The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is one of the important vehicles for Hyundai in the United States and the latest hybrid version of the model has received several updates to the multimedia interface.
One of the key elements that brings the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in line with – and potentially better than – some of its competitors is the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the new touchscreen interface. The vehicle has been given a new 7-inch touch screen which can be used to control various aspects of the vehicle. HD radio is now a standard feature on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
Even though there are not much changes for the 2017 edition, the availability of these two multimedia features could be a game changer for the vehicle going forward. It is highly anticipated that Hyundai will add several new exterior color options to the vehicle, although the details of the same have not been revealed. The exterior color options will be available for both the hybrid and regular versions of the Sonata.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor developing 154 bhp. This motor is then combined with a 39 kW electric motor to produce a total of 193 bhp. This makes for a powerful vehicle, but the fuel economy figures remain extremely competitive for a hybrid vehicle of this size and class. The EPA ratings for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid stand at a very healthy 39/45 mpg in the city and highway modes respectively. These figures are only for the SE model while the range topping version features slightly reduced 38/43 mpg.
Hyundai also has a plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle. It has a larger 50 kW electric motor powering the vehicle. This vehicle will be capable of travelling a maximum of 27 miles just on electric power alone. This, 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid tries to ensure the availability of power at all times by having a 9.8 kWh lithium ion battery on-board. Total power output of this vehicle is slightly above the normal hybrid version at 202 bhp. However, it manages to still achieve 39 mpg in the combined cycle when the car is set into hybrid mode. This ensures that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid comes with a range of 590 miles when the car has a full tank of gas and full charge on its batteries.