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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,600
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $21,851
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 96 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata as you will with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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