2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Consumer Review: Has not delivered on mileage

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

38 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Has not delivered on mileage
By chauffeurboy on


2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


I purchased this vehicle as a replacement for a 2011 regular Sonata that was written off in an accident.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to take advantage of the potential fuel savings given that I commute 110 kms daily.

I cannot understate my disappointment.
My 2011 Sonata averaged 31mpg and my hybrid averaged 35 mpg.

I did a comparison of my fuel expenses and mileage.
Over a 26000km period I saved approximately 198 litres.
Based on todays gas prices of 1.14.9 this translates to an annualized savings of $227.00.
Over a 5 year period the savings is nowhere close to the $5,000 dollar premium I paid to purchase a hybrid.

Recommend (2) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
By shaky4
on 05/07/13 04:20 AM (PDT)

Congrats on your new HSH and excellent fuel economy. Hybrids shine in city, short commutes or stop and go type of traffic. In 110 km commutes, your regular sonata or even Elantra would have done as well or better. I purchased a new HSH on Sunday 05/05/13 with 6 miles. Have 110 miles on odo now and will post review at 1000 miles. So far at 35.2 mpg and happy.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.