2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced at $26,445

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For the 2013 model year, Hyundai has bumped up the Sonata Hybrid's electric-only capability and fuel efficiency while reducing its price. The Sonata Hybrid will start at $26,445, including a $795 destination charge; that's $180 less than last year's starting price with destination. The 2013 Sonata Hybrid Limited trim level will start at $31,345 with destination.

The 2013 Sonata Hybrid improves fuel economy and operates in all-electric mode more often and for longer periods of time, the automaker said. This is achieved with an advanced version of Hyundai's Hybrid Blue Drive architecture, which adds a larger-capacity 10.5 kW generator, an electric motor that boosts output by nearly 17% and a lithium-polymer battery pack that increases output by 38%. These upgrades are paired with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, good for a top electric-only speed of 75 mph, according to Hyundai.

In addition to maximizing electric-only driving, Hyundai says the Sonata Hybrid's improved operating system increases gas mileage using a new driving-pattern detection system and an engine on/off function. The 2013 version gets an EPA-estimated 36/40 mpg city/highway, compared with the 2012 version's 34/39. Moreover, at 87.8 pounds, the new battery pack weighs nearly 5% less than last year's pack and takes up less space in the trunk.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is set to arrive at dealerships within the next two weeks.

Editor's note: This post was updated Feb. 21 to correctly reflect the difference between the starting prices of the 2012 and 2013 model years of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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Comments 

WTF

Seriously where is the proofing. There are so many errors being made now. $165 price reduction is NOT 6%.

Hyundai has definitely set the bar high for economic and fuel efficient cars! The hyundai genesis is a personal favorite of mine, and the Elantra is the perfect commuter car.

rockaby

Is the hybrid upgrade a 6% reduction?

Nicole Rault

We bought Hyunda Sonata 2013 a few months ago on our dashboard it showed 460 some miles on a full tank of gas after 6 months later it shows 334 miles on a full tank. This was false advertisement, we love the car but we are not getting the mileage promise. Very disappointed in your company.
Sincerely
Nicole Rault

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