The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a comfortable and fun midsize sedan that proves Hyundai can build a car that is not only affordable but also easy to use. Like most vehicles in this class, the Hyundai Sonata comes standard with front-wheel drive, many safety features and trim levels that include luxury and sportiness.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a midsize sedan sold in SE and Limited. All Sonatas Hybrid are front-wheel drive.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter engine cranks out 154 horsepower and 140 pound-ft of torque. It paired with a 51-hp electric motor that pushes the combined output to 193 hp. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. Energy captured from regenerative braking is stored in a trunk-mounted lithium-ion battery pack.
In track testing, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, an average time for the class. EPA rated the Hybrid SE at 42 mpg combined (40 city/46 highway), while the Hybrid Limited gets a 41 mpg combined rating (39 city/44 highway).