The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has started arriving in select dealerships. The first-ever Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is available in two trims, the Hybrid and Hybrid Limited with prices starting at US$34,600 (without federal tax incentive).
The 2016 Sonata PHEV has a pure electric range of 27 miles (43.45 km) and a class-leading combined fuel economy of 40 mpg which has been made possible due to the its low coefficient of drag which is 0.24 Cd – same as that of the Tesla Model S.
Dimension premium audio system, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, 17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels, hands-free Smart Trunk, and Blind Spot Detection System with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert all are part of standard fitment. The Limited trim adds safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam Assist and rear parking sensors.
Power for the electric motor is provided by a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery system which is five times larger than the Sonata Hybrid’s battery. It can be charged with a 120V power outlet in less than nine hours or in three hours through a 240V charging station.
The combustion engine is a 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine that works in conjunction with a 50kW electric motor having 32% more power than the motor found on the Sonata Hybrid (38 kW). The combustion engine pumps out figures of 154 hp and 140 lb. ft. (190 Nm) of torque; the combined output is 202 hp at 6,000 rpm.
2016 Hyundai Sonta Plug-in Hybrid – Pricing
|2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||MSRP||Net MSRP w/ Federal Tax Incentive*|
|Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||$34,600||$29,681|
|Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited||$38,600||$33,681|
|Eligible for a *$4,919 federal tax credit based on class-leading 9.8 kWh battery capacity
Additional local incentives also may be available depending on the state of residency