Now is the Best Time to Buy a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid! ~ Boston
When hybrid technology first became widely available in automobiles for American consumers- it was hot. It was all the rage because of skyrocketing gasoline prices. (This was right around the time the “Cash For Clunkers” program rolled out, officially marking the realization that spending so much money to fuel a big gas guzzler no longer made any sense.)
The average American has a daily commute to work that lasts roughly 40 minutes in a car. Day in and day out, commuting with a big SUV, and the monthly fuel costs could easily equal a car payment. So with the rising gas prices- hybrid cars and their increased fuel economy sounded pretty good. But the early selection of hybrid cars was pretty limited. They were all small cars not ideally suited for a family, and not very stylish.
Then the manufactures kicked it up a notch, and brought full-size hybrid sedans and SUVs to the market. At first, these hybrid sedans and SUVs sold pretty well. They were big enough, they were much better on fuel than conventional gasoline-powered engines, and they were cleaner. But there was a catch- they were also much more expensive than a conventional car of the same size.
Fast-forward to the present day, and improving miles-per-gallon performance without adding to the cost of the car itself is of paramount importance to all the major car manufactures. This can be a difficult trade-off.
To illustrate: Recently, Edmunds published an article explaining that most hybrid vehicles are not as cost effective as one might think. The article used examples of hybrid cars and the same brand conventional fuel counterpart. It turns out that when a hybrid version of a vehicle is close to $3,000- $5,000 more than a gas-powered version, it’s most likely not worth it. (Let’s face it- for $3,000- $5000 you can buy a lot of gas.)
But here is the good news… Right now at Mirak Hyundai we are clearing out the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models, in order to make room for the 2014s. As a result, a brand new Hybrid Sonata is selling in the low $20Ks- comparable in price to a conventionally-powered new car from a rival brand.
Consider too, that with a Hyundai you automatically get America’s Best Warranty- a 5 year / 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper warranty, plus a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. In addition, all hybrid components are covered for 10 years / 100,000 miles. The lithium battery that powers the Hybrid Sonata comes with Hyundai’s Lifetime Replacement Warranty.
When you add it all up, the 2013 Sonata Hybrid is an outstanding value. Driving a hybrid car does not have to mean dull and no frills. It doesn’t mean driving a tiny little econobox or spending your fuel savings on the car itself.
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Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer in Arlington, MA.