Sonata Hybrid’s Price Lower Than Camry, Accord

Sonata Hybrid’s Price

Hyundai redesigned the Sonata Hybrid for the 2016 model year, and there’s even better news (it’s about the price). Despite the redesign, the base Sonata Hybrid’s price will remain the same as the 2015 model. In all, this comes out to $26,825, which includes the $825 destination charge.

That leaves the Toyota Camry Hybrid, starting at $27,615 and the Honda Accord Hybrid, $30,125, looking overpriced.

A two-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor power the 2016 Sonata Hybrid. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the hybrid powertrain comes in at 193 hp. The base Sonata Hybrid comes in at an EPA-estimated 39 city/43 highway mpg. That’s better than the EPA-estimated 36 city/40 highway mpg of the 2015 model.

Better yet, an all-new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Oregon this fall. With a 24 mile range on electricity alone, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid beats the plug-in Ford Fusion Energi by five miles.

While pricing for the Sonata Plug-in hasn’t been announced just yet, keep your ears open for news soon. We here at Southtowne Hyundai are excited to see more fuel efficient cars starting at low prices!

What to Do If Your Brakes Fail

Your Brakes Fail

Having your brakes fail can be absolutely horrifying, and while we here at Southtowne Hyundai hope it never happens to you, it’s always good to be prepared. A failed braking system doesn’t always mean a car accident. There are things you can do to greatly improve your chances of making it to a stop without injury or accident. Here are some tips for you if your brakes fail.

  • Remain Calm This alone can make the difference between an accident and making it out of traffic safely. By remaining calm, you’re keeping a clear head that leaves you able to react both faster and better to the situation. Panicking will bring jerky movements and will likely lead to a crash.
  • Try the Brakes Apply consistent pressure to the brakes to try and stop the car. Modern cars have a dual braking system, so the rear and front brakes act independently of each other. While it’s much easier to stop with both brakes, one will do the job, just not as quickly.
  • Turn On Your Emergency Lights Another reason to remain calm, remembering to turn on your emergency lights will let other drivers know something’s wrong. As a result, they may give you more room to maneuver towards the side of the road.