2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) adopts the same distinctive design of the recently released Sonata gasoline and Hybrid models while delivering 28 miles of all-electric range, feature enhancements and a lower starting price. The starting price for the 2018 Sonata Hybrid Plug-In is $33,400, furthering the value-added benefits of Hyundai eco-friendly vehicles. The price of Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited model increases by $150, but now comes with all these new features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection

  • LED Headlights with Dynamic Bending Light

  • Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Alert

  • Heated steering wheel

  • Wireless charging pad for Qi compatible devices

  • Second row USB port


The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid efficient 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine and the powerful 50 kW (67 HP) electric motor are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for a more familiar and natural operation feel compared to competitors use of CVTs. The 50 kW electric motor is 32 percent more powerful than the motor used in Sonata Hybrid and allows for EV operation at higher engine load and speed. The state-of-the-art 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery system is more than five times larger than the Sonata Hybrid’s battery and can be charged using a 240V Level 2 charging station in two hours and 42 minutes. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid battery can also be charged overnight using the Level 1 charger equipped with the vehicle.

Hyundai’s award-winning Plug-In Hybrid technology combines the best of both worlds by offering customers the emissions-free operation of an electric vehicle (99 EPA estimated MPGe) combined with the flexibility and efficiency of a hybrid vehicle (39 EPA estimated MPG). The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in 28 mile all-electric range is ideal for commuting purposes and combined with the 572 mile range in hybrid mode, total driving range is an impressive 600 miles.

Technical Specification

Engine Type

​​ Nu 2.0L GDI DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder


Aluminum block and head

Bore & stroke (mm)

81 X 97

Compression ratio



2.0 liters / 1,999 cc


154 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

140 @ 5,000

Valves per cylinder


Intake system


Electric Motor/Battery

Power output @ RPM

50 kW (67 HP) @ 2,330–3,300 rpm

Lithium-ion polymer battery system (capacity)

9.8 kWh

Lithium-ion polymer battery system (voltage)

360V (max)

On-board charger

3.3 kW

Combined hybrid system horsepower @ RPM

202 HP @ 6,000 rpm

Transmission Type

6-speed electronic automatic, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode (w/o lock-up torque converter)

Drive Type

Front-wheel drive (FWD)

Zero to 60 mph

7.9 sec


Front - Type

MacPherson strut with High Performance Damper (HPD) shock absorbers

Front - Stabilizer Bar

24.2 mm

Rear - Type

Multi-link with High Performance Damper (HPD) shock absorbers

Rear - Stabilizer Bar

17 mm



Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack and pinion steering, column-mounted

Overall Ratio


Turns, Lock to Lock


Turning Diameter (curb to curb, ft.)

35.6 ft.

Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels


Dual-diagonal, split circuit, power-assisted w/ hydraulic booster, cooperative control corresponding to regenerative braking torque


12.0” Ventilated disc


11.2” Ventilated disc

ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)




17 x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy

Exterior Dimensions



Overall Length


Overall Width (excludes mirrors)


Overall Height


Interior Dimensions

Head Room (Front/Rear)


Leg Room - (Front/Rear)


Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)


Hip Room (Front/Rear)




14.53 gallons

Volume (cubic ft.)



Cargo Capacity


Total Interior


Charging Times

110/120V (Level 1)

8.7 hours

220/240V (Level 2)

2.7 hours



The advanced exterior includes a more dynamic front fascia featuring new sheet metal for the hood and front fenders, incorporating the new Hyundai signature cascading grille shape, while a new rear deck lid allows for a sleeker, coupe-like appearance. In addition, the redesigned 17-inch eco-spoke alloy wheel, distinctive blue bezel headlights and taillights with clear outer lens further highlight the refreshed design of the Plug-In Hybrid model.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid interior has also been updated with a revised center stack area and instrument cluster that provides an improved sense of dimension while the steering wheel now has a sportier leather-wrapped three-spoke design.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is a midsize family sedan offered in two trim levels: base and Limited. The base trim MSRP is $33,400, excluding the $920 freight, and includes the following standard equipment:

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Features

2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 4-cylinder Engine

Permanent magnet high-power density motor (50 kW)

EPA estimated 28 All-Electric Range and 99 MPGe in EV mode

9.8-kWh lithium ion-polymer battery system

6-speed automatic transmission with drive mode select

Blind Spot Detection (BSD) w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist

Rearview backup camera


8-way power driver seat w/ lumbar support

17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels

LED Daytime Running Lights

LED taillights

Automatic headlight control

Side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators

Heated side mirror

Proximity key w/ push button start

Hands-free smart trunk opener

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Front, front seat side, curtain and drivers knee airbags

6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable)

Heated front seats

2-inch color LCD trip computer

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel w/ cruise and audio controls

Tire mobility kit (TMK) in lieu of temporary spare tire

Auto-dimming mirror w/ HomeLink and compass

Auto up/down driver & passenger window

Dual automatic temperature control

7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio

Apple Carplay & Android Auto

iPod/USB and AUX input jacks

Integrated Bluetooth w/ phonebook transfer

SiriusXM satellite radio

HD Radio technology

Blue Link Connected Car Services

Blue Link Connected Care Package (for 3-years, enrollment required)

Blue Link Remote Package (for 3-years, enrollment required)

USB charge port (2nd row floor console)



The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited MSRP is $39,000, excluding the $920 freight charge, and includes all of the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid equipment plus the following features:

Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited Features

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

Driver Attention Warning System

Rear parking sensors

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) w/ Auto Vehicle Hold

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) w/ stop/start capability

Automatic high beam assist

LED headlights w/ Dynamic Bending Lights

Chrome side rocker moldings

Leather seating surfaces

6-way power passenger seat

Integrated Memory System (IMS) – driver seat and outside mirrors

Ventilated front seats

Heated steering wheel

Wood grain interior trim inserts

Premium door sill plates

Navigation System w/ 8-inch Color Touchscreen Display

Blue Link Guidance Package (for 3-years, enrollment required)

SiriusXM Travel Link

Infinity premium audio system

Wireless device charging




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