2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Sonata Plug-in Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
As its name suggests, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid sedan can be plugged into an electrical outlet or charging station to charge its lithium-ion battery pack. That battery is five times larger than the one in the automaker's regular Sonata Hybrid, giving the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid's upsized electric motor the ability to propel this midsize sedan up to 27 miles in all-electric mode.
The advantage should be obvious. There's none of the range anxiety experienced by drivers of all-electric vehicles because once the battery's charge is depleted, the Sonata's internal combustion engine comes online and the car operates as a normal gasoline-electric hybrid. The result is 99 miles per gallon equivalent when you figure in the all-electric range and a solid 39 mpg in traditional hybrid mode. Besides its powertrain, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid offers the same traits as the regular Sonata, such as a roomy interior, a pleasant driving demeanor and a long list of standard features. Overall, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid's combination of plug-in capability and traditional midsize sedan strengths makes it a solid pick.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is a midsize family sedan offered in two trim levels: base and Limited. Under the hood is 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 50-kilowatt (67-horsepower) electric motor. Total system output is 202 hp, delivered to the front wheels by way of a six-speed automatic transmission. The base Plug-in Hybrid comes well-equipped with features, so the Limited mostly adds on luxury-oriented features plus a few extra driver safety aids.
You'll likely be quite happy with the base model's standard equipment. Highlights include 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a hands-free trunklid, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone app integration, an 8-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 xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power front passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings and an upgraded nine-speaker Infinity sound system. The Limited also comes with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors and automatic high-beam headlight control.
The sole factory option, offered only on the Limited, is an interior trim package with distinctive blue leather.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Sonata Plug-in Hybrid safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Provides an audible warning if a collision with a vehicle ahead of you is imminent.
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Monitors driver's blind spots and provides a warning for risky lane changes.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Provides an audible and visual warning if you drift outside of your lane.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid for Sale
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid isn't coy about what makes it special — it is quite obviously the plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata family sedan. But what does that include, exactly? Well, with a much larger battery than the one in the regular Sonata hybrid, it can travel 27 miles on electricity alone before effectively becoming a regular hybrid and returning 39 mpg combined. It's also capable of being replenished by plugging the car into a wall socket or a dedicated charging station you can install in the garage or find in various spots around town.
Those figures may pale in comparison to what you'd get from some other more dedicated hybrids — plug-in or otherwise — but it's important to remember that with the Sonata you're getting a more spacious, family-friendly vehicle. It's considerably quieter and more refined, with a well-made cabin that eschews the typical futuristic design aesthetic typical of advanced green cars. Visually, it doesn't draw attention to its eco-ness, which can be a plus for many. Now, it does have a rather small trunk, but among plug-in hybrid sedans, it's actually among the biggest you can get.
The Sonata Plug-In Hybrid's powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor powered by a 9.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Total system output is 202 hp. Given its 27 miles of estimated range and 39-mpg combined battery-depleted estimate, the EPA indicates the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid will return a 99 miles per gallon equivalent. That compares favorably to other plug-in hybrids.
Two trim levels are available: base and Limited. Even the base car includes alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a hands-free trunklid, keyless ignition and entry, a leather-wrapped wheel, heated front seats, a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, an 8-inch touchscreen and satellite radio. The Limited adds high-end items such as xenon headlights, leather, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, adaptive cruise control and additional accident-avoidance tech.
That's a ton of standard equipment, but know that, as a result, the Sonata does have a higher base price than its rivals. It's not quite the budget buy you might expect from a Hyundai, but it's also good enough that you get what you pay for. As such, the 2017 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is a must test-drive for anyone looking for such an eco-friendly car. Let Edmunds help you find the perfect match and a great deal on a new Sonata sedan.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Overview
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Sedan. Available styles include Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and Limited w/Blue Pearl Interior 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?
2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,610. The average price paid for a new 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $3,809 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,809 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,801.
The average savings for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is10.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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