2024 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2024 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $21,625 to $28,465
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2024 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $27,500 to $34,950
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MPG - City 31 - 32 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 191 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 193.3 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 37.8 - 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in

*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 Hyundai Elantra than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra 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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Hyundai Sonata, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata.