Compare 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Horsepower

  192

MPG (city/hwy)

  30 / 38


2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Hyundai Sonata

Horsepower

  185

MPG (city/hwy)

  25 / 36

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

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When you are looking for a new vehicle, one great option to consider would be to purchase a midsize sedan. Today, two of the most popular midsize sedans on the road are the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata, both of which have been in production for more than 30 years. While both of these cars have a variety of great features, there are several reasons why the Accord is a better option than the Sonata.

Engine Performance

For those that are looking for more engine performance, the 2018 Honda Accord is the better option. With the 2018 model year, Honda took away the V6 engine option, which is something Hyundai did with the Sonata several years prior. Even without the V6 option, Honda still has better engine performance than the Sonata. The base engine option produces 192-horsepower, which is higher than the Sonata’s base engine that produces 185-horsepower. The Accord’s higher trim level also comes with a 252-horsepower engine, which is ideal for anyone looking for a lot of power.

Fuel Efficiency

While the 2018 Honda Accord has more engine performance than the Sonata, it also has better fuel efficiency. The 2018 Honda Accord has the best-in-class fuel efficiency that is about 38 MPG when driving on the highway and 30 MPG when driving in the city. This compares to the Sonata, which gets about 35 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG in the city. Because of this, you could save up to 15% at the pump when you get the 2018 Honda Accord over the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Comfort

Drivers of the 2018 Honda Accord consistently give it better comfort and cabin space ratings than the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. While both cars have plenty of space for taller drivers and front-seat passengers, there is up to a foot more space in the back seat of the Accord compared to the Sonata. This is extremely important for taller passengers that are looking for a more comfortable mode of transportation.

Overall, there are several reasons why the 2018 Honda Accord is a better option than the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. If you are interested in the 2018 Honda Accord, you should stop by the dealership to learn more about it and take it out for a test drive.


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.