2022 Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

April 21st, 2022 by

The Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord are both known for being some of the top choices if you’re looking for a midsize sedan. If you’ve been comparing the two to determine which one is the right fit for you, you’re not alone. While each of them has its own advantages, the Sonata excels in quite a few areas. Its starting price is lower than its competitor, it offers a better overall warranty, and its features outshine the Accord. We’ve compared the Sonata and Accord below, so you can see the differences for yourself.

Price

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Although both base models include an economical price tag, the more affordable option is the Hyundai Sonata, with an MSRP of $24,350, while the Honda Accord comes in at $26,120. The Sonata has six available trims, with the highest trim, the N Line Night, starting at $34,750. Meanwhile, the Acord’s premium trim, The Touring, has a starting MSRP of $38,050.

Warranty

While both cars come with warranties upon purchase, the Sonata’s warranty extends well past the length that the Accord’s warranty offers. The Sonata has a standard five-year, 60,000-mile warranty, whereas the Accord offers a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.

Hyundai also offers five years of roadside assistance with no limit on mileage. Honda offers roadside assistance as well, but caps at three years or 36,000 miles. Both cars also have a powertrain warranty. The Sonata has a notable 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty, while the Accord’s expires after five years or 60,000 miles.

Technology

The Sonata and Accord have some impressive technology options available depending on the trim you choose. For instance, they both offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which easily allows you to stream your music, respond to texts, and use other apps on your phone using Bluetooth technology. Both cars come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display that connects to your Apple or Android device, however, the Hyundai Sonata also offers a larger 10.25-inch display available in some of its trims.

A feature unique to the Sonata is the Hyundai digital key, which allows your phone to act as a key fob so that you can unlock and start the car without the need to have a physical key with you. It also conveniently remembers your mirror and seating settings, so that it automatically adjusts when you get into the car. Another tech feature singular to the Sonata is the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, which you can adjust visually depending on your driving preferences.

Interior Features

While both midsize sedans have distinguished interior features, the Hyundai Sonata offers more front legroom, an impressive 46.1 inches, while the Accord provides passengers in the front row only 42.3 inches. In addition, the Accord has the option to include a moonroof, but the Sonata offers a panoramic sunroof, which is longer than a moonroof and provides a more expansive view of the sky, which is an excellent way to enjoy the breeze on a sunny day.

Another interior feature the Accord offers is a wireless charging option in two of its models. The Sonata has a wireless charging station in three of its trims, and is conveniently offered in all trims except the base model. The Accord has the same option, but only offers it in two of its trims.

When it comes to sound, both vehicles offer excellent options. Accord drivers can opt for the 10-speaker sound system, which is sure to pack a musical punch. However, the Sonata offers the Bose sound system, and you can’t go wrong with a superior sound system that provides the best quality sound on the market. It manages the engine’s noise so that you’re still able to get the clearest sound when listening to music or podcasts, just as they were meant to be heard.

Performance

The Sonata excels yet again in the aspect of performance. While both base models can get up to 38 miles per gallon in the city, the Sonata offers a better range of horsepower. You can get up to 290 horsepower with the N Line Night trim, while the Honda Touring caps at 252.

The Accord has a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission, which allows you to easily shift from one gear to the next. The Sonata, however, has the option to select the N eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. With this option, you can seamlessly choose between letting the car shift gears for you or taking the reins and having some fun with a manual transmission.

Safety

Hyundai spares no expense when it comes to safety features in the Sonata. Both the Accord and Sonata both offer lane assist and lane departure warnings to help keep drivers safe when driving, but the Sonata has additional features, such as forward and rear traffic avoidance to alert drivers if there is a potential collision in front of or behind the vehicle. It also has driver attention warning, which alerts you if your driving patterns seem different from usual due to drowsiness or inattentiveness at the wheel.

Another safety feature only found on the Sonata is highway driving assist, which can be very useful when commuting to and from work or during long trips on the highway. It not only helps keep you in your lane but also keeps you at a safe distance from the car in front of you. In addition, it uses the data from your GPS to ensure you’re staying within the appropriate speed limits for the area you’re driving in.

Come See the Hyundai Sonata for Yourself

Although the Sonata and Accord both have noteworthy features, it’s clear to see why more and more drivers are opting for the Sonata as their car of choice. At Hyundai of Auburn, we’ve got a dedicated sales team who are ready to help you find the perfect Sonata. We’re proud to offer the 2022 Sonata in six different trims, with fantastic features and a price that meets everyone’s budget.

If you’re in the Auburn area and are interested in comparing trims or taking one for a test drive, feel free to fill out a contact form or give us a call at 334-321-0777. If you’d like to look at some of our other new vehicles, we’d be happy to show you those as well.