2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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$25,750

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling and steering
  • Optional 2.0-liter turbo’s zip
  • Quiet interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Features for the money
  • User-friendly media system

The bad:

  • Most safety tech not offered on all models
  • Base engine just adequate
  • Sport trim with base engine
  • Mid-pack interior quality

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Three gas engines, including two turbos
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that seats up to five. It comes in gas, gas-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The gas version offers three engines: a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 178-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder; and a 245-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models have a 154-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but while the hybrid has a 1.76-kilowatt-hour battery, the plug-in hybrid has a larger 9.8-kwh battery pack. The plug-in hybrid can travel up to 28 miles on electric power alone, the EPA says.

Sonata competitors include the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. A redesigned Sonata is slated to debut as a 2020 model.

What’s New on the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The Sonata Hybrid Limited adds automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and an electronic parking brake.

What Features in the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Are Most Important?

Standard features include air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split, folding backseat, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

Upscale options include hands-free trunk operation, LED headlights and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, navigation with a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and an Infinity premium stereo.

Should I Buy the 2019 Hyundai Sonata?

The Sonata is quiet, comfortable and has user-friendly technology, but its base four-cylinder is just adequate, and the sedan’s interior quality could be better. The availability of efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions is a plus, but there are some good mid-size sedans available — it’s worth your while to check out the competition and find the one that best fits your needs.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

First purchase

This will be a great fit for my family. I’m looking forward to recommending friends and family to easterns. Didn’t think it would be this easy.

5.0

Love everything about it.

Comfortable drive; incredibly quiet; just enough bells and whistles but not more than I need; pretty styling. Love the ice blue color. Great mileage, of course.

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Compare the competitors

2018

Honda Accord Hybrid

$25,100

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2019

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

$35,390

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2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid

$27,950

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