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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014) review: 35 facts and highlights

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)

Why is Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014) better than the average?

  • Better fuel economy (city)
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    6.5l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
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    5.9l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • More headroom (front)
    ?

    1.02mvs989.43mm
  • Longer basic warranty (km)
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    96 000kmvs72 525.01 123 595 505km
  • Lower coefficient of drag
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    0.25Cdvs0.29Cd
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
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    6.2l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • Longer basic warranty (years)
    ?

    5yrsvs3.7yrs
  • More airbags
    ?

    8vs7.43

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
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This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
2. longer basic warranty (km)
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The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96 561km

96 000km

3.Is a hybrid car
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Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
4. longer basic warranty (years)
?

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Hyundai Elantra (2014)

5yrs

5yrs

5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)
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The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160 934km

160 000km

6. smaller turn radius
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The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

Best

Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

10m

10.9m

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume
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A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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894l

343l

2. more headroom (front)
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More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

1.02m

3.height
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Best

Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014)

1.41m

1.47m

4. shorter length
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Best

Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014)

4.42m

4.82m

5. more headroom (rear)
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More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.05m

960mm

6. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014)

3.57m

2.79m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag
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The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

0.25Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

1.87l/100 km

6.5l/100 km

2.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

967Nm

154Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

5.9l/100 km

4. more horsepower
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Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

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585hp

159hp

5. better fuel economy (combined)
?

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.06l/100 km

6.2l/100 km

6. more valves
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An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
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A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
2.Has in-car system
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An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
3.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
4.Has regenerative braking
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Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
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ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (2014)
6. more airbags
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Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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11

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