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PHEV - No sunroof, but still glass?

Hello everyone. My wife and I are seriously considering the PHEV, but we live in Illinois and they aren't sold here directly. We test drove a Hybrid Limited with the Ultimate package, and have been comparing features between that and the Plug-in Limited.

There's one thing I can't figure out though, nor seen any photos on Google that quite tell the picture. I know the plug-in Limited doesn't have a panoramic sunroof. What I can't figure out is, does it still have the glass roof? And the open/close sunshade? I'm hoping someone who has one can help me out. Thanks in advance!
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No, no glass roof of any kind on the PHEV nor is it an option. I have the 2017 PHEV and it's a solid metal roof. For me it's no biggie in that every car I've owned has a sunroof that I never use.

But I can tell you that my wife and I love the car.
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No, no glass roof of any kind on the PHEV nor is it an option. I have the 2017 PHEV and it's a solid metal roof. For me it's no biggie in that every car I've owned has a sunroof that I never use.

But I can tell you that my wife and I love the car.
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

This is making for a tough decision versus the equivalent Kia plug in. My wife and I really like all the natural light coming in.
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My friend had a Scion TC with glass roof like that and it got really HOT with lots of complaints in the summer.
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A glass roof is heavy. Just wondering if that is the reason, the extra weight. I could see them putting a solar sell on the roof.
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Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

This is making for a tough decision versus the equivalent Kia plug in. My wife and I really like all the natural light coming in.
What is the down side of going with the Optima PHEV rather than the Sonata PHEV? With the Optima, you get the natural light that you want. Are there any features that you would not be getting with the Optima PHEV compared to the Sonata PHEV?

The Optima actually has a higher rating for EV operation (29 vs. 27 for the Sonata).

Any case, I really love my 2016 Sonata PHEV, but I am just curious if any features would be missing if you went with the Optima rather than the Sonata.
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What is the down side of going with the Optima PHEV rather than the Sonata PHEV? With the Optima, you get the natural light that you want. Are there any features that you would not be getting with the Optima PHEV compared to the Sonata PHEV?

The Optima actually has a higher rating for EV operation (29 vs. 27 for the Sonata).

Any case, I really love my 2016 Sonata PHEV, but I am just curious if any features would be missing if you went with the Optima rather than the Sonata.
Everything I can remember would indicate that the Optima PHEV has better features. It has the Autonomous Emergency Braking that the Sonata does not have, it has the window shades on the back side windows, heated steering wheel, and power folding side mirrors. It seems that the Optima has the features that the Sonata PHEV is missing.
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Wouldn't you also be missing out on the lifetime battery warranty from Hyundai by going with the Optima?


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Wouldn't you also be missing out on the lifetime battery warranty from Hyundai by going with the Optima?
That is the one thing you lose on the Kia, and, based on the older HSHs, I wonder if it is that big a deal. It definitely doesn't matter if you don't plan on keeping your hybrid for more than 10 years or 100,000 miles.
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