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2014 Hyundai Accent vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Sonata than the Hyundai Accent, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Accent.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Accent, 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 Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata.

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2014 Hyundai
Accent

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MSRP*: $14,645

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.22% As low as 0.86%
City MPG: 27 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 38 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $14,248 $20,295 - $26,846

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