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 failure
This Engine problem has been made 8 times by 2011 model year owners.
engine siezed
This Engine problem has been made 8 times by 2012 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.
hesitation when going from battery to engine
This Transmission problem has been made 4 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.

  1. 7 Generation Sonata Hybrid (2015—2019)

    This generation ranks 75 in reliability out of 103 generations.

  2. 6 Generation Sonata Hybrid (2011—2014)

    This generation ranks 101 in reliability out of 103 generations.

News About the Sonata Hybrid

Missing Chemicals in Sonata Hybrid Airbags

 — Hyundai and Kia are recalling 50 cars for airbag problems. The likelihood that you’re one of those 50 is probably pretty slim, but on the off chance you’re one of the lucky ones.

Hyundai Blue Link System Will Self Destruct

 — Messages that self-destruct and dastardly extortion – it all sounds like the plot to Mission Impossible, right? But it’s actually the story of Hyundai’s Blue Link systems. Pay up, or it’ll blow up.