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2013 Sonata Hybrid is visually differentiated from the non-hybrid versions with unique styling elements.


• 2013 Sonata Hybrid increases fuel efficiency and driving range, with an advanced version of
    the brand's Hybrid Blue Drive architecture. Electric-only driving is optimized by adding:
    — A larger capacity 10.5 kW Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) from capacity of 8.5 kW
    — A higher output 35 kW electric motor increased from 30 kW
    — A more powerful 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery pack, more energy dense, weighs less
        and takes up less volume in the trunk. The weight of the pack has gone from 92.4 pounds
        to 87.8 pounds, while the trunk volume has increased from 10.7 cu. ft. to12.1 cu. ft.

• In addition to improving efficiency, the 2013 Sonata Hybrid improves drivability with the
     — Improved hybrid system clutch control
     — Improved vehicle response by throttle tuning
     — Optimized regenerative braking shift pattern
     — Decreased friction in the compact six-speed automatic transmission

2013 Sonata Hybrid
Cargo volume HSG Electric Motor Output Battery Output EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (MPG) Fuel Economy % Increase
2013 12.1 cu. ft. 10.5 kW 35 kW 47 kW 36/40/38   6% city
  3% hwy
  6% combined
2012 10.7 cu. ft. 8.5 kW 30 kW 34 kW 34/39/36

• New 16 and 17-inch wheel designs
• Increased cargo area by reducing battery pack size
• 2013 removes the Leather Option package and offers a new Limited trim with a stand-alone
   panoramic sunroof option available on the Limited (see Compare Trim Level section)


Hybrid model visual differentiation:

• Unique front fascia (front bumper and chrome grille)
• Active Air Flap - Out of view behind the front
   lower air intake is an Active Air Flap. This
   electronically controlled device opens and
   closes, automatically while driving, to
   reduce air resistance at higher speeds to
   increase fuel economy.
• Restyled headlights with LED accent lights
• Front fog light design
• Blue Drive badge on front fender
• Unique rear bumper
• LED combination taillights
• Chrome bodyside moldings
• Special 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels
   (reduces coefficient of drag)
• Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) - Audible alert sound during low-speed electric vehicle
   operation for pedestrian safety (under 18 MPH)
  — Transmits an artifical engine noise when activated or when the vehicle is operating in silent
      EV-only mode
  — Enhances safety to pedestrians, alerting them of vehicle approaching.
• Blue background Hyundai logo on hood and trunk lid
• Blue Sonata and Hybrid emblems on trunk lid
• Available panoramic sunroof on Limited


Unique Design includes:

  • Lower side sills
  • Undercovers
  • Chrome lower molding
  • Blue Drive badge


    Interior - Hybrid model visual differentiation:

    • 4.2-inch LCD advanced trip computer with Hybrid
      Technology Display
    • Hybrid technology display (Navigation equipped
       models only)
    • Supervision instrument panel cluster (with Eco
       guide, deletes tachometer)
    • Unique interior trim - brushed aluminum design
    • Rear seat fixed bench with center pass-through
       for longer cargo - panel for trunk access
       located behind rear seat armrest.

    Blue Link™ Telematics Platform - Assurance Connected Care

    What is Blue Link?
     Blue Link is Hyundai’s innovative telematics solution that combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package. It works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving.

    What does Blue Link Offer?  Blue Link offers over 25 features in three packages, which provide customers a multitude of telematics services for their vehicle. You can learn more about Blue Link on www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

    Assurance Package (3 Years Standard)

  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside

    Car Care
  • Monthly Vehicle Report
  • Maintenance Report
  • Service Link
  • Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
  • Recall Advisor
  • Web Diagnostics

    Essentials Package (3-month risk-free trial available)

    Remote Access:
  • Mobile App
  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Remote Door Lock
  • Remote Door Unlock
  • Remote Horn & Lights
  • Car Finder

    Vehicle Safeguard:
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Slowdown, Immobilization
  • Geo-fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert
  • Valet Alert
  • Alarm/Panic Notification

    Guidance Package (3-month risk-free trial available)

  • POI Search & Download/Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Gas Station Locations & Gas Prices
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Weather
  • Eco-Coach

    BlueLink Telematics Video Guide      Blue Link consumer website   

    Blue Link / Telematics Handbook    Blue Link Feature Groups, Packaging & Trial Offers     

    Blue Link Options Operations Chart    See more Product Links below



    The Sonata Hybrid Blue Drive features breakthrough lithium polymer battery technology

    • Sonata Hybrid-related components:
       — Hybrid battery pack assembly, Hybrid starter generator,
           Hybrid power control unit Auto transmission including traction

    • Sonata Hybrid Battery Lifetime Warranty:
       — 2013 Sonata Hybrids
       — Non-transferable, applies to original owners only
       — Subsequent owners - warranty is limited to 10 years from date
           of original retail sales or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first

    Warranty Sonata Hybrid Camry Hybrid Altima Hybrid Fusion Hybrid
    Bumper-to-Bumper 5-year /
    60K mile
    3-year /
    36K mile
    3-year /
    36K mile
    3-year /
    36K mile
    Powertrain 10-year /
    100K mile
    5-year /
    60K mile
    5-year /
    60K mile
    5-year /
    60K mile
    Hybrid-related Components Lifetime 8-year /
    100K mile
    8-year /
    100K mile
    8-year /
    100K mile
    Hybrid Battery Replacement Guarantee Lifetime 8-year /
    100K mile
    8-year /
    100K mile
    8-year /
    100K mile

    • Advantages over Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries used in competitor's hybrid models:
       — 25% less weight - improves overall vehicle weight and fuel economy
       — 40% less volume - improves interior packaging efficiency
       — 10% more efficiency - smarter, better performance

