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2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima, the Hyundai Sonata may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Sonata, 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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is a little wider than the Nissan Altima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Altima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2017 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $34,350

2017 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690
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City MPG: 21 - 28 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,718 - $32,188 $21,348 - $30,453

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