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.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid2018 Hyundai Sonata
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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style.
7.3
The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings.
6.7
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
7.2
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.
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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    
$22,050$22,215$21,950$22,195$23,645
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
SE 2.4L SULEVS FWDSport Manual2.5iL Automatic (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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