Hyundai today announced pricing for its redesigned seventh-generation 2016 Sonata Hybrid starting at $26,100 plus destination totaling $26,825.
Above the base Hybrid trim level is a Hybrid Limited starting at $30,100 plus destination and Hybrid Limited with blue pearl interior for the same.
These prices are in line with the existing $26,000-plus-destination 2015 Sonata Hybrid’s starting point and the car is beginning sale nationwide now, and ahead of a plug-in hybrid version pending this fall.
The automaker did not reveal the PHEV’s price which electrification enthusiasts are anticipating finding out as that model promises the highest electric range of blended PHEVs short of the EREV Chevy Volt.
All vehicles are driven by a 2.0-liter GDI full hybrid powertrain with six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai’s hybrids are the only in class that use a regular auto instead of a continuously variable transmission.
Hyundai says EPA fuel economy for the hybrid has improved 10 percent to 40 city, 44 highway, 42 combined for the most efficient Hybrid trim, and subtract 1 mpg each for the Limited. Last year’s number was 36 city, 40 highway, 38 combined.
The vehicle otherwise promises features and design in line with existing Hyundai Sonata siblings and is the automaker’s bid to compete against hybrid cars including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and new 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid.
Efficiency wise, this is a competitive group with combined MPG for the Toyota at 41, Honda (47), Ford (42) and new Malibu estimated at 47.
A full review of the Sonata Hybrid and PHEV are linked above.