Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $25,850
MPG 37.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 82
2011 models 84

Motor Trend

05/02/12
2012-05-02
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Alex Nishimito Alex Nishimito Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

Taking down the segment’s performance leader is a tall order the Sonata Hybrid just can’t fill. However, with its bold styling, it just might appeal to style- and eco-conscious new car buyers.

Edmunds.com

02/03/12
2012-02-03
80
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid seemingly has all the right stuff, but quirky driving dynamics keep it from being a top contender among fuel-efficient hybrid-powered family sedans.

Boston Globe

07/07/11
2011-07-07
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The Sonata Hybrid is borderline excellent as it stands today. Attention competition: It’s only going to get better.

AutoBlog.com

10/05/11
2011-10-05
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The Sonata Hybrid is a solid first foray into the world of mixed propulsion motoring for Hyundai. There is something to be said about a hybrid that can deliver good looks, solid fuel economy and a driving experience that isn’t fun-free.

Popular Mechanics

07/19/10
2010-07-19
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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John Stewart John Stewart Score Pending 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

There are a lot of things to like about the Sonata Hybrid, and some very promising engineering to boot. Quality, character and operating costs seem to be on par with the competition. If the price is just a little bit lower, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid could become leader of the pack.

CarReview.com

07/05/11
2011-07-05
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Alex Kramer Alex Kramer Score Pending 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

With its attractive looks, seamless performance, and excellent value, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is another excellent option for mileage conscious car buyers.

Car and Driver

07/28/10
2010-07-28
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Michael Austin Michael Austin 6.3 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

So far, all the pieces we’ve seen—technology, performance, price—suggest that the Sonata Hybrid will be a first-rate effort. Just what we expect from Hyundai.

DriverSide.com

11/02/10
2010-11-02
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jon Alain Guzik Jon Alain Guzik 6.0 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

We really like the new Sonata Hybrid and, for a first-generation model from Hyundai, it’s a home run. You can really see and feel the billion-plus dollars in R&D Hyundai put into the Sonata – especially with all the techno doodads in the Hybrid.

New York Times

01/31/11
2011-01-31
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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John Pearley Huffman John Pearley Huffman 8.3 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The Sonata isn’t perfect, but this is the first car Hyundai has sold in America that’s so good and so keenly priced that any buyer shopping in its market segment must seriously consider it. It’s the first unavoidable Hyundai.

Cars.com

10/19/10
2010-10-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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David Thomas David Thomas 8.6 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The Sonata Hybrid’s stand-out looks may just draw buyers who’ve been hesitant to get a hybrid sedan before because the options available just didn’t have bold enough styling.

Edmunds.com

03/03/11
2011-03-03
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid nevertheless achieves a balance and harmony . In this case, it’s between power and fuel economy; style and aerodynamics; and family sedan normality and hybrid uniqueness.

CNET.com

07/15/11
2011-07-15
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid makes for a high-tech cruiser. It’s a comfortable car with impressive body styling and useful cabin electronics.

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