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2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra, 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). The Hyundai Sonata will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Elantra, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Hyundai Elantra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Sonata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Elantra.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Elantra.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Elantra. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Hyundai Elantra.

Warranty
The Hyundai Sonata comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Elantra.

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2016 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,300 - $34,075

2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.32% As low as 0.36%
City MPG: 21 - 28 26 - 32
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 36 - 40
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
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,436 - $31,933 $16,621 - $21,311

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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