2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug In: His Turn-Her Turn™ Review

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Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and Paul Brian review both the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Plug-in. Will the Sonata Hybrid finally convert either of these engine-power lovers to hybrids? Watch this His Turn-Her Turn™ review and test drive.

 

 

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and EV with Blue Drive

Total driving range – 605 miles
Accord hybrid – 570 miles
Ford Fusion – 550 miles

Front active air flaps- Automatic operation based on vehicle speed and engine temperature to reduce drag.

Hyundai is the lowest CO2 emitting automakers of mass producers.

PHEV- plug in hybrid electric vehicle
It’s all about efficiency
Aerodynamics
Premium driving experience
Intelligent use of technology, safety and convenience

Distinct design on hybrid
Unique headlights
Front grille
Aero rear bumper
Rear diffuser
Taillight graphics
Eco spoke alloy wheels

Tied with Tesla S in drag coefficient – why and how?
Front active air flaps
Lower bumper air curtain
Center floor undercover
Rear spoiler special alloy wheels

Unique interior
Hybrid display
Instrument cluster – vehicle ener gauge
4.2″ color center screen – Eco driving information, Range and energy flow and charging settings – includes total driving range
60/40 split seat on (HEV)

Dimensions – more passenger and cargo volume (133 cu ft.) and flat cargo floor. Due to a more compact and efficient battery.

Battery- lifetime battery warranty for first owner only, 2nd owner covered under emissions
10 year / 100k mile warranty
Lithium ion battery in a Polymer case (non metal)

Hyundai transmission mounted electric device (TMED)
6-speed auto transmission
2.0L GDI engine – 193hp / plug in hybrid equals 202hp.
140 lb-ft of torque
Smaller lighter engine
56 kW
Regen brakes
Hydraulic braking

Fuel economy-
49/44/42 combined mpg
Plug In
24 miles – MPGe 93 mpg

Hybrid- Driving style- eco, normal, sport modes
Plugin- electric, hybrid battery charge mode

Safety
Blind spot detection
Lane departure warning
Auto high beam
Forward collision warning
Virtual engine sound for pedestrians

Power front and memory seats
Ventilated seats
Heated rear seats
Panoramic sunroof

Blue Link-
Smart watch app – battery life, lock/unlock and starting
Smart phone and tablet. Set charge times too.

Trim levels
SE
Limited
Limited Premium

Plugin – hybrid limited models

Hybrid 7 exterior colors to hybrid and beige, grey and blue pearl leather interior
Plug in- 4 exterior color, 2 interiors, grey and blue pearl leather

Available in CA and Oregon.
In the fall, 10 zero emission states

Built in Alabama, plug in built in Korea

Efficiency, purposeful design, advanced safety and technology.

Goal – fuel economy and fun to drive!

Hyundai – new think – new possibilities!

 

 

 

Watch our other His Turn-Her Turn™ reviews:

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2015 Ram ProMaster
2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford F150 Aluminum
2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat
2015 Nissan Murano
2016 KIA Sorento
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2015 Jeep Renegade
2015 Fiat 500X
2016 Honda HRV
2015 BMW 2 Series
2015 Ford Edge
2015 VW SportsWagen
2015 BMW X6M
2015 Acura ILX
2015 VW Golf R
2015 Volvo XC90
2016 Honda Pilot

 

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Car Courtesy of Hyundai America

 

Destination: Los Angeles, CA
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

 

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