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2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Back in the day, if you had a family, you pretty much had to get either a minivan or an SUV to keep everyone comfy and happy. But nowadays, family sedans can do the job just as well – if not better. In fact, family sedans like the 2018 Hyundai Sonata offer all the passenger and cargo space you could ever need to go along with powerfully capable and efficient engine options and a wide array of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features.

As great as family sedans have become, the segment will never be the same now that the new Hyundai Sonata lineup has been released here at Coastal Hyundai in Melbourne, FL. That’s because the 2018 Sonata lineup takes the family sedan class to entirely new heights. To see what we mean, let’s take a look at this 2018 Hyundai Sonata versus 2018 Nissan Altima head-to-head model comparison. You’ll see exactly why the 2018 Sonata lineup is the absolute best of the best when it comes to new family sedans.

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Nissan Altima

$22,050 Starting Price $23,140
3 Engine Options (Non-Hybrid) 2
245 HP & 260 lb-ft. Max Horsepower & Torque 270 HP & 251 lb-ft.
31 MPG Max Combined Gas Mileage 31 MPG
5 Years/60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 3 Years/36,000 Miles
10 Years/100,000 Miles Drivetrain Warranty 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Advantages of a New Hyundai Sonata from Coastal Hyundai in Melbourne FL

The list of advantages held by the 2018 Hyundai Sonata lineup when compared to the 2018 Nissan Altima lineup is a long one. At the top of that list is affordability and value. That’s because the starting price for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata lineup is only $22,050, while the starting price for the 2018 Nissan Altima lineup is $23,140. That affordability and value advantage continues when you look at the warranties offered by the two lineups. More specifically, the new Hyundai Sonata lineup gives you a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, while the new Nissan Altima lineup gives you only a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

The two model lineups are more evenly matched when it comes to engine offerings and power ratings. For instance, both lineups offer a maximum combined fuel efficiency rating of 31 miles per gallon. Both lineups also offer similar maximum horsepower and torque ratings, with the new Hyundai Sonata lineup winning the torque competition and the new Nissan Altima winning the horsepower competition. Where the 2018 Sonata lineup truly shines, however, is in terms of customization. What we mean by that is the new Sonata lineup lets you choose between three engines, while the new Altima lineup offers only two engines to choose from.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2018 Hyundai Sonata lineup and everything it brings to the table, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Coastal Hyundai staff in Melbourne, FL.

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