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2021 Honda Accord vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2021 Honda
Accord

MSRP*: $24,970 to $36,900
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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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Invoice* $23,807 to $34,017 $23,198 to $33,027
MPG - City 22 - 30 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 33 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 192 - 252 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 196.1 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Accord as you will with the Hyundai Sonata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Honda Accord or the Hyundai Sonata, 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 Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Accord is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.