Hyundai introduced the Sonata Hybrid for the 2011 model year. The 2.4-liter I4 engine paired with a 30 kW electric motor pumped out an EPA rating of 34/39 MPGs. A new Sonata hybrid was introduced for the 2016 model year, but it lost 3 subic feet of cargo space in the truck due to the position of the lithium-ion battery.
The Sonata Hybrid offers an improvement in MPGs over its gasoline counterpart, but lacks the fuel economy boost of competitors like the Accord Hybrid and Malibu Hybrid.
Most Common Sonata Hybrid Complaints
- transmission failure
- This Transmission problem has been made 16 times by 2012 model year owners.
- engine siezed
- This Engine problem has been made 9 times by 2012 model year owners.
- engine failure
- This Engine problem has been made 8 times by 2011 model year owners.
- stalls while driving
- This Engine problem has been made 5 times by 2015 model year owners.
- safety stop and do not drive
- This Electrical problem has been made 5 times by 2012 model year owners.
- stalling on acceleration
- This Engine problem has been made 5 times by 2012 model year owners.
Sonata Hybrid Generations
The Sonata Hybrid has 2 generations. Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.
7th Generation Sonata Hybrid (2015—2020)
This generation ranks 75th in reliability out of 103 generations.
6th Generation Sonata Hybrid (2011—2014)
This generation ranks 101st in reliability out of 103 generations.