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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2021 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,450 to $34,250
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $22,790 to $31,904
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 15.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 38.0 - 39.2 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Altima.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Nissan Altima.