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2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2014 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid than in the Nissan Altima, due to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Altima, 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or the Nissan Altima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hybrid and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. 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 Sonata Hybrid and the Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $30,750
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2014 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.75% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 36 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 40 31 - 38
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*: $24,573 - $28,859 $20,971 - $28,488

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