The Hyundai Sonata vs. The Honda Accord: Finding the Best Sedan for Drivers Around Toledo


The mid-size sedan class houses some of the most popular models among car shoppers from Monroe, MI to Fremont, OH, and it only takes a quick glance at the characteristics of the models in this category to see why. They're stylish yet practical, efficient yet sporty, and filled with features to make sure you run into fewer problems along the way, but some of the models blend these qualities better than others.

Below, car shoppers interested in a new sedan will find a comparison of the Hyundai Sonata and the Honda Accord in the areas most important to them, so, before you purchase one, check it out to make sure you're making the right decision and call us if you have any questions!

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Honda Accord

  • $22,050 --Starting Price-- $23,570
  • 684.5 miles --Cruising Range on One Tank-- 562.4 miles
  • 245 horsepower --Max Horsepower-- 252 horsepower
  • 260 pound-feet@1,350 rpm --Max Torque-- 273 pound-feet@1,500 rpm
  • 2018 Top Safety Pick+ --IIHS Safety Rating-- 2018 Top Safety Pick
  • 5-Stars --NHTSA Crash Test Rating-- 5-Stars
  • Six --Trim Levels-- Six
  • 45.5 inches --Front Legroom-- 42.3 inches
  • 38 inches --Rear Headroom-- 37.2 inches
  • 56.1 inches --Rear Hip Room-- 55 inches
  • 35.8 feet --Turning Diameter-- 38 feet
  • 10 years/100,000 miles --Powertrain Warranty-- 5 years/60,000 miles

Price and Value

The Hyundai Sonata has a starting price $1,500 under that of the Honda Accord, but that is only the beginning of the value that the Sonata delivers to Sylvania, OH drivers. Even with a more affordable price, the Hyundai Sonata comes standard with better features, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and nicer cabin materials than the Honda Accord. Plus, the Sonata comes with two warranties, basic and powertrain, that have you covered for more miles and years than the warranties of the Accord, so you may pay less for repairs.


While both of these models come with traditional safety features, like airbags and front and rear crumple zones, that helped them earn a 5-star overall safety rating from the IIHS, only the Hyundai Sonata comes standard with advanced features like Blind Spot Monitoring and offers headlights with a dynamic bending light system, which turns the lights around corners so that you're sure to see what's ahead of you. It's thanks to this combination of features that the IIHS named the 2018 Hyundai Sonata a 2018 Top Safety Pick+, their highest honor, while the 2018 Honda Accord, a 2018 Top Safety Pick, falls a tier below in their rankings.


Features and Technology

Aside from the above safety features and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay programs, the Hyundai Sonata offers a few other features that drivers won't enjoy if they buy a Honda Civic. The Sonata's panoramic sunroof stretches nearly the entire roof so that more light and air gets in when you want a fresh cabin feel while standard solar control glass will keep the cabin from heating up when parked in the summer, which you won't find in the Honda Civic. What's more, only the Sonata offers a hands-free trunk and a heated steering wheel, so you can load items in the trunk more easily and not have to deal cold fingers when driving.

Taylor Hyundai of Toledo is the Place to Learn More About the Hyundai Sonata

From the style to the value it packs, the Hyundai Sonata is one of the leaders of its class, and we think car shoppers from all walks of life will find that to be true. If you're looking for a new mid-size sedan, come down to our dealership, conveniently located in Toledo, today to see the Sonata or any of our other amazing models in person!