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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

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MSRP Range :
$34,330 - $39,930
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Combined Fuel Economy
39 MPG | 99 MPGe
Horsepower
154 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.4 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.0 
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Pros

The Hyundai Sonata is a high-tech sedan that’s affordable and stylish. From attractively priced base models to high-end versions with class-above features, the 2019 Sonata has you covered, backed as always by an excellent 10-year powertrain warranty.

Cons

Styling is personal, we know, but most would agree that the 2019 Sonata comes up a tad short against contemporary competitors such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Mazda6. Nor is there an all-wheel-drive version of the Sonata.

What's New For 2019

While 2019 is a carryover year, Hyundai, halfway through the 2018 model year, adjusted the content levels of the various Sonatas to make a number of desirable features available at lower or unchanged prices. Although the “+” designation of these models has been dropped for 2019, the enhancements and technology packages remain.

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Pricing

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Expert Review

The midsize-sedan market is more competitive than ever, with mainstays such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord continuing to top the sales charts. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata, always a lot of car for the money, fights for its slice of the shrinking market fortified by significant product and value improvements introduced on the new “+” models that arrived midway through the 2018 model year. For 2019, the “+” moniker has been dropped, but the feature enhancements and technology packages remain. As before, Hyundai’s midsize sedan continues with naturally aspirated, turbocharged, hybrid or plug-in drivetrains.

Driving the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Last year, Hyundai updated the Sonata's suspension to improve handling and reduce body roll. While the ride is firmer and better controlled, it’s not at the expense of comfort. The standard 2.4-liter engine satisfies most drivers with ample acceleration, passing power and fuel economy. The 6-speed automatic transmission may lack a few ratios compared to newer competitors, but it does a fine job of managing the power with smooth shifts. If you want a more sporting attitude, consider the 2.0-liter turbo engine in the Limited 2.0T. With 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, this engine endows the 2019 Hyundai Sonata with quick acceleration while making light work of long mountain grades. It’s mated to a different transmission, an 8-speed automatic that’s both smooth and responsive. Moreover, the 2.0T’s rack-mounted electric-assist power steering has a natural feel.

Favorite Features

CONNECTED CABIN
With standard features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touch screen and Bluetooth -- plus options such as wireless smartphone charging, navigation, satellite radio, Blue Link telecommunications and a rear USB port -- the 2019 Sonata keeps your whole crew charged, connected and caught up on social media.

TECH PACKAGE
On the Sonata Limited model, Hyundai’s Tech Package includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, smart cruise control (with start/stop), an electronic parking brake, a wireless phone charger, automatic high-beam assist, a mesh grille and a heated steering wheel.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Interior

The Sonata's interior, redesigned for 2018, carries over unchanged with intuitive controls and a raised touch screen that makes all controls easier to reach. Buttons and knobs are well organized in wide horizontal rows, with navigation and audio controls just below the screen and the climate controls falling neatly below. The handsome 3-spoke steering wheel gives the interior of the 2019 Sonata a premium look. Sport models go a step further with a flat-bottom steering wheel and cloth seats that have leather bolsters and contrast stitching.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Exterior

A prominent grille, sharper lines and LED running lights dominate the exterior of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata. Sport models receive a unique grille and front fascia, plus dual-exhaust tips. A panoramic sunroof is standard on the Sonata Limited; all other Sonatas are available with a conventional tilt-and-slide sunroof. A neat detail: The trunk release is now hidden in the Hyundai logo. Push the area below the ring (above the "H") to open the trunk. Once the lid opens, you have access to the largest trunk in the Sonata's class.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Standard Features

The SE, the most affordable Sonata, has cloth seats, a folding rear seat, a 7-inch touch screen, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity, a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Sonata SEL and Sport models add a mesh grille, dual-zone climate control, a wireless phone charger and a heated steering wheel. If you order a 2019 Sonata Limited, it has all the above plus automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and smart cruise. In addition to seven standard airbags, all 2019 Sonatas boast air conditioning, power windows, heated side mirrors, blind-spot detection (with rear cross-traffic alert) and a tilt/telescope steering wheel.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Options

Available features on the 2019 Hyundai Sonata include automatic high-beam headlights, 10-speaker Infinity audio, navigation, power heated/ventilated leather front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Blue Link Connected Car. LED headlights and taillights, 17- or 18-inch wheels and a hands-free smart trunk are available, as are smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors and lane-keep assist. The Ultimate Package on the Sonata Limited includes a panoramic sunroof, rear sunshades, an 8-inch navigation screen, real-time traffic and a 3-year complimentary trial with Hyundai’s Blue Link Guidance Package.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Engine

There are five drivetrain choices for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, each with four cylinders. The standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 gets the job done while returning good highway fuel economy. For a more spirited drive, choose the 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, an engine now backed by a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. The Sonata Eco's 1.6-liter turbo-4 puts out less horsepower (178) but more torque (195 lb-ft) than the standard 2.4, and is available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. EPA highway fuel economy for this 1.6-liter Eco model is an impressive 37 mpg. The Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid remain available, each powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine augmented by a battery-powered electric motor. The plug-in model’s larger battery pack allows up to 27 miles of electric-only range. Of note, both are unique among hybrid sedans because they use a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission instead of the continuously variable transmissions (CVT) found in rivals.

