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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2021 Honda
Accord Hybrid

MSRP*: $26,570 to $36,440
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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,750 to $35,300
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Invoice* $25,330 to $33,594 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 44 - 48 MPG 45 - 50 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 - 48 MPG 51 - 54 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 143 hp 150 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 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord Hybrid than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Accord Hybrid as you will with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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). The Honda Accord Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 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 Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
The Honda Accord Hybrid has less horsepower than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Accord Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

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