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by from Rockford, IL on March 10, 2014

I was wanting to get a new car that was full sized but gets great gas mileage. Looked at Ford fusion hybrid and sonata hybrid. Drove them both. Bought the 2013 Sonata Hybrid. Pluses: Great value, got ...
I was wanting to get a new car that was full sized but gets great gas mileage. Looked at Ford fusion hybrid and sonata hybrid. Drove them both. Bought the 2013 Sonata Hybrid. Pluses: Great value, got it for around $24,000 with rebates and 0.0% financing. Has better standard features than fusion. neither one is made in USA so I didn't even feel guilty. Sonata has a unlimited miles/years warranty on batteries (to original owner only) and that was the deal maker. I'm amazed at this cars acceleration and gas mileage. going 75+mph I'm getting 35-36mpg, going 65mph 39-41mpg on hwy. In city I'm getting 36-40. very pleased. have about 2,000 miles on it now. Also impressed with how quiet this car is. Hyundai has figured out how to get rid of road noise.
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Great car

by from Oxnard, CA on November 20, 2013

We rented about four different Hybrid before lease/ purchase. We checked performance, handling, confort, MPG and warranty on these vehicles. After comparing all the vehicles for price, confort, handl...
We rented about four different Hybrid before lease/ purchase. We checked performance, handling, confort, MPG and warranty on these vehicles. After comparing all the vehicles for price, confort, handling, warranty and MPG (avaraged 39MPG), Wife liked the Hyundai Hybrid the most among others. We also liked the warranty on drive train and hybrid battery package. (10/100 drive train and battery pack warranty extends to life time, as long as you keep the car) We think Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has great value overall, compared to other vehicles we rented. Happy wife & Happy guy
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Great styling, fun to drive

by from Lancaster, PA on June 14, 2013

Bought this car mainly because I fell in love with the styling. It is a challenge to drive a hybrid properly, but on long trips, we are getting in excess of 40 MPG. I have a heavy foot driving style s...
Bought this car mainly because I fell in love with the styling. It is a challenge to drive a hybrid properly, but on long trips, we are getting in excess of 40 MPG. I have a heavy foot driving style so it has been a challenge to learning to drive different, but if you work at it, the numbers are easily achievable. We bought this to lower our monthly gas bill, two 12 mpg SUV's were killing us. I really like the car, it isn't a hot rod, but it is a smooth car all around. I do notice a bit of road noise, but living in PA, our roads are not the best. If you long for something that looks futuristic, and you are not going to look like the owner of a fleet vehicle, consider the 2013 Sonota Hybrid.
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Great car

by from nashville tn on November 24, 2013

only have about 300 miles on my new sonata hybrid - LOVE THIS THING - very stylish - lots of features and lots of pep - plus its by far one of the quiet cars I've ever owned. Very comfortable seats to...
only have about 300 miles on my new sonata hybrid - LOVE THIS THING - very stylish - lots of features and lots of pep - plus its by far one of the quiet cars I've ever owned. Very comfortable seats too which is important because we will be driving frm TN to CA a couple times a year to see family - we have had an elantra before and just got off a lease with a 2012 accent which we liked but not really comfy enough for the long trips - the sonata hybrid fits the bill - so far getting around 35 mpg - which is a few mpg more than the accent for the same type of driving. great value - great mpg - .lots of interior room - comfortable seats and looks beautiful going down the road. have a couple of friends looking at them now for their next car!
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2013 Sonata Hybrid Limited

by from Chicago on June 18, 2013

After having driven a 2008 Prius (which I absolutely love) for a few years it was time to look for a new car. The choices are obvious and many if looking for a hybrid. I settled on the Sonata Hybrid ...
After having driven a 2008 Prius (which I absolutely love) for a few years it was time to look for a new car. The choices are obvious and many if looking for a hybrid. I settled on the Sonata Hybrid Limited with Tech package for several reasons. With the car fully loaded, the list price of this car is so much lower than other vehicles. The ride and comfort are luxurious. Although I've only had this car for 2 weeks, I have to say I absolutely love it. it is way much more comfortable and luxurious than the Prius, even the new ones. The BlueLink package that comes standard for 3 years is phenomenal. The power train warranty of 10/1000 is a great feature too. Actually all of the warranty specifics are great. If you're looking for a comfortable hybrid with good interior space, great styling, great ammenities, look no further.
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We love our car

