2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Do you remember your first car? Mine was a used turquoise 1995 Chevy Cavalier. It was a good car. In fact, just before we got married, my husband got one of those new VW Bugs and we traded cars and he drove the Cavalier until he got a work vehicle a couple years later. Over the last few years, I started doing car reviews. I love trying out new cars that I wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to drive like the Kia Sedona I drove a month ago. This past week I had the pleasure of driving the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited. I didn’t have much experience driving a hybrid, so I was really interested to see how they drove and what the gas mileage is like.

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 About the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Upon first glance, I really liked the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. It is a good size car with loads of leg room and a VERY LARGE trunk! While the trunk size is huge, I do recommend, if you drive this car or any car really, is to get a trunk organizer. It will prevent things from going all the way to the back of the trunk AND it has a lifetime warranty!! My husband is 6’2″ and he had the passenger seat all the way back and my son still had plenty of room behind him! My other favorite feature, one that I think EVERY car should have (especially if you live in a cold state like Michigan) is the heated steering wheel! I love turning that on and warming my hands as I drive!

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Other great features about the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited that the car had are…

Standard Features

  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Traction Control
  • ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Integrated Regenerative Braking
  • Front, Front Side-Impact, Side Curtain and Driver Knee Airbags
  • Blind Spot Detection System with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rearview Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitor with Individual Tire Pressure Indicator
  • 2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection 4-Cylinder Hybrid Engine
  • Combined Hybrid System Power
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • 270V Lithium Polymer Battery and Hybrid Starter Generator
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Shiftronic®
  • 17-inch Eco-Spoke Alloy Wheels and P215/55R17 Tires
  • HID Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Rear Lip Spoiler and LED Taillights
  • Proximity Key Entry with Push Button Start
  • Color LCD Trip Computer with Hybrid Technology Display
  • Leather Seating Surfaces with Power Front Seats
  • Heated and Ventilated Front seats and Heated Rear Seats
  • Integrated Memory System for Driver Seat and Side Mirrors
  • Leather Wrapped Stearing Wheel
  • Dual Automatic Temperature control and Floor Console-Mounted Rear Vents
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Homelink®
  • 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat and Rear Side Window Shades
  • Premium door Sill Plates
  • 5 Inch Color Touchscreen Audio display
  • SiriusXM® with 90 day Trial
  • Bluetooth® Hands Free Phone System
  • Hyundai Blue Link® Telematics System
  • Blue Link Connected Care Complimentary Trial
  • Emergency Tire Puncture Repair Kit in lieu of Spare Tire
  • Full Tank of Gas

The added features that the particular Hyundai Sonata that I drove had are:

  • Panoramic Sunroof with Tilt and Slide
  • High-gloss Window Surround
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Rear Parking Assistant System
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start Capability
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold
  • Navigation System with 8-inch Touchscreen Display
  • Infinity® Speakers with Subwoofer and Amplifier
  • HD Radio® Technology with Multicasting
  • SiriusXM® Travel Link®
  • LED Interior Lights

With the added features, the Hyundai Sonata I drove retailed for a little over $35,000. Not a bad price at all! The car drove nice, the gas mileage was AMAZING. I drove the car for a solid week and it was at about 3/4 of a tank FULL when it was picked up! One other feature I really liked, besides the heated steering wheel are the LED interior lights. The way that car lit up when you opened a door was really great! You could see in every nook and cranny! I will say, every time I turned the car off, I got this sudden urge to watch the Today Show.

All in all, I really liked this car. There are a couple things I would need to get used to, but that’s like that with any car you drive!

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