Hybrids & Electrics

You Can’t Go Wrong With the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In recent years, automaker Hyundai has pushed the envelope to become more competitive with each automotive sector’s leaders. Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata Hybrid is a perfect example of their capacity to compete with Honda and Toyota. In a market dominated by SUVs and crossovers, the Sonata is a champion to keep sedans into consideration.

Though the 2020 Hyundai Sonata presents no over-the-top flashiness capable of unseating the Honda Accord, it is difficult to find flaws in its overall presentation and designed performance.

U.S. News Recognizes the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid as one of the best 4-cylinder cars

The arrival of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid among class leaders results from U.S. News’ recognition of it among the Best Four-Cylinder Cars for 2020. The 2020 Sonata is in elite company on this list, including the Camry, Mustang, Audi A4 and A5, Civic, BMW 2 and 5 Series, Genesis G70, and Porsche Cayman and Boxster. What does the Sonata Hybrid have to justify its inclusion among these cars?

U.S. News cites excellent safety, high predicted reliability, and best-in-class fuel economy as the primary reasons behind their 8.7/10 rating. Additionally, the Sonata has adequate power for most driving situations and provides the driver with four operating modes ranging from a fuel economy optimizing option to a peppier sport option. There are plenty of other highlighted features included in the 2020 Sonata design, which also make it a viable competitor.

What are some highlighted features of the 2020 Sonata?

Part of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s appeal is an emotional connection to the traditional family car with an updated interior, comfortable seating, user-friendly tech features, and pricing SUVs can’t touch. Hyundai took a dull, simplistic design and transformed it into a luxury sedan, adding legroom and trunk space. Its 192 hp engine, combined with a transmission that includes four operating modes, allows for adequate power and capacity for an estimated fuel economy in the 50 mpg (city) and 54 mpg (highway) range.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid topped the U.S. News list among Hybrid and Electric Cars, beating out the hybrid versions of the Camry, Accord, Avalon, and Corolla. The Sonata earned a 9.8 safety score based on an impressive list of standard driver assist and driver safety features, a superior collision avoidance rating, and excellent crash test ratings (NHTSA 5/5 overall and IIHS “Good” on all six tests). 

A four out of five rating for predicted reliability from J.D. Power and Associates rounds out the majority of highlighted features of the Sonata Hybrid, but there is one more crowning feature.

Sonata’s sticker price is extremely competitive with class leaders

At under $28k, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid beats out most competing cars on the U.S. News 4-cylinder list. Its luxury features combined with its mid-range performance, its list of great standard safety features, its high level of reliability, and its class-leading fuel economy justify the Sonata’s sticker price. In essence, you get a lot of value for the price you pay for this car.

It’s hard to go wrong with the 2020 Sonata Hybrid

With perennial leaders like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord setting the standard, the competition at the top of the midsize sedan market is fierce. When you add four-cylinder cars from all sectors, it is a commendable feat to make the U.S. News Best Four-Cylinder Cars for 2020 list. The Sonata Hybrid’s inclusion among the world’s elite four-cylinder cars speaks volumes of its quality and value, making it difficult to go wrong with the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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