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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$23,950 to $33,950
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$27,750 to $35,300
Invoice* $23,006 to $32,267 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 23 - 28 45 - 50
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 51 - 54
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Sonata, 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 Hyundai Sonata will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is about the same width as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata 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 Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata as you will in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Warranty
The Hyundai Sonata comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.