2012 Hyundai Sonata
There are 21 user reviews for the Hybrid trim shown below
- Good Fuel Economy, excellent room and comfort
- as is true for other hybrids trunk is sacrificed to batteries
Purchased As New
This is an excellent car. It looks good, drives well and is exceedingly comfortable and roomy. The braking is smooth without pull or catching - does not feel like a hybrid. Steering is certain with only slight body sway when turning at high speed. This car is good for transporting families, getting kids to school and activities, commuting and highway driving. A way to maximize fuel efficiency is to have the car operate under cruise control as much as possible. Cruise control will maximize the amount of time that the engine is in EV mode. This car is fantastic on highways and country roads. Set cruise control at 55mph and it will get close to 48 mpg. On occassion, I have needed to catch a plane and set the Cruise Control at 75 mph to get to the airport. The car still gets about 42 mpg with the car going for miles at a time in EV mode. My wife does not like to use Cruise Control and she gets about 38 mpg in mixed driving - which is slightly better than the EPA rating. Note that except for determining the mpg for short trips of 50 miles of less at say 75 mph, that the mpg was determined by measuring the miles driven divided by the amount of gas consumed (measured by refilling the tank).
Of the standard features, I really like the Bluetooth hands free phone connection and the proximity detection/electronic ignition.
Additional nice features that you do not feel are the excellent warranty, with an original owner lifetime battery warranty and the excellent performance in crash testing.
I had been a strong advocate of Saturn, when that company existed and functioned apart from GM. After my experience with the Sonata hybrid and my daughter's experience with her Elantra, I have switched my favor to Hyundai.
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