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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid


City 38 - 39 MPG Hwy 43 - 45 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Blue crew

by Mrbigkato from Portland Oregon | March 05, 2020

I love my Hyundai hybrid great has mileage and plenty of room in the spacious interior. Super quiet cab for a comfortable ride . The keyless fob adds ease of entering the vehicle and starting

64000 and have already spent 16000 in repairs

by Salthyundai from Salt Lake City, ut | January 14, 2020

My engine seized at 6400 miles. Of course just out of warranty. Hyundai says it’s out of warranty so I have to spend 16000 to replace it. So in two years my 15000 car with repairs is now 31000. Run far from hyundai

Nice to finally own a newer car

by Commuter from Naperville, IL | January 26, 2019

I live this hybrid's gas mileage and range. It's not the most efficient hybrid but it's good enough for my long daily commute. It's also not too small like the more efficient hybrids.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Overview


The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the more fuel-efficient version of the regular Sonata. It competes with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. This year, it remains largely unchanged, but it does receive some new multimedia improvements.

The Sonata Hybrid’s look is similar to the standard Sonata, but it does have a few styling differences that you can pick out if you’re looking for them. The front grille is larger, dipping into the front bumper and giving the Hybrid a more aggressive look. The rear bumper and the fenders are also exclusive to the Hybrid; styling changes all add up to help make the Sonata Hybrid more aerodynamic and therefore, more fuel efficient. A hands-free smart trunk comes standard, simply stand three feet or closer behind the Sonata Hybrid with the key fob on your person and it will open automatically. Also standard are power folding, heated side mirrors, a rear lip spoiler, LED daytime running lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels (17-inch wheels optional).

There are also updates to the Sonata Hybrid’s drivetrain, including a new, smaller gasoline engine (down from 2.4- to 2.0-liters). The lithium-polymer battery now holds more power, 1.62 kWh which is a 13-percent improvement over the old battery. It powers an upgraded 51-hp electric motor, bringing total output to 193-hp. These improvements allow the Sonata Hybrid to travel on electric power alone at speeds up to 75 mph. One thing we also enjoy about the Sonata Hybrid – it comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, which helps it to feel more like a car than some other hybrids. Fuel economy is estimated to have improved by 10-percent, to 40/44 mpg city/highway for SE models, while Limited models get 39/43 mpg thanks to additional standard equipment which adds more weight.

Inside, there are numerous improvements, starting with the trunk. Hyundai’s engineers also changed the position of the Sonata Hybrid’s battery; instead of sitting in a pack directly behind the rear seats it’s been relocated under the trunk, next to the spare tire. This gives the Sonata Hybrid a large rear cargo pass-through on Limited models, which feature a 60/40-split folding rear seat. This is a feature that’s missing from much of the competition which allows you to carry longer items, like a snowboard or lumber. It also means that the Sonata Hybrid has best-in-class trunk capacity at 13.3 cubic feet.

Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link multimedia system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. Limited models add leather upholstery, heated/ventilated/powered front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. Also available are navigation with an 8-inch screen and HD radio.

Standard safety equipment includes a rearview camera, antilock brakes, seven airbags, and a driver’s blind spot mirror. As a part of the Ultimate Package which is available on Limited models, the Sonata Hybrid also offers lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control with full stop/start capability.