After receiving a refresh for 2018 the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In now boast styling to match that of the revised Sonata lineup from 2017. Faux black air intakes located at the outboard edges of the front bumper house vertically-stacked LED daytime running light clusters. The main headlight clusters house projector lights on both lower trims, while the Limited trims get LED headlights.
The chromed window surrounds are matched with blacked out B-pillars, a matte finish on base models with a gloss finish on both Limited trims, with corresponding detailing on the lower half of the mirror housings. Additional chrome detailing can be found on the door handles of all models, and in a chrome detail strip on the side-sills of Limited and Plug-In Limited Trims. The front fenders of all models get hybrid badging. As for wheels, the Hybrid SE gets 16-inch aerodynamically designed alloy wheels, while the Hybrid Limited and both Plug-In derivatives are equipped with the same aerodynamically designed five-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels.
Both the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In ride on the same 110.4-inch wheelbase as the regular Sonata sedan, while measuring an identical 191.1-inches in length and 73.4-inches in width. They all measure the same 57.9-inches tall, too. But where they differ is in their weights, with the addition of batteries and electric motors pushing the hybrid's curb weight up to 3,497 lbs in its lightest iteration and 3,560 lbs in its Limited trim. The Plug-In is heavier still, weighing between 3,781 and 3,814 lbs depending on the trim level opted for.
|Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Trims||Hybrid SE||Hybrid Limited||Plug-In Hybrid||Plug-In Hybrid Limited|
|Max Width||73.4 in.||73.4 in.||73.4 in.||73.4 in.|
|Length||191.1 in.||191.1 in.||191.1 in.||191.1 in.|
|Height||57.9 in.||57.9 in.||57.9 in.||57.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||110.4 in.||110.4 in.||110.4 in.||110.4 in.|
|Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Trims||Curb Weight|
|Hybrid SE||3,497 lbs.|
|Hybrid Limited||3,560 lbs.|
|Plug-In Hybrid||3,781 lbs.|
|Plug-In Hybrid Limited||3,814 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
A color palette of four exterior hues is available for both the Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models, comprising Hyper White, Nocturne Black, Metropolis Gray, and Skyline Blue, while the Hybrid gets access to a further three colors, Ion Silver, Cosmopolitan Red, and Astral Blue at no additional cost.