Feature Focus: A Look at What Makes the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid So Green

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Building on the already solid 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, this plug-in features an astounding 600 miles of range. Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Adds Plug-in Hybrid Electric Powertrain

Hyundai Sonata Adds Plug-in Hybrid Electric Powertrain
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Two new Hyundai Sonata models are being introduced for 2016 and not surprisingly both focus on efficiency. Continue Reading...

Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020

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Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020
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You can’t knock the hustle of Hyundai and Kia, just days after the Korean automakers were forced to pay an unprecedented amount of money for false MPG reports, the duo have announced that they’re looking to improve their fuel numbers substantially. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars

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Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars
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Looking to purchase a safe, fuel efficient car? This is a list of the top 10 list of the safest, most fuel efficient cars available in showrooms today. Continue Reading...

2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Pricing Set at $26,810

2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Pricing Set at $26,810
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Pricing on the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been announced, with the base model starting from $26,810 including destination. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 2 – Uday’s Ultimatum

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Ask AutoGuide No. 2 – Uday’s Ultimatum
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“Ask AutoGuide!” is our newest feature. It debuted last week to copious fanfare and considerable tweeting. Its premiere was the internet equivalent of a ticker-tape parade but without the high-school ribbon dancers and mess of confetti. Continue Reading...

Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid

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Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid
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With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid. Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true… Continue Reading...

Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off

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Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off
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Currently available on three models, GM’s eAssist technology is a product and packaging gamble the automaker has made that does not appear to be paying off. While the first two Buick models to receive the mild-hybrid system received modest praise, the new Chevy Malibu Eco has drawn so much criticism it was recently named “the… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recall Issued, Company Fights Decision

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recall Issued, Company Fights Decision
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It’s a case of technicality versus practicality: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration told Hyundai to replace the center rear seat belts in 14,728 Sonata Hybrids made between 2011 and 2012, but the Korean automaker declined. It comes down to a dispute over why the belts need to be changed. U.S. safety regulations prohibit using “a release… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Gives Details on Sonata Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty

Hyundai Gives Details on Sonata Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty
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As result, there has been much speculation in regards to exactly what this battery warranty covers and doesn’t cover, though Hyundai, in an attempt to address these rumors has finally set the record straight. Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Lifetime Battery Warranty

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Lifetime Battery Warranty
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Hyundai appears to be strengthening its position in the hybrid marketplace, announcing that the Sonata Hybrid will get a lifetime warranty on its battery pack. Hyundai hopes that by offering a lifetime warranty on the Sonata Hybrid’s battery that it’ll persuade buyers still skeptical about the long-term life of a hybrid battery. Hyundai CEO John… Continue Reading...

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Will Start At $26,610

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Will Start At $26,610
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Hyundai is slightly increasing the price for their 2012 Sonata Hybrid, bumping the MSRP by $55 to $26,610 compared to the 2011 model. Also new for the 2012 model will be a Leather Package, priced at $1,500, offering leather seats, steering wheel and shift knob. The Leather Package will also come with front and rear… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Plug-In Hybrid To Debut In 2013, Targeted At Toyota Prius

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Hyundai Plug-In Hybrid To Debut In 2013, Targeted At Toyota Prius
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Hyundai will apparently launch a competitor to the Toyota Prius in 2013, but the new hybrid Hyundai will be a plug-in hybrid vehicle from the get-go, unlike its Japanese rival, which is slowly rolling out its own plug-in variant. While the news came from an anonymous source within Hyundai, the Korean automaker is making a… Continue Reading...

Kia Optima Hybrid May Be Delayed

Kia Optima Hybrid May Be Delayed
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With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delayed due to a change to the pedestrian warning system, the Kia Optima Hybrid will face similar delays, with units expected to arrive at dealers sometime in the summer, a full 5 months later than planned. The Optima Hybrid, being mechanically identical to the Sonata Hybrid, must also undergo the… Continue Reading...

Hyundai To Offer “Green Navigation”

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Hyundai To Offer “Green Navigation”
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Hyundai is partnering with technology company NAVTEQ to offer drivers a “green” option for route guidance. The “green” choice will apparently yield a 6 percent bump in fuel economy, which should dovetail nicely with Hyundai’s new Sonata Hybrid and their Elantra, Veloster and Accent small cars, which are capable of 40 mpg on the highway…. Continue Reading...

Federal Government To Make Hybrid Sound Emitting Devices Mandatory

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Federal Government To Make Hybrid Sound Emitting Devices Mandatory
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The Hyundai Sonata’s production delay due to the removal of an on-off switch for its sound emitting device looks like a smart move now that the federal government is looking to not only make the devices mandatory for hybrid and electric cars, but bar automakers from allowing drivers to cancel the systems via a dash… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delayed Due To Pedestrian Warning System Modificatons

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delayed Due To Pedestrian Warning System Modificatons
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After the United States legislated mandatory pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and plug-in vehicles, Hyundai was forced to go back to the drawing board, and modify their Sonata Hybrid sedan to comply with the new legislation. The Sonata Hybrid was originally equipped to give drivers the ability to turn off the “chirping” sound emitted at low speeds… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata To Get Plug-In Version

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Hyundai Sonata To Get Plug-In Version
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A report from PlugInCars.com suggests that Hyundai‘s  endless march towards global domination isn’t letting up, and the next phase of their product strategy involves both a Prius competitor and a plug-in variant of the Sonata Hybrid. According to Mike O’Brien, Hyundai’s head of product planning, the Sonata plug-in Hybrid would require little in the way… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Travels 2,269 Miles Across America On Two Tanks of Gas

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Travels 2,269 Miles Across America On Two Tanks of Gas
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To help promote just how fuel efficient the new Sonata Hybrid is, the folks at Hyundai employed the expertise of hypermiler Wayne Gerdes. Known for achieving 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a Ford Fusion Hybrid and for traveling 1,065 miles in a Hyundai Sonata 4-cylinder, Gerdes was able to travel across… Continue Reading...

Green Car Of The Year Award Finalists Announced

Green Car Of The Year Award Finalists Announced
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Green Car Journal has announced its candidates for its Green Car Of The Year award, with the five car field being composed of some pretty serious competition, Naturally, the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf are the leading contenders, with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rounding out the field, and the Ford Fiesta being… Continue Reading...

2011 Green Car of The Year Finalists Include Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf

2011 Green Car of The Year Finalists Include Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf
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The finalists for the 2011 Green Car of the Year award have been announced and unlike in years past there’s a lot of competition, not to mention a lot at stake. Some serious heavyweights are on the list for 2011 including the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt. Other finalists include the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid… Continue Reading...
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