2016 Chevy Volt vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2016 Chevy Volt 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
5.7 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 6.2 l/100km
Many Available Driver-Assistive Safety Features Brake Assist Only
18.4 kW Battery Capacity 8.5 kW
<3,786 lbs. Curb Weight 3,633 lbs.

2016 Chevy Volt vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2016 Chevy Volt vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In our opinion, the young Chevy Volt was already one of the most impressive hybrid vehicles on the road after just a couple of years. Now 5 years after its initial model year, the Chevy Volt will enter its second generation for the 2016 model year. Undergoing tons of enhancements throughout the vehicle, we cannot wait to get our hands on one and test it out for ourselves, but until then we thought we’d see how it measures up against one of its hybrid rivals by comparing the 2016 Chevy Volt vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Advantages of the 2016 Chevy Volt

While the next-gen Volt has undergone a lot of cosmetic changes, its biggest enhancements were to the mechanical side of things. The new car will be lighter than previous generations, run more efficiently and have a much better range extender. All of these enhancements will put it firmly near the top of the segment, with a combined fuel efficiency at least 0.5 l/100km less than than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and a battery with capacity more than double the Sonata.

We don’t know the final curb weight yet, so that may be one area the Hyundai has a leg up. But another advantage the Volt will have is its suite of available driver-assistive safety features, whereas the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid only has Brake Assist. We cannot wait until the next-generation hybrid makes its way here to Edmonton, and we’ll let you know as soon as it arrives so that you can test drive one yourself.


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