FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid midsize sedan arrives at select Hyundai dealerships with a starting price of $35,435, including an $835 destination charge, Hyundai Motor America announced on Friday.
The top-of-the-line Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited is priced at $39,435, including shipping.
Buyers will be eligible for a $4,919 federal tax credit, in addition to state and local incentives, Hyundai said.
In comparison, the 2016 Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,835, including shipping.
The first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for Hyundai will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels, a hands-free Smart Trunk, Dimension premium audio system, 8-inch touchscreen navigation system and blind-spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert.
The EPA said the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid delivers a 40 mpg combined city/highway rating in hybrid mode and has a driving range of 600 miles. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid returns 99 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric mode.
The alternative powertrain includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, electric motor and lithium-polymer battery. Total system output is 202 horsepower.
Key Sonata Plug-in Hybrid competitors include the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Prius Plug-in.
The newest Sonata debuts at a time when gas prices are relatively low, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. is pegged at $2.19 versus $2.91 a year ago, AAA said.
Edmunds says: Green car shoppers get an intriguing new choice in the midsize family sedan segment with the debut of the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.