When it comes to choosing the right daily driver for life all around Huntington Beach, Westminster, or Orange County, two top vehicles come to mind: the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata.
Which sporty sedan is the right fit for your garage? To find out, the team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach has compiled the following Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison. Discover which one offers more engine power, technology, and space by reading the sections below.
When you’re traveling all over town, the engine works hard to keep your car running. Whether you’re sticking close to home or going on a road trip, the power under the hood is important, as is the fuel economy.
In order to answer this question, we’ll have to take a look under their respective hoods.
Up first is the Sonata. On standard trims, this sedan is packing a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Rather impressive, right? That is, until you look under the hood of the Honda Accord and realize its standard 4-cylinder engine delivers 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
Horsepower and torque aren’t the only benefits of the Accord, either. In fact, the Honda sedan also offers more fuel efficiency for those long drives to the office. We’re talking an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG rating on the LX trim of the Accord.*
On the other hand, the Sonata boasts an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG rating. While still impressive, you’ll be able to travel a few extra miles in the city when driving the Accord.
From carpooling to grocery shopping, your sedan is made to transport all sorts of things. Whether you’re driving the kids to school or picking up supplies for an upcoming party, you’ll want the vehicle with the most room.
We’re giving the most spacious award to the Honda Accord. Why? Well, because this ride is full of room, particularly in the second row, and who doesn’t like room for their crew?
Take rear legroom, for example. The Accord’s 40.4 inches of rear legroom completely outshines the Sonata’s 34.8 inches of rear legroom. The rear shoulder room and rear hip room are larger in the Accord as well, with 56.5 inches and 55 inches, respectively. Sadly, Sonata guests may feel a bit more cramped with only 56.1 inches of rear shoulder room and 54.4 inches of rear hip room.
What if you want to bring more than passengers along? For example, if you plan on doing some shopping at your local mall?
In that case, we’d still recommend going with the Honda Accord. Its 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume trumps Hyundai Sonata’s 16 cubic feet of volume.
After you sit down and buckle your seat belt, the first thing you might do is turn on some music. After all, the perfect soundtrack can enhance your ride. We’re here to find out which of these sedans has the best technology features to help you connect your phone and have a blast.
It’s important to stay connected while on the roadways. Luckily, the Honda Accord has the infotainment and technological systems to help.
It all starts up front, where you’ll notice standard 8-inch display audio with a high-resolution electrostatic touchscreen and customizable feature settings. While the Sonata also comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display, it’s not as intuitive as the Accord’s display.
Both the Accord and the Sonata come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. This makes it extremely easy to send and receive text messages or jam out to your favorite tunes.
However, only the Accord offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on multiple trims.
Now that you’ve seen how the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata stack up, it’s time to take a test drive in your favorite.
If, like us, you’ve fallen in love with the power, space, and tech of the Honda Accord, why not stop by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach near Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, today? We look forward to working with you!
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*30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG rating for LX and EX-L. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined MPG rating for Sport 1.5T and Special Edition. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T. 48 city/47 highway/47 combined MPG rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined MPG rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.