Hyundai is counted among the leading auto manufacturers that are known for its innovation and performance centric quality vehicles. Therefore, the company rises up again with the new and improved Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in 2013. It has said to be more stylish and performance oriented car as compared to its older version. This current model includes many upgrades and numerous modifications that together enhance the drivability of the car.
When driving the higher limited trim, this stylish car can provides you 37 mpg for 340 miles. This includes driving the car on Indian, highways, suburban and busy road conditions. On the other hand, the base model of hybrid provide you with 1 mpg more at 38 mpg of combined driving, which is better. As compared to the previous 2011 model, the new 2013 Hyundai Sonata drives much better. Its motor has been designed to function up the car to about 70 mph both in and out of the towns as the U.S. drivers spend about 55% of the miles at highway speeds. As soon as it reaches 75 mph, this car drops to EV mode and even at this speed; you would not notice the transition. The new 2013 model has been powered with a more efficient and powerful electric motor that improve driving quality, making it strong for up to 20 mph. Electric only power is one of the selling qualities of Hybrid vehicles and this new improved version excels in this quality.
The Sonata Hybrid always had been a good combination of friction brakes and regenerative braking; however, you would notice the improved braking system in the 2013 model. But its brakes are rather firm. You can still feel the transitions during the circumstance of acceleration and on or off braking. Moreover, the transmission downshifts while operating in the electric only mode is somewhat awkward. But the other major quality of the car can make its owner neglect this thing. As per the auto leader from South Korean, using the electric motor with an adapted six-speed automatic transmission and 2.4 liter engine would certainly give you a more normal driving feel in almost all circumstances as compared to the electronic continuously variable transmission.
Besides, the other driving observations on the 2013 Hybrid Sonata include a rather heavy feel on the road with stiff electric power steering, which makes driver to make some extra efforts. The drooping roofline design of 2013 Hyundai Sonata with high rear cowl provides restricted rear vision. On the other hand, the user interface of Hyundai Hybrid is user friendly and intuitive. The large pushbuttons for directing the ventilation airflow in the car are just great! The starting price of the new and improved Hyundai Hybrid model is $30,550.