2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is one of those vehicles that does it all for the four-door fan: it provides the classic comfort of a well-outfitted midsized sedan with the bonus of exceptional fuel economy. The package is even better since the automaker began including 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance as of the previous model year. That means there’s no out-of-pocket cost for those first several oil/oil filter changes and tire rotations – and the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty helps to sweeten the deal as well. Let’s look at this well-rounded and great-looking gas-electric automobile in more detail.
Power, Efficiency and Standard Equipment
Hyundai offers three different trim levels for the front-wheel-drive ’21 Hyundai Hybrid: the Blue, SEL, and Limited. Their power source consists of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine in conjunction with a 39-kW electric motor (total system output: 192 horsepower). The transmission is a six-speed automatic.
As expected, the fuel economy is excellent. The EPA estimates that the Blue trim achieves 50 mpg around town and 54 mpg on the open road. The SEL and Limited are officially rated at 45 mpg city and 51 mpg highway. Active air shutters in the car’s grille close during electric driving to increase aerodynamics, and special drag-reducing wheels and air deflectors help to raise the efficiency factor as well. Regenerative braking also captures energy that would otherwise be lost and stores it in the battery to provide more range.
Even though it’s a base trim, the Blue has a lot of desired standard features. It gets LED lights (headlights, taillights, and turn-signal indicators integrated within the exterior mirrors), nice fabric upholstery, paddle shifters, push-button ignition, automatic climate control with two zones, and a suite of driver-assist technologies (see the next section for more details). The SEL adds leather seats, wireless device charging, Hyundai’s Digital Key (which allows you to use your smartphone in place of the key fob), and some features for more comfortable driving in challenging weather conditions: heated front seats and heated exterior mirrors. The Limited may as well be called the “Loaded,” with its panoramic glass roof, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seating, surround-view monitor, rear center armrest, heated steering wheel, head-up display, ambient interior lighting, and leather-look dashboard.
Active Safety and Tech Features
As mentioned, the Hyundai SmartSense driver-assist technology package comes standard on all 2021 Sonata Hybrids. This increases driver confidence with adaptive cruise control, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping and following assist, a driver attention monitor, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and high beam assist. It also includes rear occupant alert and safe exit assist to further safeguard passengers. The Limited is enhanced with front and rear parking sensors, highway drive assist, rear parking collision-avoidance assist, and a blind-spot monitor that displays in the gauge cluster (it’s the only such feature in this vehicle segment).
The base infotainment system has an 8-inch color touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. The SEL upgrades its audio with a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system and adds a couple more USB ports. As expected, the Limited gets the full treatment, receiving a navigation system and a 10.25-inch touchscreen.
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