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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $21,700 to $28,300
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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,750 to $35,300
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 45 - 50 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 51 - 54 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.4 - 14.8 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 150 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.8 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 Civic 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 Civic.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Civic and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Honda Civic has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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