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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Go green not boring

Sometimes, the idea of going green has buyers thinking more about sacrifice instead of gain. Well, it’s time to change that train of thought by exploring the brand new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Revamped for 2016, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up the best Hyundai has to offer in the fuel-saving domain, as well as luxurious amenities and an exterior design that screams sophistication, not planet-saving.

While not outwardly that different from the outgoing model, the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is slightly longer and wider than the previous generation. Most notably, that helps the Sonata Hybrid gain the roomiest award of the hybrids on the market right now with the most headroom, legroom and trunk space with 344L. All that room is a huge deal when it comes to a hybrid vehicle, as generally the trunk and rear legroom are compromised by batteries. Hyundai took care of that via improved battery cell technology that’s reduced in size and actually flat.

Exterior styling of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is perhaps one of its best selling points: it doesn’t look like a whacky futuristic gas-saving vehicle. Instead it looks like a sophisticated and classy midsize sedan that’s as at home beside a luxury vehicle as it is an EV. In terms of differences from the purely gas-powered version, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata simply features a more aerodynamic front fascia as well as the Hybrid badging. That’s about it. Incognito green is what it should be called.

Inside, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is loaded to the gills with technological bits and bobs, including heated and ventilated front seats, lane departure warning and rear collision warning, as well as satellite radio, Bluetooth and UBS ports for charging all your goodies.

Design-wise, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features some great interior aesthetics including pinstripe detailing beautifully matched to a dark blue leather seat material.

Of note: The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid produces a fabricated engine noise for pedestrians when in EV mode. This is a safety feature to ensure those walking near the car realize it’s moving and in their vicinity.

Speaking of engine, what mill is hiding beneath the classy hood of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid? It’s a 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder Atkinson engine that produces a combined horsepower of 205 ponies and 140 lb-ft of torque. In EV mode you’ll get in the 20-30km range on full battery alone. And all that green power is controlled via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

If going green is in your cards and you want to do so without sacrificing comfort, luxury, and a classy looking car, then the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the midsize sedan for you.

Head down to Kitchener Hyundai today to talk to our experts about the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and don’t forget to book your test drive, too.

Jun 26th, 2015