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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic than in the Hyundai Sonata, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Sonata. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.

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2015 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,490 - $23,090

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $33,525
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.98% As low as 0.53%
City MPG: 22 - 31 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,193 - $21,452 $20,295 - $31,425

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