2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid consumer reviews

$26,000 starting MSRP
side view of 2017 Sonata Hybrid Hyundai
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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First hybrid, but will most likely not be my last!

This car is absolutely amazing! There is enough leg room for 4 tall adults to fit comfortably. The gas mileage is phenomenal and I look forward to driving it for many years.


Most stylish car, I've owned

Very stylish looking car! Hyundai has really stepped up their game! Very roomy and comfortable! I get so many complements, of course I keep it well cleaned and shiny! No problems at all. Get about 40MPG in the city and have gotten up to 47MPG on the highway.


Great car at good price

It is the biggest mid- size car and combines the Hybrid technology to provide good gas milage. Got the car at great discount so it is coming out very cost effective compared to a Camry Hybrid or Accord Hybrid.


The best hybrid car fully loaded with smafeatures

This is a great car. The limited edition comes fully loaded with a premium surround sound system from Hartman ( Infinity), smart cruise control which lets you pick distance from the car in front, collision warning, smart lane guidance, auto hold feature, beautiful panoramic sunroof. The car runs very quiet and smooth. On highway I get up to 42mpg mileage. Smart trunk.


Great car, we've owned 3

The gas mileage is fantastic. We went on a trip to Virginia beach and we were getting 50.1 miles per gallon. I will never again buy anything but a Hyundai Hybred Ride is very comfortable and we love this car


Love love love

This car is wonderful. I owned a sonata years ago, so when I decided to trade I my traverse, I wanted another sonata. Amazing car, amazing value. Lots of fun things are standard, like touch screen, bluetooth, and rear camera. The only thing I wish it had was power seats, but I didn't want a sunroof at all, so I had to compromise.


Great car!

I had second thoughts about hybrids until I got this one.great mileage and great pick up looks more expensive then it is. A real fun car to drive.


Great Car

I was worried that buying a hybrid meant that I'd be driving a boring car. Not so! This car is extremely fun to drive. It has great pick up and is very comfortable. And.....I'm getting an average of 42 mpg for my 50 mile round trip commute to work each day.


I used to love this car.

I purchased this car in October 2017 and as of early March 2018, I have put about 3,200 miles on the vehicle. I purchased the car to be my daily commuter, but still large enough to carry the family around (2 kids and spouse) when we didn't want to take out our family SUV. I loved this car for the first three months I owned it. The fuel economy is great - I am getting about 42 mpg combined driving 80% highway in a mountainous location. The car is very comfortable and fits my family of 4 comfortably. The trunk fits our double stroller, which was a much for my new car. The infotainment center is intuitive and easy to use. The climate control panel is also simple and easy to use. Over the six months that I have owned the car, it has had to be returned to the shop 4 times. The first time was the day after I bought car and all four tires went flat and the dealer didn't remove some of the wrapping tape that was around the car when it shipped. Then in January, three months after purchase, it was very cold and I loaded up my two kids and the car wouldn't start. I got the car jumped and drove it around for about 30 minutes. Once I turned the off when I got home the car once again bricked. I had to get the car towed to the dealership and they told me it was an issue with the battery. So they replaced the battery and things worked well for a while. In February, I was contacted about a factory recall. The dealership told me that it would take less than 1 hour to complete, so I took a long lunch break. The repair ended up taking 4 hours and I was forced to take leave for my job due to their miscommunication. The inhibitor switch was replaced, but to this day I have not been able to track down the recall on this part of the car. In late February I was driving home around 10pm and all of the lights on the car - the highlights, dome lights, dash lights started flashing and strobing very intensely. The flashing was so intense the car is pretty much unable to be driven at night. I took the car to the dealership, which was an ordeal in itself, and they told me that the hybrid drive on the vehicle had gone out. It was explained to me that this piece acts like the alternator in a hybrid, but again I can't find any information online about this part. They are still waiting for the part to be delivered, but it looks like the car will be in the shop for at least 1 week. While I hope this resolves the problem, I have low expectations. I have contacted Hyundai USA HQ, but the case manager has not reached out to me yet. I am hoping they offer to buy the car back. I need a reliable vehicle and I purchased this car due to the supposed reliability of Hyundais and it looks like this work they are doing will diminish the value. I am very disappointed.


so far so good.

new in jan 2018 and first tank yielded 48.9 mpg combined. my wife loves this car and she is a stickler for details. This car is everything that was expected in ride and performance and also interior comfort and quality.