2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

There’s no shortage of mid-size sedan choices, but a few automakers have done a good job of making their options stand out.

Among those are the Mazda 6, with its sporty demeanor, and the Subaru Legacy, with its standard all-wheel drive.

Those two generally fly under the radar compared to the popular (and deservedly so) Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion.

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The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style.
The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans.
The 2018 Honda Accord sedan should be at the top of any four-door shoppers’ lists—sedan or otherwise. It’s well-crafted, comfortable, and affordable.
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.
The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
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SE 2.4L SULEVS FWDLX 1.5T CVTSport Manual2.5iL Automatic (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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