2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan

MSRP $27,750 - $35,400

Ranked #10 in Sedan

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Hyundai Sonata is a sedan that gives a tough time to its competitors with its impressive performance figures, long list of features, and exhaustive class-leading warranty package. The 2022 Sonata hybrid doesn’t compromise much in terms of driving dynamics and might be an ideal pick for a buyer who is more concerned about their safety, wants complete value for their money and the betterment of mother nature. 

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Pros

Feature-loaded, luxuriously designed cabin

Easy to drive for just about anybody

High Fuel Efficiency

Low Ownership Cost

Intuitive Infotainment System 

Cons

Relaxed power delivery and typical Hyundai numbness

Ride quality could have been more refined 

What's New?

The 2022 model gets a Remote Smart Parking Assist 

No major changes


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27750

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

192 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

192.9 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

56.9 in.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

50/52/54 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Blue$27,750 onwards

SEL$29,800 onwards

Limited$35,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan in Autumn Shimmer color
Autumn Shimmer

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


Though the Hyundai Sonata hybrid doesn’t get many updates this year, it gets new features added to its interior list thus offering more comfort with this midsize sedan. It begins at an MSRP of $27,750 and comes pretty much loaded right from the base trim onwards. In this segment 2022, Sonata hybrid competes only with its age-old rivals that include the Honda Accord Hybrid, and Toyota Camry Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan front view
2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan rear view

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Features

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is available in a total of three trims with prices starting from $27,750 for the base model. The three trims of Sonata Hybrid are named Blue, SEL, and Limited. There is no dearth of features in the sedan as the brand has significantly loaded with all the modern bells and whistles. 

The Blue Hybrid trim offers features like Cloth seats, 6-way manually adjustable driver seat, 8-inch color touchscreen with HD Radio and SiriusXM, 4.2-inch color LCD instrument cluster display, and much more as standard. The Limited hybrid trim gets a Surround View Monitor, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Leatherette-wrapped dashboard, Heated steering wheel along with the standard features offered in the base trim. 

Trim

Blue Hybrid

SEL Hybrid

Limited Hybrid 

MSRP

$27,750 

$29,900

$35,300

Key Features

Cloth seats

In addition to or replaces Blue Hybrid trim features with:

In addition to or replaces SEL Hybrid trim features with:

 

4.2-inch color LCD instrument cluster display

Full LED taillights

Surround View Monitor

 

8-inch color touchscreen with HD Radio and SiriusXM

Heated side mirrors

Leather seats

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support

Leatherette-wrapped dashboard

   

Heated front seats

Heated steering wheel

   

12-speaker Bose premium audio system

 

Which Trim should you buy? 

Among the three the SEL hybrid is the one we would recommend. The SEL trim is priced at $29,900 and offers features like an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar and a Bose premium audio system for $2000 extra. The Limited trim offers is an impressive deal too but seeing a steep rise in prices for a few features offered doesn’t convince us.

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Release Date

The Hyundai Sonata is all set to be unveiled in the coming weeks by the end of the third quarter and expect the deliveries to begin in the fourth quarter. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine supported by a 39 kW electric motor producing a total output of 192 horsepower and 139 lb-feet of net torque. The electric motor is connected to a six-speed torque converter Shiftronic automatic gearbox along with a forward-wheel-drive system and gets its power from a 270-V Lithium-ion polymer battery setup. 

The optional CVT it gets is praised for its smooth shifts and along with this the powertrain gracefully switches between the gas power and electric motors. It offers a swift and composed ride in city traffic. However, the engine can feel a bit underperforming while accelerating at highway speeds. The Sonata hybrid takes almost 7.6 seconds to cover the 0-60 mph run and a lethargic 16.2 seconds on the quarter-mile drag strip.

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan engine bay

The custom drive modes mode in this sedan allows the user to mix and match and save favorite individual settings along with available Eco, Smart, and Sport modes. The electric motor and battery weight resides low in the chassis and is already optimized for a reduced center of gravity. This allows the Sonata Hybrid to give out an athletic feel while on corners. The steering might feel a bit heavy but gives a satisfactory response. 

Models

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

MSRP

$27,750

$26,570

$27,380

Engine 

2.0L Inline-4 with an electric motor

2.0L Inline-4 with an electric motor

2.5L Inline-4 with dual electric motors

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC

CVT w/ OD

CVT

Power 

192 hp @ 6,000 rpm

212 hp @ 6,200 rpm

208 hp @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

139 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

129 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

163 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.6

6.7

7.4

Quarter mile (sec)

16.2

15.9

15.8

Top Speed (MPH)

122

125

114

The engine offered in all the rivals is somewhat similar but the Sonata hybrid receives an underpowered electric motor and still manages to be the best the segment has to offer. Among the rivals, the Accord provides the maximum power output along with the Camry hybrid. The Honda Accord and Camry hybrid are the only two standing hybrid rivals in the segment and they both sport a standard CVT transmission.

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid returns up to 50 MPGe in the city, 54 MPGe on the highway, and 47 MPGe combined as per the EPA. It is a self-charging hybrid car that gets charged by the energy captured during braking or slowing down of the vehicle and then stores the energy in a battery. It features a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which ranks just average among its rivals in terms of capacity but the driving range is phenomenal for the segment.

