Compare 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Nissan Altima

2021 Hyundai Sonata
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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
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2.0 Platinum Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,769 $35,180
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,719 $29,750
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,440 $33,750
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $30,184 $32,400
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,906 $25,650
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,650 $24,300
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,430 $31,590
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,175 $30,240
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $25,395 $27,250
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $24,139 $25,900
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,477 $29,490
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,222 $28,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,267
$32,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$35,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$586 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage. The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 43.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 98.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
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)
11.8 11.5
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)
12.8 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3438
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 510
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 236 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 267 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 1.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
5.9 6.1
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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2021 Hyundai Sonata
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2020 Nissan Altima
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