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2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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So Far, So Great !!!

by from Montville, Ct on June 15, 2015

Everything Pleasing, MPG's, Drive Experience, Looks, Happy So Far !!! Turn Off AC Around Town, On,...On The Highway...."Better Gas Mileage", Also Inflate Tires to 40 PSI. !! As Owners Report "Lurch", ...
Everything Pleasing, MPG's, Drive Experience, Looks, Happy So Far !!! Turn Off AC Around Town, On,...On The Highway...."Better Gas Mileage", Also Inflate Tires to 40 PSI. !! As Owners Report "Lurch", on 1st Start Up & Drive Off,...I Have this Too...!!... Will Try Disengaging the "BlueDrive" & Letting Car Warm Up a Minute...Before Driving...??! Roll Down 2 Passenger Windows About 2-3" with AC Off To Save Gas Mileage ! Minor Issues, 1st Month,...Emergency Brake Adj., Rear Right Bumper Loose, & Window Chrome Stripping Needed Water Spots Buffed Out. All Else Great So Far !!! Very Happy with This Car !! Getting 39-42 MPG's. !!
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Does recommend this car

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The Sonata Hybrid

by from Western Canada - Frequent trips to Vegas on May 23, 2015

I purchased my Sonata in August of last year, 10 months ago, and have driven it about 24700 km since that time in a wide variety of conditions including around town, on the road and several 2 day road...
I purchased my Sonata in August of last year, 10 months ago, and have driven it about 24700 km since that time in a wide variety of conditions including around town, on the road and several 2 day road trips. Milage has been good, but not excellent in comparison to other hybrids. I track every fill and my current average is 7.1 litres per hundred km or 33.1 miles per U.S. gallon. In fairness, many of my long trips are on 80 mph roads which defeats the hybrid system to a great extent. Keeping speeds under 73 mph means mileage at about 41 mpg. City driving is only slightly lower. Turning off the hybrid system when the car is cold is recommended. This removes the hesitancy during acceleration. I usually give the car 2 minutes to warm up, especially on cold days. I don't find the steering heavy as reported by others. It juste takes a bit of getting use too. Interior comfort is excellent except for the lower passenger seat in front. My wife complains about sitting too low so she needs a cushion. A power seat with up/down option would have solved this but it was not available, Also, the rear seats do not fold forward, leaving you with only a small passthrough for things like skis. A roof rack solved that. I bought the car for the warm beige interior and have not been disappointed. It is easy to keep clean and all the buttons and gadgets are fine. The navigation system seems to get confused once in a while but no worse than any others I have used. The exterior constantly turns heads in parking lots, its classic styling eliciting the same response as cars did in the old days. From an economics point of view, the hydrid system does save you money monthly which helps lessen the impact of those monthly payments. This is very much a full sized car with 199 hp so don't expect best hybrid mileage. It has power to spare when passing on a two-lane road and rides solidly like the Buicks of old (of which I had several). It holds the road in the wind, rain and snow (with snow tires which I recommend). Running tires at higher psi definitely helps summer mileage. The entertainment system is top notch. You could leave the vehicle with your ears ringing if desired. Overall, the 2014 Sonata Hybrid (no changes for 2015 I understand) has proven to be a reliable, comfortable and efficient vehicle leaving me with no regrets.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Simply superb!

by from Herndon, VA on April 17, 2014

One of the best cars I've driven. Spacious cabins. Excellent mileage - ~40 (city+highway) - Stylish design - Panoramic sunroof.
One of the best cars I've driven. Spacious cabins. Excellent mileage - ~40 (city+highway) - Stylish design - Panoramic sunroof.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best car I ever owned

by from Quebe City, Qc, Canada on April 25, 2014

I have owned over 20 cars in my life and this is by far the best car I have ever owned. Confort, options style and L/100 km (MPG)I have been getting it is super. Just love it. My previous car was a 20...
I have owned over 20 cars in my life and this is by far the best car I have ever owned. Confort, options style and L/100 km (MPG)I have been getting it is super. Just love it. My previous car was a 2008 Sonata and it was very good but there is no comparaison.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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2015 Sonata Hybrid

by from Honolulu, Hawaii on September 26, 2015

I have had this 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid now for about 5 months and have mixed reviews. The comfort and looks are on par as well as the over all performance. The issue I have is with the MPG. I have...
I have had this 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid now for about 5 months and have mixed reviews. The comfort and looks are on par as well as the over all performance. The issue I have is with the MPG. I have filled the tank about 8 times so far and when driving very conservatively, I have averaged about 31 MPG. When I drove normal without paying too close attention to acceleration, cruise control, etc. I got 26 MPG. To be honest I was disgusted and very frustrated. Like an idiot I traded in my 2014 sonata for this Hybrid thinking I was going to get around 38 MPG, but was sorely mistaken. I have taken the car back to the dealership twice now and both times they claim when they tested it they got over 40 MPG, which is impossible. I have actually lost sleep over this issue and running out of options. I have been looking around to see if others are having the same issues for the 2015 Hybrib but not finding any others with the same issue. Very disapointed!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Needs work, I would not buy this car again.

