2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review
Pros & Cons
- Spacious interior with seats that are good for the long haul
- Smooth highway ride with minimal road noise
- Infotainment interface is easy to understand and use
- Rear headroom is a little tighter than in some competitors
- Brakes feel grabby and can make it hard to stop smoothly
- Fuel economy trails that of other top hybrids
List Price Estimate
$17,799 - $20,106
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Which Sonata Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Though it's hard to argue with the SE trim level's list of standard features and low price, we like the Limited for its extra equipment. These include a panoramic sunroof, upscale leather interior and more driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The Sonata Hybrid's performance is unremarkable, but the six-speed automatic transmission is a delight compared to CVT automatics found in most hybrids. Handling is decent, but braking action is not intuitive.
The front seats are comfy. The ride is decently smooth until you hit a big bump. Wind, engine and tire noise is well-damped, except the tires are quite loud over surface changes.
The Sonata Hybrid's interior isn't as stylish as some in the class, but the controls are easy to learn and use. Entering or exiting the car is easy enough, and outward visibility is better than most.
While most hybrids inevitably sacrifice some trunk or interior space to make a home for the battery pack, the Sonata Hybrid manages to retain a good bit of usable space. It doesn't give up much trunk space to the regular Sonata, and it's a bit better than many hybrid sedans.
Hyundai's infotainment system is one of the better and easier ones to use. The colors and graphics are sharp and clear, the virtual buttons are large, and the system responds quickly to touch and voice commands.
|Overall||7.5 / 10|
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Sonata Hybrid models:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns the driver of cars in the blind spot of the adjacent lane or when cars are approaching from the side while in reverse.
- Smart Cruise Control With Stop-Start
- Detects vehicles in front of the car and automatically adjusts the cruise speed to maintain a preset distance. Can even bring the car to a full stop.
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Applies corrective steering assistance to help keep the car positioned in its lane if it senses the vehicle drifting.