Hyundai has exclusively published the price tags for its 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which benefits from the state-of-the-art Hybrid Blue Drive technology and lithium-polymer batteries. Offered in two grades – Hyundai Sonata Hybrid-25,795 USD and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Premium-30,795 USD, the stunningly shaped mid-size sedan delivers a segment-leading 40-mpg highway fuel economy rating and 35-mpg in the city, figures higher than any other mid-size sedan, hybrid or non-hybrid.

John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO shares:  "Sonata Hybrid offers something new to the mid-size sedan segment, with its segment-leading 40-mpg highway fuel economy rating, differentiated appearance, and incredible value. Like the 2.4L direct-injected Sonata and the 2.0L Sonata Turbo launched earlier this year, Sonata Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai's unique approach melding innovative technologies and emotional design into products more and more people want to put in their driveways."

At first glance, the Sonata Hybrid sedan boasts the extremely masculine "Fluidic Sculpture" design language known from the latest additions by the brand, but features a unique exterior that sets it apart from its siblings. In comparison with all 2011 Sonatas, the ultra efficient Sonata Hybrid has a re-shaped front and rear fascias with a deeper air dam, extended rocker panels and lower drag wheels.

The drag coefficient for the Sonata Hybrid is the lowest in the industry at just 0.25, which is more slippery than most sports cars including the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (0.34) and the 2011 Nissan GT-R (0.27).

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid key features:

  • 2.4L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder hybrid engine
  • Hybrid starter-generator (HSG)
  • Permanent magnet high-power density motor
  • 270V lithium polymer battery
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronic stability control with traction control system
  • ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Front active head restraints
  • Front, front seat side and curtain airbags
  • 16-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels
  • Headlight LED accents
  • LED taillights
  • Front fog lights
  • Side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators
  • Unique, tinted chrome front grille
  • Bodyside molding tinted chrome inserts
  • Chrome window belt-line moldings
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Proximity entry with push-button start
  • Remote keyless entry, alarm and immobilizer
  • Electroluminescent instrument cluster (Supervision)
  • 4.2-inch TFT multi-function trip computer with hybrid technology display
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Floor console mounted rear vents
  • Power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Leatherette interior door panel inserts
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel with cruise and audio controls
  • Metalgrain interior accents
  • AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with iPod/USB & Aux input jacks
  • Power windows, locks, heated mirrors
  • Integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer
  • Automatic light control
  • Solar control glass

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Premium adds:

  • Panoramic sunroof with tilt & slide
  • 17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels with unique finish
  • Navigation system with high-resolution touch-screen display
  • Rear backup camera
  • Infinity premium speakers, subwoofer/external amplifier (400-watt)
  • HD Radio Technology with multicasting
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats and rear seat bottom cushions
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Auto-dimming mirror / HomeLink / compass
  • Premium door sill plates
  • Glossy black door surround and outside mirror housing