    • Advantages over Lithium Ion batteries:
       — More compact
       — Greater power density
       — Lower vehicle weight

      Hyundai-developed Hybrid Blue Drive 

    • 2.4L MPI Theta II Atkinson Cycle Engine
       — The Atkinson Cycle engine allows the 2.4-liter MPI Theta II
           engine run more efficiently by increasing the combustion
           ratio and decreasing friction loss, resulting in improved
       — Horsepower: 159HP @ 5,500 rpm
       — Torque 154 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
       — DOHC 16 valve w/Dual Camshaft Continuously Variable
           Valve Timing (CVVT)

    • Electric Motor (located inside the transmission)
       — The magic of Sonata Hybrid's superior engineering is due, in large part, to integrating the
           electric motor with the six-speed automatic transmission
       — Horsepower: 47 HP (35 kW) @ 1,630 - 3,000 rpm
       — Torque: 151 lb-ft @ 0 - 1,630 rpm
       — Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
       — Lithium-polymer battery (474 kW)

    • Hybrid System Performance Combined
       — Total Horsepower: 199HP / Torque: 195 lb-ft

      2013 Sonata Hybrid 2013 Camry
    2013 Fusion
    Engine 2.4L I4 @ 159 HP 2.5L I4 @ 156 HP 2.0L I4 @ 141 HP
    Electric Motor 270 V 245 V 275 V
    Net Horsepower 199 HP 200 HP 188 HP
    Battery Technology Lithium Polymer Nickel Metal Hydride Lithium-Ion
    Coefficient of Drag 0.25 0.27 0.27
    Fuel Economy
    36/40/38 43/39/41 -  LE
    40/38/40 - XLE

    • Highway fuel mileage is a KEY competitive strength for Sonata Hybrid. Most hybrid
       competitors cannot use their electric motor assist at highway speeds, only at low speeds.
       This is why most hybrids have higher city mileage than highway mileage. Sonata can use
       electric motor assist all the way up to 74 mph — which is the key factor behind its 40 mpg
       highway mileage.


    Hybrid Additional Features

    Regenerative Braking
    Converting the kinetic energy into electrical energy rather than thermal energy through the friction brakes reduces the wear on the brake linings so they last longer.

    Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Air Conditioning
    • The EPAS is independent of the engine so it provides assistance when the engine is not
       running or is in electric drive mode.
    • The air conditioning also features an electrically driven compressor so the interior
       temperature is maintained during engine-off driving and allows for more precise on-demand
       control, cutting fuel consumption.

    12-volt Battery
    • 12-volt battery mounted in
    • Used to start gasoline engine
    • Runs accessories when engine
       is off

    For better overall weight distribution, the Hybrid's regular 12-volt battery is located in the trunk. It's found under the hood in regular Sonata models. In the Hybrid, this 12-volt battery serves the same purpose in supplying power to start the gasoline engine and run accessories like the radio or headlights when the engine is turned off and the car is parked.

    HSG (Hybrid Starter Generator)

    10.5 kW Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) automatically restarts engine when pressure applied to accelerator and is used to charge the hybrid battery. One of the keys to hybrid efficiency is the ability to shut off the gasoline engine when it's not needed. This saves fuel and reduces emissions. When the power of the gasoline engine is needed for acceleration or to recharge the hybrid batteries, the Hybrid Starter Generator starts it.


    Hybrid Vehicle Operation

  • Full parallel hybrid drive system
  • Operates on electric motor, gasoline engine and combination of the two


    Sonata has unsurpassed standard safety features in the midsize car segment.

    Abundant Standard Safety features
    • Six airbags
      — Front, Front side-impact, adn Side Air Curtain
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction
      Control System (TCS)
    • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
       and Brake Assist
    • Active front head restraints
      — Anti-whiplash system
    • Seatbelt pre-tensioner with force limiters
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    NHTSA 5-Star crash rating and IIHS Top Safety Pick

    NHTSA Crash Test Overall Front
    Front Passenger Side Front Seat Side Rear Seat Rollover
    Sonata and Hybrid

    High-level of Standard safety equipment

    Standard Features 2013 Sonata 2013 Camry 2013 Accord 2013 Altima 2013 Fusion 2013 Malibu 2013 Passat
    Total Standard Airbags 6 10 6 6 8 8 6
    Active Front Head Restraints -- -- -- -- -- --
    VSM, ESC with Traction Control
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) w/Brake Assist (BA)
    Daytime Running Lights (DRL) -- --

  • Product Links

    Accessory Brochure       Sonata Hybrid Guide      eBrochure     Fast Facts      

    Hybrid Key Selling Points      Sonata Hybrid FAQ's      Hybrid Maximizing Mileage    

    Hybrid Warranty Details   Sonata Hybrid Quick Reference Guide

    Product Overview

    Sonata delivers high consumer satisfaction, unsurpassed power and fuel economy, and exceptional safety standards.

    Class-leading Dynamic Design
    • Highest owner satisfaction rating on exterior and interior styling vs. competitors - JD Power
    • "Class-above" large car EPA interior volume

    Outstanding Power and Fuel Efficiency
    • 2.4L Hybrid with 40 highway MPG

    • Advanced Navigation system w/NavTraffic
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Blue Link telematics system

    Comfort & Convenience
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Proximity entry w/push button start
    • Heated front and rear seats

    Exceptional Level of Standard Safety Features
    • NHTSA 5-star overall Crash Test Rating
    • IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Quality and Reliability backed by American's Best Warranty

    • First in industry lifetime hybrid battery warranty

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