Hyundai Prices 2014 Sonata Hybrid Starting at $26,810
Soon, we will publish our four-car hybrid and hybrid-like-thing comparison. With the exception of one vehicle, none of the hybrids we tested averaged fuel economy of less than 40 mpg over a few hundred miles of driving. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, while invited, was not among the vehicles tested, mostly because it wasn't available at the time we conducted our test. But we're not sure how it would have fared at the pump. Rated at 36/40 mpg city/highway, the 2014 falls well behind three vehicles we tested--the Honda Accord Hybrid (50/45 mpg city/highway), Toyota Camry Hybrid (43/39 mpg city/highway), and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid (42/48 mpg city/ highway). Those vehicles were between $27,000 and about $33,000 or so, which is exactly where the Sonata sits. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,810, including $810 for destination and handling, representing an overall $365 price increase for the new model year. Loaded Sonata Hybrid Limited models start at $31,560, a $215 price increase. Only a $1,000 panoramic sunroof is on the options sheet for the top-tier Sonata Hybrid. Combined with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2014 Sonata Hybrid produces 199 horsepower and comes with a long list of exclusive features to the hybrid model, including two 4.2-inch monitors, satellite radio, LED headlight accents, and exclusive LED tail lights. Best of all, it has a lifetime battery warranty. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid goes on sale right about now. As shown earlier, an all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata is making its debut this month in Korea before coming to New York shortly thereafter. With that, we imagine a new hybrid will come out in the not-too-distant future. And we imagine it'll do a better job of gunning for top-tier fuel economy. Source: Hyundai
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