New Hyundai Sonata vs Competition

How Does the New 2018 Hyundai Sonata Compare to the Competition?

While the midsize sedan segment might be one of the most popular and competitive classes on the road, the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata stands out by offering more of the things drivers want and need most, separating itself from the conformity of competitors on the road. With sleek and elegant exterior styling, a spacious interior, state of the art technology integrated throughout and an exciting yet efficient driving experience behind the wheel, the new 2018 Sonata is a great fit for any driver that wants to get the most out of their next vehicle for the least amount of money. From daily commuters to cross country adventurers, there's never a dull moment behind the wheel, and with a bevy of standard driver assist features, the new Sonata makes sure that you always drive with confidence. We want you to be able to make the most educated decision about which new midsize sedan is the right fit for you, that's why we're going to compare the new 2018 Sonata to top competitors, including the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, allowing you to gain side by side perspective as to why the new Sonata is the right choice for you!

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Honda Accord

  • The new Hyundai Sonata starts at just $22,050 MSRP while the Accord starts at $23,570 MSRP. With over $1,000 to spare, you could upgrade to the higher Sonata SEL trim level for nearly the same price as the base Accord.
  • The Sonata offers 106.1 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Accord.
  • Changing lanes can be difficult sometimes, that's why every Sonata model comes equipped with standard blind spot detection. Blind spot detection is available on the Accord, but only on higher trim levels.
  • Every Sonata comes equipped with standard rear cross-traffic alert, allowing you to back up and out of any space with complete peace of mind. You'll have to choose a higher Accord trim level to enjoy rear cross-traffic alert.
  • The Sonata offers an available hands-free smart trunk with auto open, meaning that the trunk will open automatically when your proximity key is within the range. That features isn't available on the Accord.
  • With available dynamic bending light headlights, the Sonata makes it easier than ever to see at night thanks to headlights that turn in sync with your steering wheel. Dynamic bending lights aren't available on the Accord.
  • The new Sonata offers more extensive warranty coverage than the Accord does, including a 5-years/60,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty compared to the 3-year/36,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty from the Accord. The Sonata also comes with a 10-years/100,000 miles powertrain limited warranty, while the Accord only covers 5-years/60,000 miles.

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

  • The 2018 Sonata starts at $22,050 while the new Camry starts at $23,495 MSRP, allowing you to save enough money to upgrade to the next trim level for around the same price.
  • Both the Sonata and the Camry come with their own standard multimedia systems, but only the Sonata comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Toyota Entune system doesn't offer either Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Both vehicles also offer a high level of safety technology, but only the Sonata comes equipped with standard Blind Spot Detection.
  • The Sonata is more spacious than the Camry, offering 122.4 cubic feet of interior volume, compared to the 115.5 cubic feet in the Camry.
  • The Sonata provides easy access to your cargo area with the available Hands-free smart trunk with auto open, which isn't available on the new Camry.
  • For warm summer days, the Sonata cools you down with available ventilated front seats, a feature that's not available on the Camry.
  • Alloy wheels come standard on the Sonata but not on the Camry.
  • The Sonata comes with a 5-years/60,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty, while the Camry comes with a 3-years/36,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty.
  • The Sonata also comes with a 10-years/100,000 miles powertrain limited warranty, while the new Camry falls short with a 5-years/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty.

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

  • The Sonata starts at $22,050 MSRP while the Fusion starts at $22,120 MSRP.
  • Under the hood, the Sonata comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185-horsepower, while the new Fusion comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175-horsepower.
  • Not only does the Sonata offer more standard horsepower, with a combined 29 mpg compared to the combined 25 mpg from the Fusion, the Sonata allows you to travel further on a single tank.
  • The Sonata comes with standard blind spot detection, but the Fusion does not.
  • The Sonata offers a standard 7-inch touchscreen system while the Fusion falls short with a standard 4.2-inch touchscreen.
  • Android Auto compatibility comes standard on the Sonata but not on the Fusion.
  • The Sonata is more spacious than the Fusion, with 122.4 cubic feet of interior volume compared to 118.8 cubic feet in the Fusion.
  • The Sonata offers available wireless device charging, but the Sonata does not.
  • The Sonata offers greater warranty coverage than the Fusion, with 5-years/60,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty and 10-years/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty compared to the 3-years/36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and 5-years/60,000 miles powertrain limited warranty from the Fusion.

Test Drive a New 2018 Hyundai Sonata Today!

If you're interested in learning more about the new Sonata and which model is going to be the best fit for you, we welcome you to join us at Hyundai Of Newport to view our entire selection of new Sonata models in person and pick one to take out for a test drive around Middletown, RI today! With so much to offer throughout the lineup, we're sure that we can help you choose the one that's right for you in no time!

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