I researched all hybrids in this price range. The 2023 Sonata Hybrid SEL has the best quality, features, warranty and price for me.
I love this car. It has a really nice interior, nice ride, not a lot of outside noise, and lots of great safety and other features (Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled seats, lumbar support, a navigation system, rear view camera, etc.) And a Bose sound system!! And the gas mileage! I get at least 500 miles with every fill-up!!
However, I don't love the low front passenger seat which can't be adjusted up or down (need a pillow or short passengers get motion sickness), trunk is a little small but it's adequate.
Overall this car at this price is hard to beat!
I plan to keep this car between 15 and 20 years. I bought the extra 120,000 mile 10 year warranty based on my driving habits and I got an extended tire warranty.
All in, I spent about $40,000 including taxes and title. Totally worth it!