2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Fiesta with Refinement

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is one big ‘you go girl’ (or ‘knock out’ in straight-guy parlance) as far as most car reviewers go.  And I could not agree more.

It’s a very sleek-looking sedan with a lot of room inside and it has much of the easiest-to-use whiz-bang tech available.  And it’s easy to drive, not like that John Deere tractor on your ex’s farm, even after he upgraded to a new one with GPS and espresso machine.

No Tortured Poets here. It’s all slide and glide and enjoyment with the new Sonata Hybrid, just as Cowboy Carter (male version) might have imagined were he joining you at the Bear bar and not be plowing in the lower 40. 

The Sonata has been refreshed this year, and it shows. It looks sportier but it really does ride along smoothly, as though it were in one of those Charmin commercials where all the bears are happy and clean. 

You’ll drive and feel more refined.  At least I did.

There are only two options for this year’s Sonata Hybrid: the base SEL and the more upscale Limited, which is what I tested. Combined mileage is 47 mpg, and you will get all that from a simple (but effective) 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine, though many upgrade options and packages are available.

Yes, you won’t win any races here.  But when you roll up the windows and play the audio recording of the class you missed last week, you will not be distracted – but we advise against doing that.  Please pay attention to the road in front of you.

(If you are looking for performance, there is an N-Line version of the Sonata Hybrid, which comes with a turbo, racing-style badging, and sport-tuned add-ons.)

Be careful when trying to park this year’s Sonata: it’s 16 feet long, so trying to parallel park it into that last metered space downtown could get a little pinched. 

Not many people are into sedans, compared to SUVs, but this Sonata has a lot going for it. If you need a smaller sedan, check out the Hyundai Elantra.  And for you EV enthusiasts, there are the IONIQs, specifically the IONIQ 6, which I reviewed late last year for skinny gay people in

Cinco de Mayo, a truly American holiday, is this Sunday.  We here at Bear World Magazine want you to enjoy it to the fullest.  Safely.

Not sure what Cinco de Mayo is? All you need to do is celebrate with an open heart and perhaps get a little Latin in you.  Ya know, like tacos or margaritas!

Again…. Safely, please. 

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