2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Adds Value, Capability
- 02/21/2013 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
Hyundai has announced that its 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will have improved fuel efficiency and increased electric-only driving range for a price less than the outgoing model. The 2013 model will start at $25,650, $200 less than the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, while the top-of-the-line Sonata Hybrid Limited will start at $30,550.
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features improved fuel efficiency from the outgoing model. The new base model is EPA-rated at 36 city/40 highway/38 combined mpg, versus 34 city/39 highway/36 combined mpg for the 2012 model. The improved fuel economy is the result of a larger capacity hybrid starter generator, a higher output electric motor and a more powerful battery pack, combined with upgrades to the 2.4L four-cylinder gasoline engine and enhanced transmission. In addition, the changes means that the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid operates more frequently and for longer periods of time in electric-only mode, such as during highway driving at steady speeds. As before, the battery in the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with a lifetime warranty.
Photos by Hyundai Motor America.