Consumer Reports Pans Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Sonata Hybrid stumbles, shakes and stutters at low speeds when trying to decide between two power sources.

Published: 27-Dec-2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — When the economy took a turn for the worse, car manufacturers were hit particularly hard.

Almost every company cut back expenses, laid off workers and tried to look for other ways to save money.

That wasn't the case for Hyundai, the fourth largest automaker in the world that is based in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai forged ahead, selling cars by the thousands.


Hyundai Sonata Hybrid achieved nearly 60 mpg in cross-country trip.

Wayne Gerdes achieves average of 59.58 mpg over 2,269.3 miles.

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Product Planning head says announcement coming soon of an electric hybrid akin to Chevy Volt.

The Blue2 features a 90 kW electric motor which is also capable of providing fuel economy of about 82 mpg.


blog comments powered by Disqus