FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been named an Automotive Best Buy by Consumers Digest, a trusted source for recommendations among consumers.
For decades, Consumers Digest has been evaluating, rating and recommending vehicles. The vehicles that were selected as 2017 Best Buys models are those that deliver the most value for the money in their respective segments. Consumers Digest's automotive experts evaluate vehicles on a continuing basis, both at manufacturers' new-model introductions and under real-world conditions in their own test-drives. Each vehicle is considered among a checklist of performance and design factors along with additional variables including warranty, estimated repair/maintenance costs and annual operating expenses. "We recognize that car owners look for vehicles with the highest quality, latest technology and safety at a great price, and our development of the 2017 Sonata Hybrid is indicative of that mindset," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "This acknowledgement from Consumers Digest highlights our commitment to providing better vehicles for our owners with better performance and design features that set us apart." The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.0-liter Nu GDI four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission that houses a powerful 38 kW electric motor and clutch where the torque converter would normally be found. The Sonata Hybrid comes standard with seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag. Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire pressure display and a rearview camera are also standard. The 2017 model received a number of audio and multimedia enhancements, including a larger seven-inch color touchscreen with display audio, standard HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and next-generation Blue Link Connected Care.