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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

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2022 Hyundai

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2021 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $33,650 to $35,650
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG 34 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 188 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 179.1 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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

The Hyundai Sonata offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

The Hyundai Sonata will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. 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 Hyundai Sonata will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Sonata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Hyundai Sonata has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

With its lower torque, the Hyundai Sonata doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.