Compare 2020 Honda Accord vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Honda Accord
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 48 47 $27,137 $29,670
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 48 47 $29,417 $32,170
Accord Hybrid Sedan 48 47 $23,671 $25,870
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 48 47 $32,399 $35,440
Accord Sedan EX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $25,677 $28,070
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $27,957 $30,570
Accord Sedan EX-L 2.0T Automatic 23 34 $29,782 $32,570
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $22,211 $24,270
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $24,683 $26,980
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T Manual 26 35 $24,683 $26,980
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $28,815 $31,510
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Manual 22 32 $28,815 $31,510
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $33,275 $36,400
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Limited 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Limited 1.6T 27 37 $32,267 $33,950
Sonata N Line 2.5T 23 33 $31,649 $33,300
Sonata SE 2.5L 28 38 $22,766 $23,700
Sonata SEL 2.5L 27 37 $24,524 $25,800
Sonata SEL Plus 1.6T 27 37 $26,899 $28,300
Sonata Hybrid Blue 2.0L 50 54 $26,460 $27,750
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 45 51 $33,655 $35,300
Sonata Hybrid SEL 2.0L 45 51 $28,509 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,137
$32,267
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,670
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$566 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage.
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Fuel Economy
City
48 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 46.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.7 104.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.2 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3373 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 6200 180 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 3500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
48 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
8.40 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 2.45 4.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.37
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.22
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.91
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Hybrid Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 5.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
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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