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Overall a good car with a couple of surprises
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By Kduit
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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If you live in a cold climate, i.e. 4 seasons, you should be aware of the drastic drop in mpg during winter months is possible. Dropped from 40-41 combined mpg to around 28 mpg during the winter months. The other issue is a poor performing cruise control in rolling hills. This is surprising as none of my other vehicles have had trouble with this small hills. Car slows up to 12 mph below set speed, then feels like I pushed the pedal to the floor after cresting these hills. The speed will go up to around 10mph over the set speed. Very eratic and can't be good for the overall health of the car. This is not mountains, just some hills. The Limited has so many comfort features that the car is a joy to ride in on flat roads. Unfortunately I have to pass through the 4 miles of hilly area twice each day for my commute. Hyundai really needs to look into the coding for the cruise control to make this a 5 star car.


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Love after 1 week
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By Bill
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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I've only had the car a week but I truly love it. The technology is excellent. It's the first car I've been able to upload my entire phone directory to. The interior is beautiful and VERY comfortable and the ride is outstanding...so smooth. I wish it got a little better gas mileage. Right now I'm averaging about 38 miles/gal which is on the low end for hybrids. Since I've had it such a short time I can't tell you about reliability or maintenance. I love the long warranty and the technology was easy to master. I bought the car used with only 3400 miles.


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I used to love this car.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Jake C.
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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I purchased this car in October 2017 and as of early March 2018, I have put about 3,200 miles on the vehicle. I purchased the car to be my daily commuter, but still large enough to carry the family around (2 kids and spouse) when we didn't want to take out our family SUV. I loved this car for the first three months I owned it. The fuel economy is great - I am getting about 42 mpg combined driving 80% highway in a mountainous location. The car is very comfortable and fits my family of 4 comfortably. I am able to fit our big double stroller in the trunk, which was a must for my new car. The infotainment center is intuitive and easy to use. The climate control panel is also simple and easy to use. Over the six months that I have owned the car, it has had to be returned to the shop 4 times. The first time was the day after I bought car and all four tires went flat and the dealer didn't remove some of the wrapping tape that was around the car when it shipped. Then in January, three months after purchase, it was very cold and I loaded up my two kids and the car wouldn't start. I got the car jumped and drove it around for about 30 minutes. Once I turned the off when I got home the car once again bricked. I had to get the car towed to the dealership and they told me it was an issue with the battery. So they replaced the battery and things worked well for about a while. In February, I was contacted about a factory recall. The dealership told me that it would take less than 1 hour to complete, so I took a long lunch break. The repair ended up taking 4 hours and I was forced to take leave for my job due to their miscommunication. The inhibitor switch was replaced, but to this day I have not been able to track down the recall on this part of the car. In late February I was driving home around 10pm and all of the lights on the car - the headlights, dome lights, dash lights started flashing and strobing very intensely. The flashing was so intense the car is pretty much unable to be driven at night. I took the car to the dealership, which was an ordeal in itself, where they told me that the hybrid drive on the vehicle had gone out. It was explained to me that this piece acts like the alternator in a hybrid, but again I can't find any information online about this part. They are still waiting for the part to be delivered, but it looks like the car will be in the shop for at least 1 week. While I hope this resolves the problem, I have low expectations. I have contacted Hyundai USA HQ, but the case manager has not reached out to me yet. I am hoping they offer to buy the car back. I need a reliable vehicle and I purchased this car due to the supposed reliability of Hyundais. I have never been so disappointed and wish I could go back in time and not buy this car.


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Solid Sonata
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Sal
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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I have had this car for 3 months and have put 5100 miles on it. I love the ride and comfort. The dash is well laid out with simple controls. I have no complaints about this car.


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Only one complaint so far
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Infogleaner
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)


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I think the heater is a bit gutless. The mornings here in southern Cal. have gotten cold. While the warmed seat is nice, the amount of heat put out by the engine seems minute. I think it has to do with engine temperature never really reaching higher temp levels. But I do like the car. At this time, I only have <600 miles on it.


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