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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$23,600 to $33,850
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $22,670 to $32,172
MPG - City 26 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 36 37 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The Honda Civic Si offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat 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 Civic Si.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Si, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Si will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Civic Si will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Sonata.

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

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

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Civic Si is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Hyundai Sonata. The Honda Civic Si has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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