by from St. Louis, MO on September 19, 2014

We were in the position that we had to buy a new car. The mechanic told us that it wasn't worth spending any more money on our 2000 Saturn. I was determined that we would buy a Prius, but I went to dr...
We were in the position that we had to buy a new car. The mechanic told us that it wasn't worth spending any more money on our 2000 Saturn. I was determined that we would buy a Prius, but I went to drive it and I hated it. It wasn't comfortable, I didn't like how it looked, or like my view out the rear view window. I was really upset about what we would do. Our family has great Toyota loyalty, so this was a shock. I also tried the Corolla, and Camry and didn't like them. Up until now my all time favorite car had been a Nissan Altima, but it just wasn't quite right either. My husband said he thought it was flimsy feeling. I read a lot of reviews, and my sister told me to go try the Hyundai Sonata. I wasn't sure what to expect. But I went to try it out. It was in Feb, 2014, so I looked at the 2013 models. They didn't have any colors I liked in the non-hybrid, so they guy showed me a hybrid in the blue. I had never even thought about a Hybrid besides the Prius! I had quite a roller-coaster ride finding the car we wanted and ended up with an absolutely wonderful deal and a car we love! I had noticed the styling of this car a long time before I even knew what kind of car it was. Every time I get in I am amazed at how solid it feels compared to other cars I tried, and how spacious it is inside, yet how easy it is to park. The dashboard area also looks like a luxury car to me. It has styling and is easy to see what you need to see. I'm not always happy with the Blue Link navigation. They can be very slow to answer and the voice recognition can drive you crazy. We get close to the 40 mpg most of the time. We my husband drives 20 miles to work each day, and we both try hard to get the best mileage we can. You can train yourself to drive just a little differently to get better mileage by watching the gauges on the dashboard. We get almost 600 miles to the tank. I did have a problem with brake master cylinder, but they were very willing to fix it, and that has been the only problem. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if I needed a new car.
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Amazing Car

by from 91344 on March 12, 2014

The car gets great gas mileage. commute 82+ miles a day and decided I needed I hybrid. I test drove the Sonata and loved it. It was comfortable, handled nicely, and was really safe. Got a great deal a...
The car gets great gas mileage. commute 82+ miles a day and decided I needed I hybrid. I test drove the Sonata and loved it. It was comfortable, handled nicely, and was really safe. Got a great deal and have never looked back. Great technology, and the salesman new his stuff. LOVE IT!!!
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Best for highway, not in city

by from Burlingame, CA on March 18, 2014

I bought my sonata hybrid in dec 2013 and I have about 2000 miles on it.The car looks great, awesome features for the price I paid, runs really smooth and quiet. It gives great mileage and quiet ridin...
I bought my sonata hybrid in dec 2013 and I have about 2000 miles on it.The car looks great, awesome features for the price I paid, runs really smooth and quiet. It gives great mileage and quiet riding when riding on highways( @40 mpg as promised) but once you hit the city roads, the mileage you get is around 26mpg, which is 10 miles less than the EPA estimate on the sticker (36 mpg). I use my car mainly for city driving and I thought hybrids can never go wrong with the city mileage but I greatly disappointed me as I use my car mostly for short commutes within the city. The car is great except for this which I need the most. Bummer. I asked the hyundai customer care if they have heard any complaints about city mpg but they deny of having any complaints. May be if more of them complain, they are going to do something about it. So bottom line, if you are a long distance highway commuter, this car is a steal for the money you pay. But if you are looking a car for shorter commutes/in city, my advice: don't fall for the pretty looks, like I did.
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Great value

by from New York, New York on February 28, 2014

Have had my 2013 now for a little over a year. Gives great gas mileage - about 35 city, 40 highway. Haven't had any real problems so far. It has good acceleration and start to stop is smooth. Even in ...
Have had my 2013 now for a little over a year. Gives great gas mileage - about 35 city, 40 highway. Haven't had any real problems so far. It has good acceleration and start to stop is smooth. Even in the recent snow we've had up in the Northeast, it handled well even on unplowed roads at slow speeds. The only complaint I have is with repairs and replacement parts. About 4 months in having the car, I was side swiped by a another car. Repairs went fine except that I had to wait 2 months for some parts to be shipped from Korea. If those parts had been stocked in the USA, my repairs would have been done in about 2 weeks according to the shop. Instead it took a full 3 months for me to get my car back. Thankfully, Hyundai was very accommodating and gave a loaner car once the duration of my insurance for this had run out. So, overall, didn't like the wait - but the service was very good.
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SKEPTICAL ABOUT 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID LIMITED

by from Laconia, New Hampshire on May 1, 2014

Recently,I bought a new 2013 hybrid Sonata Limited with 35 miles. I think the car looks great, it's loaded with great options and should have a dependable 2.4 L motor. It doesn't have a sun roof or he...
Recently,I bought a new 2013 hybrid Sonata Limited with 35 miles. I think the car looks great, it's loaded with great options and should have a dependable 2.4 L motor. It doesn't have a sun roof or heated side rearview mirrors. For $24,350, I feel as if I got a fair deal. Although car reviews mention several good options/features, unfortunately, they don't give it much more than average review and ratings. For example: while the car's stopped, it's power conversion from electric to gas is delayed much more than other hybrids. The car also has an odd brake feeling giving you too much stopping at light pressure and not enough as you depress harder resulting in a long braking distance before stopping (65 MPH). The car has a noisey cabin and it doesn't steer well therefore, having poor control under pressure consditions. And, the 40 MPG is a mith. The best the car will get is 33-35 MPG. For the money, I think it's a fair deal.Time will tell.
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