2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Price, Driving Range, Availability
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid car goes on sale in the United States!
The long-awaited Sonata plug-in hybrid car is on its way to select Hyundai dealerships, according to sources close to the automaker.
Boasting a segment-leading 27-mile all-electric driving range, the 2016 plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata sedan incorporates enhanced exterior design with improved aerodynamics, as well as a plethora of premium features and large number of safety technologies.
It comes available in two trim levels (base and Limited), while pricing starts at $34,600 for the base model (or $29,681 with federal tax incentives)!
Standard features on the base model include 17-inch “Eco-spoke” alloy wheels, the hands-free Smart Trunk, a premium audio system, navigation with an 8-inch touch-screen and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Limited model adds more safety features such as forward collision warning, HID xenon headlights, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist and rear parking sensors.
U.S. state availability
As mentioned above, the new Sonata plug-in goes on sale this week, but is limited to certain markets.
Initially, the vehicle will only be on sale in a handful of U.S. states.
Early adopters will need to find a Hyundai showroom in one of the following markets:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
2016 model year pricing
|2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||MSRP||Net MSRP w/ Federal Tax Incentive*|
|Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||$34,600||$29,681|
|Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited||$38,600||$33,681|
The entry level 2016 Sonata Hybrid MSRP starts at $34,600 (not including freight charges of $835!), while the range-topping 2016 Sonata Hybrid Limited MSRP starts at $38,600 (excluding freight charges of $835).
Both models are, however, eligible for a $4,919 federal tax credit which effectively lowers the MSRP price to $29,681 and $33,681, respectively.
Depending on state, additional local incentives may also be available!
2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid highlights
- Enhanced styling results in industry-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag (tied with the Tesla Model S)
- Segment-leading 27-mile all-electric driving range
- Total driving range up to 600 miles
- Class-leading battery system capacity at 9.8 kWh
- EPA estimated 40 mpg combined in charge sustaining mode
- Level-two 240V charges in less than 3 hours
Under the hood, the mid-size sedan features a plug-in hybrid powertrain which mates a 2.0L Nu 4-cylinder GDI engine with a 50 kilowatt electric motor and a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery.
This package delivers a combined output of 202 horsepower (150 kW).
More importantly, the car boasts a class-leading 27 mile (43.3 km) electric-only range (that’s better than Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid or Audi A3 e-tron!)
Charging: According to Hyundai, the Sonata Plug-in can be charged in roughly nine hours using a 120-volt outlet or Level One charger or in less than three hours using a Level Two (240 volts) charging station.