of 192.
Fuel Economy Ratings
Even with all that horsepower, which is quite a lot for a hybrid sedan, the all-new Sonata Hybrid still manages to achieve some pretty incredible fuel economy ratings. For the SEL and Limited trim levels, the Sonata Hybrid achieves 45 miles per gallon through the city and 51 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 47 mpg. But in the Blue trim level, those numbers are elevated to 50/54/52 mpg respectively, delivering best-in-class highway and combined ratings.
Total Driving Range
Finally, that brings us to the range. While range might not be as important in a hybrid sedan as an all-electric one, it is still a key factor. The longer the range, the fewer stops you have to make for gas! The Blue trim level achieves a total driving range of 686 miles with its 52-mpg combined rating. But what’s even more exciting, is that you’ll get up to roughly 700 free miles per year thanks to the new solar roof system we covered in our previous blog.
We’re certainly not done talking about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid yet, so be sure to check back often for further information and updates.