by from California on May 28, 2014

Great looking car, overall MPG has been 30-34max after 6 months. Numerous build quality issues including problems with the transmission shifting, and the EV mode routinely does not consistently kick i...
Great looking car, overall MPG has been 30-34max after 6 months. Numerous build quality issues including problems with the transmission shifting, and the EV mode routinely does not consistently kick in. Also very disappointed the backseat does not fold down at all. Also the navigation system is very inaccurate I end up using my phone for directions most of the time. Overall this is not a hybrid vehicle I would not buy again or recommend to anyone, unfortunately, the hyundai service departments are very difficult to work with and routinely would dismiss legitimate issues as "normal".
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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No milage as per Advertisement...Can't trust!

by from Philadelphia, PA on February 13, 2015

I really like my Sonata Hybrid 2014 Limited Ed except Milage, I just brought a Hybrid car, only because of good milage. Hyundai advertised Highway 36 and City 40. I'm getting Highway 30-35 miles and C...
I really like my Sonata Hybrid 2014 Limited Ed except Milage, I just brought a Hybrid car, only because of good milage. Hyundai advertised Highway 36 and City 40. I'm getting Highway 30-35 miles and City only 26 miles. It's not a valuable car compare to what I paid. I called Hyundai customer care regarding this issue, They are really irresponsible and suggested to nearest dealer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Pretty nice car

by from Texas hill country on November 30, 2014

Rented an almost new one, drove it for a week. My first hybrid, took a little learning. Nice looking car, very comfortable and smooth. Some slight bumps when it transfers from electric to gasoline eng...
Rented an almost new one, drove it for a week. My first hybrid, took a little learning. Nice looking car, very comfortable and smooth. Some slight bumps when it transfers from electric to gasoline engine. Nothing serious, just an idiosyncrasy. Also the steering felt a little front-heavy to me, maybe just because I'm accustomed to rear wheel drive cars. With mostly highway driving, I got 33mpg.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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"Lurch" (not the butler)

by from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 17, 2015

On the plus side, the car looks great. I get people in parking lots and gas stations making nice comments. Especially the sky blue color which, of course, Hyundai no longer makes. Go figure. Before I ...
On the plus side, the car looks great. I get people in parking lots and gas stations making nice comments. Especially the sky blue color which, of course, Hyundai no longer makes. Go figure. Before I bought it, I took this model out for a very long test drive but I didn't test the proper things, I suppose. It's at its worst when driving on city side streets with lots of stop signs or speed bumps. When slowing down, it doesn't seem to be able to predict which gear to be in and frequently turns off the gas engine only for it to have to come back on a few seconds later. All this can cause very uneven acceleration often with what feels like bad hesitation and sometimes even lurching. Actually, I've decided, after several months that my car's name should be "Lurch". All this is at its worst when the engine is cold, especially winter cold. I find myself frequently turning off blue mode in the city and even doing paddle shifting to get it to gear down when approaching a stop sign. My other big complaint is that the steering feels heavy at highway speeds and requires too much effort as the car may wander a bit depending on the road conditions. (I'm wondering if this is the tires the car came with.) I'm not being wussy -- at the end of a day of long driving on a road trip, my hands and arms feel the fatigue. The NAVI is a bit goofy. It might say something like "turn right at the next street" when it's really two or three streets. And it frequently mispronounces street names. Even something common like "Fairview" comes out as "Fah-ear-view". Once it completely freaked out for over a day. When in Cincinnati, it thought I was off the road in Lexington, KY. As a mainframe computer programmer for forty years, my attitude is that when a program needs fixing, you revise it. So revise it, Hyundai! Saying something is computer controlled is no excuse; it should be an opportunity. The dealership is no help. The head of the service department said that maybe this isn't a good car for city use on side streets. Well thanks for nothing.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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100%

by from Jordan on January 31, 2016

It’s fast and comfortable for family, besides the maintenance service which is very good, so we recommend each and every one to buy such car.
It’s fast and comfortable for family, besides the maintenance service which is very good, so we recommend each and every one to buy such car.
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Uses car for Commuting

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