2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Nissan Altima | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan
Altima

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$27,750 to $35,300
Get Your Price
$24,450 to $34,250
Invoice* $26,460 to $33,655 $22,790 to $31,904
MPG - City 45 - 50 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 51 - 54 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Altima, 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). The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

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

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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