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2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid changes, specs, price


A good news for those who have been in love with Hyundai, especially the new Hyundai Sonata 2017, because there are both versions of it: with standard engine lineup and hybrid. The next generation of 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes slightly refreshed compared to 2016-year model. However, you must be curious about something like its exterior, interior, the kind of engine use to power this car and some kinds of price to have this car.

2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid, changes, release date, price

2017 Hyundai Sonata changes, redesign

There are no big changes on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata look. Its front fascia features aggressive bumper with unique large grille. Standard models come with LED projector headlights and daytime running lights while higher trim levels are available with HID Xenon headlights and panoramic sunroof. With very low coefficient of drag (0.24) it promises lower fuel consumption. For this year, It comes with seven exterior color options that will be available early 2017: Astral Blue, Cosmopolitan Red, Hyper White, Ion Silver, Metropolis Gray, Nocturne Black and Skyline Blue. New Sonata is mid-size sedan which dimensions are one of the biggest in its class and it could be compared to larger sedans such as Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima.

When it comes to safety features beside standard seven airbags, standard features also include Electronic Stability Control, ABS, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Forward Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Lane Departure Warning System. There are plenty of additional features available that was previously reserved only for luxury cars. There are available Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assist and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert (RCTA).

2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid, changes, release date, price

New Hyundai Sonata 2017 interior

The change that will going to happen in the interior design of this car is more about the equipment. Because the spacious is already great, with the amazing design, perfect seating and available leather upholstery the new Hyundai Sonata 2017 will be the most desirable family cars on market. Interior starts with gray and beige color in cloth or leather seating while there is an optional Blue Pearl leather upholstery with contrast stitching. Standard equipment now also includes new 7-inch color touchscreen with integrated Android Auto smarthphone interface, Apple CarPlay, HD radio Infiniti premium audio system and Blue Link Connected Care. Like its predecessor, it also comes with SiriusXM satellite radio, USB/iPod inputs and Bluetooth phone connectivity. For people that ask for more there is 8-inch navigation system with integrated Infinity premium 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer. The new Sonata also features LED interior lights, heated steering wheel, driver memory seat, heated and ventilated front seats, dual zone climate control and different appearance accents.

New Hyundai Sonata 2017 changes, release date, price

2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is going to be same engine that we can find under the hood of 2016-year model. Heart of this midsize sedan is a 2.0-liter Nu GDI inline-4 engine that produces 154 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with integrated electric motor with 38 kW (51 HP) and 151 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid system provides net power of 193 horses. Sonata Hybrid has an availability to decouple the petrol engine from the rest of drivetrain and to run only on electric power with limited speed of 75 mph. Fuel economy is EPA rated at 39 mpg in city and 45 mpg on highway which gives it 650 miles of total estimated range.

The 1.62 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack is located under the trunk floor. With this, it has one of the best in class cargo volume (13.3 cu. ft.) with flat trunk floor and split-folding rear seats.

Standard Sonata offers engine lineup that is consist from three petrol engines. First base engine is a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Theta II engine with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Second powertrain is a 1.6-liter with turbocharger, which delivers 178 horses and 195 lb-ft of torque. This eco-engine comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The most powerful powerplant is 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine with 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. All Sonata models with Theta II engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Hyundai Sonata hybrid, changes, release date, price

Hyundai Sonata 2017 release date and price

The price for the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2017 starts at $26,000 for base model and goes up to $30,100 for Limited Model with Blue Pearl Interior. Just be sure to be well prepared if you want to drive this new model of Hyundai Sonata. All models of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata are covered with the Hyundai Assurance program.

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Model|MPG (Without $835 of delivery charges)
Sonata Hybrid|$26,000
Sonata Hybrid Limited|$30,100
Sonata Hybrid Limited with Blue Pearl interior|$30,100
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