2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review

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  • Dynamic styling
  • Lots of standard features
  • Available solar panel roof


  • Loud ride
  • Firm seats
  • Limited rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

45 city, 51 highway, 47 combined

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What is new for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?

  • The Sonata Hybrid is available in a variety of new trims, including the Blue and SEL.
  • The SE trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Sonata Hybrid trims have been upgraded with Remote Start, Rear Sunshade, Head Up Display, Heated Steering Wheel, Parking Sensors, BOSE Sound System, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Seat Heaters features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid trims

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  • 192-hp, 139-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Start
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Smart Key
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Rear View Camera


  • Includes all features available on the Blue
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • BOSE Sound System


  • Includes all features available on the SEL
  • A/C Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Memory Seats
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Navigation System

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

1. More miles in the tank

It's hard to resist a hybrid powertrain when the fuel economy is this impressive. The 2020 Sonata Hybrid is more than a match for other hybrids thanks to the potency of its 192-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine and 39 kW onboard motor. For city slickers that run errands across town all day, the 2020 Sonata Hybrid Blue base trim achieves an EPA-estimated 50 mpg, while highway commuters get an EPA-estimated 54 mpg from the same model.

2. Standard tech

The Blue base trim shines, offering infotainment and driver assistance aids that feel upscale. All 2020 Sonata Hybrids feature conveniences like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smart phone integration, as well as keyless ignition and entry. When you're making moves on the highway, standard features like adaptive cruise control and the lane-keeping system ensure this sedan stands out as a confident driving companion.

3. It's got a solar panel

Not something you see as an everyday option — but one that makes immediate sense — is the 2020 Sonata Hybrid Limited's solar panel roof. How does it work? While you're on the move, and even when you're parked up, the solar panel uses the sun's energy to charge this sedan's 12-volt and hybrid powertrain batteries. It's a subtle-looking addition that Hyundai estimates can add up to two more driving miles per day. Taken in isolation, that figure could be considered inconsequential, but only until you calculate what that might look like over a year.

4. Plush passenger features

The 2020 Sonata Hybrid delivers on the sedan's promise of elegant passenger comfort. Seating five across two rows, the rear row's spacious environment includes 34.8 inches of legroom and 56.1 inches of shoulder room. Upfront, door panels offer deep armrests and drink cubbies, while the driver's seat comes with six- or eight-way adjustable configurations and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Travel up the trim levels for ambient lighting (Limited) and a Bose® premium audio system (SEL and above).

5. Stunning restyling

It would be hard to beat a more triumphant redesign than the 2020 Sonata Hybrid sedan. Kicking off the seventh generation (2020-present) of this elegant model, smooth exterior lines are bookended by a broad sport-style grille and a slick coupe-like rear with trunk spoiler and edge-to-edge LED brake lighting. Opt for the Limited trim model and you'll also get sumptuous leather upholstery in shades of camel, dark gray, or black — these colorways also extend to the dashboard surfaces in leatherette finishing.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Rear Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 46.1"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.4"

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