2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for Sale in Springfield, MA
Hyundai presents drivers with an excellent pair of choices between the gas-only Sonata and the Sonata Hybrid. Both have bold styling, a sophisticated interior, and excellent standard features, but the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has the added appeal of higher fuel efficiency – and the hot look lent by its exclusive rear spoiler. For the 2021 model year, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid maintains the generous 3-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan (introduced for 2020) that covers normal factory-scheduled maintenance visits, as well as the industry-leading warranties – including 10-year/100,000-mile coverage for both the powertrain and hybrid battery – that separate it from the rest of the midsized sedan pack.
Trims and Mechanical Components
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a front-wheel-drive sedan made in Blue, SEL, and Limited trim levels, which all get a 2.0-liter GDI Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 39-kW electric motor system that combine for a total system output of 192 hp. This engine is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Based on EPA estimates, the Blue is the most fuel efficient of the bunch, returning 50 mpg in the city and 54 mpg on the highway, while the SEL and Limited both achieve 45 city/51 highway. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s efficiency is enhanced by its aerodynamic wheels, active air shutters (flaps in the grille that close during electric driving), and air deflectors that minimize its coefficient of drag to 0.24. It also has regenerative braking, wherein energy created by the stopping process that would otherwise be lost is captured and routed to the battery, helping to extend range.
The Blue has some standard features not normally seen on base trims: LED headlights and taillights, side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, premium cloth-upholstered seats, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, keyless entry and push-button start, and Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System (which provides several convenient remote services). The SEL supplies full LED taillights, heated side mirrors, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Hyundai’s Digital Key, which allows your smartphone to act as the vehicle’s key fob.
The Limited rounds out with full LED headlights, a solar glass roof that lends a little extra range (about 2 miles per day), rain-sensing windshield wipers, memory functions for the side mirrors and driver’s seat, leather seats, ventilated front seats, a rear center armrest with dual cupholders, a surround-view camera system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a simulated-leather dashboard, a heated steering wheel, a color head-up display, and ambient interior lighting with 64 colors.
Safety and Technology
All three of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid trims come with the Hyundai SmartSense suite of active safety features (forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping and following assist, a driver attention monitor, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, rear occupant alert, safe exit assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and high beam assist). The Limited adds rear parking collision-avoidance assist, front and rear parking sensors, highway drive assist, and a class-exclusive blind-spot view monitor that displays in the gauge cluster.
The Blue trim gets an infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone function and wireless audio streaming. The SEL issues a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system and dual USB ports, while the Limited delivers an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display and navigation.