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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Sonata, which may make it easier to park.

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 less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2017 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $34,350
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% As low as 2.59%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% As low as 4.30%
City MPG: 27 - 31 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 30 - 36
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,332 - $24,609 $20,718 - $32,188

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.