Should you’re opting for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid happens to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which pushes the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.