Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord

At Dave Hallman Hyundai in Erie, PA


The Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord are the two sedans most people first think of when they hear these brands. Both have a long history of efficiency and everyday practicality and both have evolved through the years with new technology and new looks. Both of these sedans are also Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety However, in comparing these two midsize sedans, we here at Dave Hallman Hyundai found several key areas in which the Hyundai Sonata stands out against this worthy challenger from Honda. Let us share with you our findings for your own peace of mind.

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While both of these sedans are well-matched in terms of their standard safety equipment, the Hyundai SmartSense driver-assist suite has a few features that, so far, do not have equivalent features on the Honda Sensing suite. Each Sonata trim includes the Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system, Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and High Beam Assist (HBA). So far, Honda has yet to introduce features such as these onto their driver-assist safety suite.

Performance and Efficiency

The standard performances of the Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord are fairly well-matched, with one generating 191-horsepower and the other generating 192-horsepower. However, shoppers who want to enjoy more performance can opt for an available turbocharged engine on the Sonata N Line, which generates a whopping 290-horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. There is also a eco-friendlier turbo engine available on the Sonata SEL Plus and Limited trims, which daily commuters near Fairview may appreciate.

As of now, the Honda Accord features only one standard performance. While both of these sedans come available as hybrids, the Sonata Hybrid can travel up to 54 mpg in the city, whereas the Honda Accord Hybrid has a maximum fuel range of 48 miles to the gallon.

Price and Warranties

The Hyundai Sonata begins at a price which drivers from McKean to Erie should find flexible, with even the most top-of-the-line Sonata trim being priced well below $35,000. The Honda Accord begins at a starting price almost $1,000 more and its highest trim level exceeds $36,000. If you're looking to save the most you can on your next sedan, the Hyundai Sonata provides lots of lasting value for a lower price.

The value of the Hyundai Sonata is further enhanced by its ample warranty coverage, courtesy of Hyundai Assurance. Through America's Best Warranty, you enjoy five years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) of new vehicle limited coverage, as well as 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. You also enjoy seven years of anti-corrosion coverage and five years of emergency roadside assistance, both of which have unlimited miles. Meanwhile, the basic warranty from Honda covers the Accord for up to 36 months/36,000 miles, while their powertrain warranty covers these components for 60 months/60,000 miles.

Honda also provides a corrosion perforation warranty, and roadside assistance, but these cut off around 60 months and 36 months/36,000 miles, respectively.

Which will You Choose?

The new Hyundai Sonata has a lot of key advantages over the Honda Accord, when it comes to performance options, warranty protection, and available safety features. Above all, the Hyundai Sonata offers more value than many of its contemporaries. While Hyundai models are generally cheaper than many competitors, they still offer just as much long-term value, sometimes even more so than others in their class. To see for yourself all that the new Hyundai Sonata can do for you, we invite you to test drive this sedan here at Dave Hillman Hyundai.

Visit our dealership here in Erie, PA today to learn more. We are less than a half-hour outside of North East, PA and we hope to see you soon!