2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2024 Hyundai Sonata Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV

2023 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,550 to $29,150
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2024 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $27,500 to $34,950
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MPG - City 49 - 53 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 - 56 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 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 HEV 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 HEV.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Sonata, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV, 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 HEV 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 HEV 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 HEV 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 HEV and the Hyundai Sonata.