2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for Sale in Springfield, MA
Like many other automakers, Hyundai has been offering a hybrid version of their staple midsized sedan, the Sonata, to keep up with consumer demand. It’s just been redesigned for release midway through the 2020 model year, and there’s a lot to anticipate. Knowing what we know about the Sonata’s new technology and longtime attention to passenger comfort, we’re excited. Not only that, it’ll receive Hyundai’s brand-new complimentary maintenance coverage: 3 years/36,000 miles of scheduled service (tire rotations and oil/filter changes). This all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid brings with it a revised transmission, an available solar-paneled roof, and a smart aerodynamic design, all of which help to maximize fuel savings. The battery has also been relocated, freeing up an additional 2.5 cubic feet of trunk space.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will offer the same SE and Limited trim levels as before, but a new highly fuel-efficient Blue trim enters the picture as the base model. The Smartstream gas-electric hybrid system (192 total horsepower) remains the same: a 150 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine working with a 39 kW electric motor (maximum torque output: 139 pounds-feet). The six-speed automatic transmission has been revised, and Hyundai promises that shifting will be 30 percent smoother and faster, as the improved version continually monitors rotation speed to determine the optimal shift point. The Blue trim is expected to achieve combined city/highway fuel efficiency of 52 miles per gallon; the SE and Limited trims should return around 46 mpg combined.
The 2020 Sonata Hybrid will be capable of traveling up to 686 miles on a single tank, but there’s an option that will boost that: the available photovoltaic (solar-panel) roof will convert sunlight into power to be stored in both the 12-volt accessories battery and the 270-volt hybrid-system battery. This will not just increase the driving range by about 2 miles each day, it will also work to prevent accessories like the heating/cooling and multimedia system from draining the charge.
Amenities and Technology
Just like the conventional gasoline-only 2020 Sonata, the 2020 Sonata Hybrid will be packed with standard comfort features that rise with the trim levels. Some highlights will be heated front seats, a standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen (a 10.25-inch screen will be available), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless smartphone charging. Hyundai’s Digital Key will be available as an option. This innovative feature acts as a key fob, lets you lock and unlock the doors, starts the engine, and adjusts the seating arrangements and side mirrors to your preferred settings. It’s also compatible with multiple devices, so if somebody needs to borrow the car, you won’t need to meet up to exchange keys.
Hyundai’s SmartSense suite of active driver aids consists of technologies that reduce the likelihood of collision. The crash-mitigating features that will come standard on the 2020 Sonata Hybrid are adaptive cruise control, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist. Highway drive assist and high beam assist will be available. For general passenger safety, Hyundai offers a driver attention warning system, which prompts drowsy drivers to take a break, and rear occupant alert, so that no child or pet is left behind in the back seat.