FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The upgraded 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid midsize sedan starts at $26,825, including an $825 destination charge, reflecting no price increase over the base 2016 model.
The second-generation 2016 Sonata Hybrid is on sale now at Hyundai dealerships.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Sonata Hybrid Limited is priced at $30,925, including shipping, reflecting a $600 price increase over the previous model. Pricing is the same on Sonata Hybrid Limited with the Blue Pearl interior.
A $4,500 Limited Ultimate package adds a long list of items, including a forward-collision warning system, Infinity premium audio system and LED interior lights.
Pricing on the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be announced later in the year.
The 2016 Sonata Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor integrated with the car's six-speed automatic transmission. The engine develops 154 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. Total system power is pegged at 193 hp.
The sedan delivers 13 percent more capacity from its lithium-ion battery pack than before.
The EPA said the 2016 Sonata Hybrid returns 39 mpg in city driving and 43 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the 2016 Sonata Hybrid returns 36 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Edmunds says: Hyundai holds the line on base 2016 Sonata Hybrid pricing, which is good news for car shoppers who place a high priority on fuel economy.