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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,750 to $35,300
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 24 MPG 45 - 50 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 51 - 54 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 150 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, 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). Whether you pick the Acura ILX or the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Acura ILX and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura ILX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura ILX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.