You may be interested in hybrid cars and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a very interesting and economic proposition in the segment. To make it even better, Hyundai adds an updated Blue Link telematics system and some extra goodies this year.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid now has Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto integration as standard, a win-win on both sides and a definite must for today’s ever-growing technology fueled generation. Most of the time i find myself using my phone to navigate with Google Maps instead of the awful on-board navigation system, even on some of the latest cars. Having Google Maps on the cars built-in Nav screen is icing on the cake.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid also gets smartphone integration, a seven-inch touchscreen as well as HD radio. The engine that powers the Sonata Hybrid remains the same 2.0-liter I-4 producing 154-hp and the 38-kW electric motor that aids it. Total output is 193-hp, not bad for an economic hybrid these days. There is no spare tire due to the 1.62 kWh lithium-ion battery positioned underneath the trunk floor. Mileage ratings are 39/45 mpg city/highway for the SE trim and 38/43 mpg for the top of the range Limited Grade model.
If you need some extra juice, Hyundai offers a larger electric 50kW motor that boosts total output to 202-hp. This makes the Sonata Hybrid one of the best hybrids out there joining the Chevrolet Volt which features Chevrolet MyLink, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with 4G LTE WiFi. The Sonata Hybrid also has an estimated range of 590 miles when the car has a full tank and battery charge. The Volt only manages 420 under the same conditions.