2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid doesn't just save you money on gas - it delivers a speedy, luxurious take on hybrid performance.

Why Buy the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?

After a mid-cycle refresh for the current model year, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid showed up at the Chicago Auto Show looking as sleek and modern as it's ever been. And, under its head-turning new grille and stylishly slanted headlights, you'll find a fully loaded cabin, with everything from leather upholstery to ventilated seats on offer. This hybrid combines modern creature comforts with thrifty fuel economy, earning up to 40 city/46 highway mpg, so you'll enjoy substantial luxury even as you save money on gas.

How Does the Sonata Hybrid Work?

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata balances moneysaving fuel economy with highway-friendly power. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 154 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with a 38-kW electric motor that ups the ante with an additional 51 horses and 151 pound-feet of torque. Together, they make a combined output of 193 horses, creating a smooth, swift ride. Best of all, you'll earn up to 40 city/46 highway mpg.

What Features Does the Sonata Have?

Whether you're looking for a comfortable commuter vehicle or a tech-savvy family hauler, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has you covered. It's got the latest in smartphone connectivity features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This hybrid sedan also takes convenience to new levels with a range of luxury add-ons. The hands-free trunk comes in handy: even when you've got your hands full of grocery bags, it's easy to load the trunk. Rear window sunshades protect the cabin from damaging UVA rays and even keep things cooler on an especially hot day. And, speaking of hot days, the ventilated front seats do a great job of cooling you off all summer long.

All 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models come standard with advanced safety aids, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. When you're switching lanes on the highway, this technology alerts you to any vehicles you might not be able to see, curtailing any painful sideswipes. When you add optional equipment, such as forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist, and the Sonata actively intervenes to help you avoid danger. The Blue Link telematics system provides a strong safety net, with features like automatic collision notification and on-demand roadside assistance to give you peace of mind in heavy traffic.

How Much Cargo Space Does the Sonata Hybrid Have?

In the trunk, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space. That's enough room for your gym bags and weekend getaway gear. The space is slightly smaller than what you see in the non-hybrid Sonata - 16.3 cubes - because the hybrid's lithium-ion battery pack is located under the cargo hold. Thanks to the 60/40-split folding rear seats, though, it's easy to fold down one or both seats to create cargo space for longer boxes or sports gear.