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I just picked up my Hyundai Sonata Plug In Hybrid from Len Stoler Hyundai in Maryland. I live in Georgia and Hyundai has no problems with out of state sales.

The car is fully loaded and although it only has a 27 mile electric range I have found it to be really nicely engineered and a great driving car.

STANDARD FEATURES:
AMERICA'S BEST WARRANTY
5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty*
10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty*
10-year/100,000-mile Hybrid System Components Warranty*
Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty*
7-year/Unlimited-mile Anti-perforation Warranty*
5-year/Unlimited-mile Roadside Assistance
*Limited warranties, see dealer for details
ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) w/ Traction Control
ABS w/ Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ Integrated Regenerative Braking
Front, Front Side Impact, Side Curtain & Driver Knee Airbags
Forward Collision Warning & Lane Departure Warning
Blind Spot Detection System w/ Rear Cross-traffic Alert
Rearview Camera & Rear Parking Sensors
POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGY
2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 4-Cylinder Hybrid Engine
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (50 kW)
Hybrid System Combined Power: 202 HP @6,000 RPM
9.8 kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery System
120V Charge Cable
6-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC®
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
17-Inch Eco-Spoke Alloy Wheels and P215/55R17 Tires
HID Headlights & LED Daytime Running Lights
Rear Spoiler
Proximity Key Entry w/ Push Button Start
Leather Seating Surfaces w/ Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
Power Front Seats w/ Integrated Memory System for Driver Seat & S
ide Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel w/ Cruise, Audio & Phone Controls
4.2-inch Color LCD Trip Computer w/ Hybrid Technology Display
Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop/Start Capability
Electronic Parking Brake w/ Automatic Vehicle Hold
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ Compass & HomeLink®
Navigation System w/ 8-inch Touchscreen Display
Infinity® Speakers w/ Subwoofer & Amplifier
SiriusXM® Travel Link®

Looking for anyone else out there with the Sonata PHEV
 

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The car is Diamond White Pearl with gray leather seats and wood grain interior trim. Rear seat does not fold down, does seat three (probably similar to Volt), rear trunk space is not super large but I can get suitcases into it. No spare tire, but a can of flat fix :)

I feel negotiations were quite fair.

MSRP $38,600.00
ADDED FEATURES:
*Carpeted Floor Mats $125
*Cargo Net $50
*Rear Bumper Applique $70
*Wheel Locks $55
Freight $835
Total Price $39,735.00

I got over $4,000 in incentives and discounts on the 1st Sonata PHEV the dealership received.
 

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Most Volt owners would not want less range even if the car made ice cream.(2012-242mpg @ 46000) I looking forward to getting a 2017 because I believe I will be over 300mpg. I don't think your car will match those stats. Buy American!
 

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Most Volt owners would not want less range even if the car made ice cream.(2012-242mpg @ 46000) I looking forward to getting a 2017 because I believe I will be over 300mpg. I don't think your car will match those stats. Buy American!
Well, Hyundai is a lesser evil than say Japan or the Germans. Heck, LG is providing a lot of the components for the Bolt....might as well call if the LG Bolt presented by Chevy.
 

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That looks like a decent PHEV option, if you're looking for something a bit bigger and more conventional-sedan-ish than the Volt.

Similar efficiencies (99MPGe and 40 MPG) and prices ($34,600 base, $38,600 premium). Although the Volt gets $2581 more in federal tax credits due to the Sonata's smaller battery.

And the base models has some nice options:
-Rear camera
-Blind spot detection / rear cross-traffic alerty
-8-inch Nav
-Heated front seats
-Auto-dimming mirror
-Homelink

@dshiplett

It operates 100% electric under full acceleration, right? And the engine only turns on above 75mph(?).

How 'bout ERDTT? Do you know if it has anything similar?
 

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We have an Elantra Touring GLS and love it for an ICE. Hyundai make very nice and well-thought-out vehicles. I am surprised at the smaller EV battery though.
 

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It operates 100% electric under full acceleration, right? And the engine only turns on above 75mph(?).

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If I'm reading their spec sheet right, there is only 50kW worth of electric motor in it, compared with 120kW on the Volt.
No way it could get full acceleration without the ICE and the 6-sp automatic trans.

Car and Driver lists it as slightly slower to 60mph than the G2 Volt, but slightly faster to 100mph, so it must be using the ICE motor.

It's essentially a normal hybrid with a battery and charge port. ie - a gas powered car that has an electric motor added to it.
 
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