Models

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

MPGe (City)

50

48

51

MPGe (Highway)

54

48

53

MPGe (Combined)

52

48

52

Fuel Capacity (gal)

13.2

12.8

13.2

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (Miles)

660 / 712 / 686

614 / 614 / 614

673 / 700 / 686

In this segment, the Toyota Camry Hybrid offers the best EPA-rated fuel economy figures in the city and even though it gets a smaller tank it still manages to cover 673 miles in the city. The driving range offered by the Accord is the lowest as it has the highest fuel consumption amongst the cars in this comparison, while the Sonata Hybrid is the clear segment leader in terms of driving range. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Interior

6.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers to seat a total of 5 passengers comfortably. The spacious front seat proves to be decent for long drives. At the rear row, it offers plenty of headroom for any tall passenger boarding the vehicle. The brand hasn’t left any stone unturned to provide an impressive cabin. Even in the base trim, the interior offered is of top-notch automatic quality and the Limited trim features an interior that makes it look like some high-end luxury vehicle. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan front seats

The 2022 Sonata hybrid is covered in soft plastic and leather and is offered in either gray or black interior layout. Although the dark colors don't make the cabin feel particularly spacious, there is plenty of space for the front row occupant, but the rear seat passengers will have to make a compromise. The vehicle has its batteries under the rear seats, unlike other hybrid vehicles which store their batteries in the trunk thus allowing a total cargo space of 16 cubic feet. 

Models

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

40.0 / 57.9 / 46.1

37.5 / 58.3 / 42.3

38.3 / 57.7 / 42.1

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.8 / 56.1 / 34.8

37.2 / 56.5 / 40.4

37.6 / 55.7 / 38.0

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

16.0

16.7

15.1

Among the rivals, the Sonata is the one that offers the most spacious cabin along with the upscale cabin. The rear seats on the Hyundai feel a bit too cramped though. As to the rivals, the Toyota Camry gets the most spacious cabin, while the Honda Accord hybrid has the most balanced front rear-seat space. Talking about cargo capacity, the Honda Accord hybrid offers the most spacious cargo with Camry offering a marginally smaller boot. Standout interior features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seats 
  • Leatherette dashboard upholstery
  • 60/40-split-folding rear seats

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is pretty easy to use as it is mounted high on the control panel of the vehicle. It also gets physical control knobs to adjust the volume and climate settings for easier access while driving. The infotainment interface feels pretty refined, smooth and is easy to figure out even for a new user. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan infotainment screen

The buyers can also opt for a 10.25-inch touchscreen if they want to and coupled with the available 12-speaker Bose audio system it provides a blissful experience. The system supports features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa with a standard 6 speaker audio system and can be equipped with optional upgrades like wireless device charging, dual USB ports, and navigation. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • 12-speaker Bose audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • USB media and charge ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi-hotspot

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boasts an aggressive and appealing design on the exterior; however, it looks the same as the non-hybrid ones. In the front, it sports a more of a futuristic design with that stunning hexagonal grille and the chrome strips on the headlights giving it an aggressive character and a bold road presence all along. The 17-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels complement the sleek body lines, while at the rear, it gets finned LED taillights along with a shark fin antenna and the spoiler integrated into the boot lid.

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan

Models

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Curb weight (lbs)

3,325

3,326

3,480

Length (in)

192.9

196.1

192.1

Width (in)

73.2

73.3

72.4

Height (in)

56.9

57.1

56.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.3

5.8

5.7

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

111.4

111.2

In this lineup, the Accord hybrid is the longest and widest car on offer and also has the highest ground clearance for the class. Although there isn’t much difference between the ride height of these hybrid sedans, both the Sonata and Camry hybrids are much shorter in length. The Camry is the heaviest of the lot while the Accord weighs much lower and is similar to the Sonata in spite of its larger dimensions. Standout exterior features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include:

  • Automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Lip spoiler
  • 17" machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Blacked out grille
  • LED brake lights
  • Heated and powered side mirrors

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Safety

7.0/10

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid scored 5 out of 5 stars in the crash test conducted by NHTSA, with five stars in the side crash and rollover tests and four stars in the front crash test. In the test conducted by IIHS, it passed with flying colors by getting the highest rating of ‘Good’ rating. Headlights in the lower trims received the’ Marginal’ rating but in the Limited trim, it was rated ‘Good’. The 2022 MY is also expected to receive similar scores. Apart from this, it comes with a huge list of safety features. Standout safety features in the 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • High-beam assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane follow assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors (optional)
  • Rear park assist (optional)
  • Head-up display (optional)
  • 360-degree parking camera system (optional)
  • Highway drive assist (optional)

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Competition

7.0/10

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid has a luxurious and quiet cabin experience to offer. Priced significantly lower, it offers similar power output to the Sonata. In terms of interior, the Accord doesn’t offer a spacious cabin experience as the Sonata but gets a larger cargo capacity in comparison. Considering power output and its acceleration the Accord might be a better pick but if a buyer prefers a safe and luxurious cabin then the Sonata is good to go.

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is heavy compared to the Sonata thus drags one or two feet extra before coming to a stop. It falls short in terms of power output than the Sonata but offers far better economy specs. Even though it gets a smaller fuel tank it still tops in terms of the overall range. In terms of external dimensions it’s somewhat similar to Sonata but still offers a less spacious cabin.

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid

 

2022 Hyundai Sonata hybrid Sedan Final Verdict

The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is an impressive sedan with best in class performance specs and a luxurious cabin experience. It offers a long list of standard safety features along with additional packages making it a preferred vehicle. Most of the rivals of Sonata Hybrid lacks in terms of power output, in-cabin space. But if someone needs an alternative for day to-day-use then they should go for the 2022 Toyota Camry hybrid.

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