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2020 Honda Insight vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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New 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$22,930 to $28,340
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$23,600 to $33,500
Invoice* $21,304 to $26,312 $22,716 to $31,737
MPG - City 51 - 55 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 36 - 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** ***** *****
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
The Honda Insight 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 Insight.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Insight, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Insight 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 Insight will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Insight 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 Insight, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
The Honda Insight has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Insight and the Hyundai Sonata. The Honda Insight 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 Insight is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.