The 2018 Honda Accord is a mainstay of the midsize sedan market all across Pine Grove and Oretech, leaving little room for competitors like the 2018 Hyundai Sonata to encroach upon its turf. Some might argue that name recognition and brand loyalty are what keep the Accord so irrepressibly on top, but all it takes is a quick comparison to show that this just isn’t the case. Compare the Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord below!
The 2018 Honda Accord comes with a standard 1.5L turbocharged engine that generates 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The Hyundai Sonata model’s engine, however, only produces 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Accord is more efficient than the Sonata as well; the 2018 Accord earns 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway*, while the Sonata gets 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
When comparing the Sonata vs. Accord model’s interior, the Accord offers more interior room. Rear seat passengers have more room to stretch out their legs in the Accord, as the Accord offers 40.4 inches of legroom and the Sonata provides only 35.6 inches. The cargo area is also more spacious in the Accord; the Accord features 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Sonata has 16.3 cubic feet.
While both the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata provide a similar array of amenities, including a tailgate power lock/unlock feature, a telescopic steering column, and a rearview camera, only the Accord offers:
When it comes to safety ratings and features, the Accord comes out on top. The 2018 Honda Accord received an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA**, including a 5-star rollover safety rating**, while the Sonata received only a 4-star rating in that same category. Additionally, the 2018 Honda Accord offers a wide selection of safety technologies that the Sonata does not, including second-row head restraints and an optional rear electronic parking aid with a camera.
After comparing these Honda vs. Hyundai models, it’s clear as to why the 2018 Honda Accord is a popular choice: it consistently performs above and beyond the competition like the Sonata, the Volkswagen Jetta, and even the Toyota Camry in every way that matters to drivers. If you’d like to experience it for yourself, contact us at Klamath Falls Honda for a test drive!
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.