Compare 2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Honda Accord
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 48 48 $28,429 $30,320
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 48 48 $30,647 $32,690
Accord Hybrid Sedan 48 48 $25,139 $26,370
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 44 41 $33,409 $36,240
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $29,149 $31,090
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $23,617 $24,770
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $25,536 $27,230
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $29,917 $31,910
Accord Sedan Sport SE 1.5T CVT 29 35 $26,931 $28,720
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $33,833 $36,700
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Limited 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Limited 1.6T 27 37 $32,172 $33,850
Sonata SE 2.5L 28 38 $22,670 $23,600
Sonata SEL 2.5L 27 37 $24,429 $25,700
Sonata SEL Plus 1.6T 27 37 $26,804 $28,200
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
$28,429
$32,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,320
$33,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$505 / month
$564 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up. 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
48 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 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
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 192.9
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 35.9
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3375 3336
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 6200 180 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 (Est) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
48 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 (Est) 37
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.91
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Hybrid Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 (Est) 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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