2018 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Front exterior view of a red 2018 Honda Accord on the left "vs" side exterior view of a gray 2018 Hyundai Sonata on the right

You know you have been putting off your new vehicle purchase far too long if you still have a tape deck in your current car. However, there is one advantage to procrastinating on buying a new car and that is when you finally sit in the driver seat of a 2018 vehicle it will be like traveling into the future. Large center-mounted touchscreens and Bluetooth connectivity make your tape deck look like an old-fashion phonograph. Two of the most desirable new sedans on the market are the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Both of these vehicles provide their owners with all the advanced technology on the interior and under the hood as well, delivering a smarter, safer and gas-sipping sedan. Take a closer look at all of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Accord and the 2018 Sonata right here and drive home happy today.

2018 Honda Accord Sedan LX


2018 Hyundai Sonata

1.5L Single-Scroll Turbo In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder
Continuously Variable Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
192 HP/ 192 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 185 HP/ 178 LB-FT
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors

Compare the 2018 Accord & the 2018 Sonata

The chart above paints a pretty clear picture of the standard drivetrain specs of the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan LX and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata,  and the Accord outperforms the Sonata in every category. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata does offer an upgrade to its standard engine while the 2018 Accord does not. A 1.6L Twin-Scroll Turbo In-line 4-cylinder engine, comparable to the standard Accord engine, delivers 185 HP and 178 lb-ft of torque to the 2018 Sonata and achieves efficiency ratings of 28 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY. Even the 2018 Sonata’s engine upgrade can’t match the power and efficiency of the standard engine of the 2018 Honda Accord’s.

The interiors of the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata both get adorned with a standard 7” Touchscreen, Bluetooth® Connectivity, and an Enhanced Driver Information Interface to ensure that important Trip Information, Navigation and Messaging are always easily accessible. But, the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan also comes with standard Dual-zone Climate Control, Push-Button Start, and Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, features you can find on the 2018 Sonata at a higher trim level. With more standard features and a more powerful and efficient drivetrain, the 2018 Honda Accord is the clear choice over the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

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