Compare 2012 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,971 $19,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L SE 24 35 $21,952 $23,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T SE 22 34 $23,400 $24,745
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,434 $25,850
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,666
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,480
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$330 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
194.9 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 3161
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4300 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6500 198 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.70
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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