2.4-liter inline-4 (SE, SEL, Sport and Limited)
185 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
178 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/35 mpg (SE), 25/33 mpg (SEL, Sport, Limited)

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T)
245 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 1,350-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/32 mpg

1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Eco)
178 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
195 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/37 mpg

2.0-liter inline-4 + Permanent magnet high-power density motor (Sonata Hybrid)
193 horsepower (combined, Hybrid)
202 horsepower (combined, Plug-in Hybrid)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 40/46 mpg (Sonata Hybrid SE), 39/44 mpg (Sonata Hybrid Limited), 39 mpg/combined (Plug-in Hybrid)

How Much Does the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Cost?

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE starts at just below $23,200, which includes an $885 destination charge. Next up is the Eco, at about $23,500, and then the nicely equipped new mid-range SEL trim, which starts just below $25,000. As soon as you get into Sport (about $25,500) and Limited (almost $28,500) territory, you can opt for the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The absolute top-of-the-line Limited 2.0T has an MSRP of nearly $33,000. We expect the 2019 Sonata Hybrid to start at around $27,000 and climb to nearly $35,000 in Limited form with the Ultimate Package. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid also will start at around $35,000, but that’s before federal incentives. Sonata Hybrid prices are in line with those for other midsize hybrid sedans. Check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying in your area, and please note that the Sonata's projected mid-pack resale value has been improving.

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Consumer Reviews

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Value
4.5 
Performance
4.5 
Quality
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Comfort
4.8 
Reliability
4 
Styling
4.8 

Cliff Bar
01/19/2019
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

"Best Mid Size PHEV on Market"

Quiet and smooth driving with 27 miles on electric
only front wheel drive and no fold down read seats
If are looking for a Camry size car that is a plug-in hybrid then this is the car for you. Supremely quiet and comfortable and a joy to drive. Plus you get 27 miles on the batteries alone which is (at Denver electric rates) less than half the cost of gasoline. And if your trip is longer than 27 miles then it automatically goes into hybrid mode and will get 38-40 mpg on the highway. Great car!!!
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kevv
10/29/2018
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

"Very Good Car"

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The only issue is cargo space other wise love it
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UnhappySonataOwner
10/27/2017
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

"Great Features - Horrible Reliability."

Lots of standard features.
Horrible reliability
(1) It broke down on the highway about 3 weeks ago 90 miles from home and is still in the shop for a hybrid system failure. They said there was another one their for the same/similar problem. At least it is under warranty and they are paying for the rental car. (2) Prior to that it was in Hyundai Service 11-13 times for the check engine light on. Hyundai service could not figure it out repeatedly, but reset the light. They tried to blame me several times, saying there must be something wrong with my home charger, which was professionally installed for about 1500 and another 150 to have it checked by another electrician. My impression is that this is their first plug-in hybrid and have not worked out the bugs.Read less
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Sonata
12/14/2016
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

"Almost never buy gas, drive full Eletric for 34 mi"

Very safe and roomy.
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State: CVRB $1,500 Tax credit:$ 4,919 Car pool sticker.
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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Blue Link
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Blue Link
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Blue Link
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Blue Link
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA Class - Midsize Cars
  • EPA Combined - 39 mpg
  • EPA MPGe Combined - 99 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 154 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.82 inches
  • Torque - 140 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 5000 rpm
  • Horsepower-Combined - 202 hp

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/55R17
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail Lights

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 60000 miles
  • Basic Years - 5 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 7 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years
  • Hybrid/Electric Components Miles - 100000 miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components Years - 10 years
  • Non-Transferable Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Non-Transferable Powertrain Years - 10 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 3.51
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Hybrid
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.19 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 13.5
  • Fuel Induction - Gasoline Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - SULEV
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 122 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Manual Mode - Shiftronic & Manual Mode
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Battery Capacity - 9 kwh

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3781 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 106.1 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 116.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.0 inches
  • Height - 57.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 45.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.6 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.1 inches
  • Overall Length - 191.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 56.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 9.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 35.6 feet
  • Wheel Base - 110.4 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 73.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 55.3 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 56.1 inches
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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Safety

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Rankings

Horsepower
154 HP
MPG Combined
99 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.0 Rating
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#17
2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
154 HP

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