Hyundai Sonata PHEV On Sale In The US In 2015

Hyundai Sonata PHEV On Sale In The US In 2015

In terms of maximum electric range, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is quite the over-achiever.

When Hyundai first announced the Sonata PHEV, the automaker listed its electric range at up to 22 miles.  A few months later, Hyundai revised that figure to up to 24 miles.

Now, with official EPA testing complete, the maximum electric range, from its 9.8 kWh LG Chem battery pack with a lifetime warranty, is listed at 27 miles.

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Gets Electric Range Rating Of 0 To 27 Miles

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Gets Electric Range Rating Of 0 To 27 Miles

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Signage From NAIAS 2015

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Signage From NAIAS 2015

Aside from the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR, the Sonata PHEV has more electric range than any other 2016 plug-in hybrid in the U.S.

Officially listed with an electric range of 0 to 27 miles, the Sonata PHEV seems impressive on paper.

Its composite MPG figures are as follows:

  • 57 city
  • 60 highway
  • 59 combined
Additionally, the Sonata PHEV has an impressive total range of 600 miles, a figure that beats all other plug-in hybrids available in the U.S. for 2016.

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Some additional details on the Sonata PHEV:

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Interior

Hyundai Sonata PHEV Interior

Hyundai soon will launch in the US and Canada its first plug-in hybrid vehicle – the Sonata PHEV, which will be in competition with the Ford Fusion Energi and Honda Accord PHEV.

Sonata PHEV’s advantage will be a slightly bigger battery (9.8 kWh from LG Chem), which lets it qualify for $4,917 worth of federal tax credit. And it comes with a Lifetime battery warranty..

50 kW electric motor is combined with a 2.0L GDI engine and six-speed automatic gearbox for a total of 151 kW of system power. All-electric mode is available up to 75 mph (121 km/h).

Hyundai Sonata PHEV will be manufactured in South Korea and enter market this fall, initially in the ZEV states (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont).

And here's a link to a post comparing the Sonata PHEV to the Ford Fusion Energi and Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid.

We eagerly await Hyundai's pricing announcement for the Sonata PHEV.  We expect to see it get a base price of approximately $32,000.