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2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Honda Accord

Although midsize sedans may not be quite as popular as crossovers these days, they are still a great option for drivers who enjoy comfort, style and a little bit of fun with their drive. Plus, you still have a number of options to choose from in the segment, with two of the top options each year being the Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord. Finding out which vehicle is best can be tough work and time consuming. We don't want your car buying process to be that way though, which is why we've done the research for you to match up the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Honda Accord. Read on to learn more about each vehicle, the differences between them and which one best meets your driving needs.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Honda Accord
Starting at $22,050 MSRP Starting at $23,495
6, 7 or 8 speed auto with manual mode Transmissions 6 speed manual or CVT
Up to 245 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque Engine Specs Up to 192 hp, 192 lb.-ft. of torque
106 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 106 cu. ft.
45.5 inches Front Legroom 42.3 inches
4.9 stars out of 5 Cars.com Consumer Rating 4.7 stars out of 5
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Difference Between the 2018 Sonata and 2018 Accord

Both of these models have very good Cars.com Consumer Ratings, suggesting that the driving experience is enjoyable for both vehicles. That said, if you dig a little deeper, you may find that the Sonata has an edge in some key areas. One big area is warranty, and with Hyundai having America's Best Warranty, Honda simply can't compete with Hyundai's 10 year Powertrain Warranty and 5 year Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty.

Though you can feel confident nothing will happen to your Sonata during those years, if it does, you get to save some money by using your warranty. You can even save a little money when buying the Sonata simply through its incredible value. Even though it has a lower starting MSRP than the 2018 Accord, it comes standard with features that you'd have to pay more to get in Honda's midsize sedan option. These include a 60/40 split rear seat bench, an auxiliary port, voice recognition, cargo tie downs, Blind Spot Monitoring and even a glovebox light. Many of these features are expected to come standard on any vehicle... but not on the Accord. Plus, even if you do decide to pay a little more and move up trim levels, don't expect to get more power out of your engine than what is displayed in the chart above. Those are the top figures for horsepower and torque... far inferior to the available 245-horsepower engine available with the 2018 Sonata.

Now that you've seen what separates the 2018 Hyundai Sonata from the 2018 Honda Accord, let us know if you'd like to take a test drive here at Coastal Hyundai. You'll find the Sonata remains a leader at the top of its class.

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