Used 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
Pros & Cons
- Spacious interior with comfortable front seats
- User-friendly infotainment interface
- Low fuel-efficiency figures for the class
- Not as much cargo space as hatchback competitors
- Grabby brake-pedal feel can make it hard to stop smoothly
Which Sonata Plug-in Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
When stepping up from a standard hybrid to a plug-in hybrid, exceptional fuel economy and all-electric range become the priorities. Unfortunately, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid doesn't stand out in these categories. Its 28 miles of all-electric range is certainly decent, but other plug-ins can go more than 50 miles on electric power before switching to gas. And once you're primarily relying on the Sonata's gas engine, you'll typically be getting around 39 mpg, according to the EPA. The Prius Prime, in comparison, gets 54 mpg.
Where the Sonata redeems itself is with its fairly conventional styling, both inside and out, and user-friendly interior. It comes with a fair amount of standard equipment as well as Hyundai's lengthy warranty coverage. But that amount of normality might not be enough to sway buyers looking for the best the plug-in hybrid market has to offer in 2019.
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid models
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is a midsize family sedan offered in two trim levels: base and Limited. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. Total system output is 202 horsepower, which is delivered to the front wheels by way of a six-speed automatic transmission. It has an EPA-estimated EV range of 28 miles on a full charge.
Standard features for the base trim include 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a hands-free trunklid, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
You also get a rearview camera, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, Hyundai's Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration, two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
If you are looking for more, though, step up to the Limited. You'll get adaptive LED headlights, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power front passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, a wireless charging pad, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, and an upgraded nine-speaker Infinity sound system. The Limited also comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, a drowsy driver warning system, and automatic high beams.
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Our experts like the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid models:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Sounds an audible warning if a collision with a vehicle ahead of you is imminent and will apply the brakes if you don't respond in time.
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Monitors blind spots and issues a warning if you start to change lanes with another car present.
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Emits an audible and visual warning if you drift outside of your lane and will nudge you back if you don't respond in time.
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vs. the competition
2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
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Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vs. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
If the extra fuss and expense of a plug-in hybrid don't interest you but you'd still like a sedan that gets pretty good fuel economy, the standard Sonata Hybrid is a great option. It's even available with a few items you can't get on the plug-in variant, such as a panoramic sunroof and 60/40-split folding rear seats.
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt is an excellent plug-in hybrid, combining impressive efficiency, good road manners and decent practicality. It's also filled with plenty of tech. Unfortunately, the Volt will be discontinued soon, but that might make for some good bargains as dealers look to unload them. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Volt.
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vs. Hyundai Kona Electric
For the maximum in fuel efficiency (it doesn't use any at all), check out Sonata's own corporate stablemate, the Kona Electric. One of our top-rated models in the electric car segment, the Kona Electric provides 258 miles of range, pleasing performance and comfortable interior. It's a great option for most of your driving needs.
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Is the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid a good car?
What's new in the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid:
- The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is unchanged for 2019
- Part of the first Sonata Plug-in Hybrid generation introduced for 2016
Is the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid reliable?
Is the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?
The least-expensive 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,400.
Other versions include:
- Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) which starts at $39,000
- 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) which starts at $33,400