2019 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2019 Hyundai Sonata
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

The latest Honda Accord smacks home runs from several angles, from hybrid fuel economy to style to value.

The Toyota Camry’s sold very well; it’s more engaging to drive than ever, but the styling’s an admitted challenge to the eyes.

The Mazda 6 now has turbo power, but isn’t much more exciting to drive.

The Legacy’s standard all-wheel drive is a plus, its banality a minus.

Ford won’t be selling the Fusion for much longer, but we’ll always fondly recall its sharp steering, pretty body, and high-economy hybrid and plug-in models.

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6.5
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata aims squarely for value-minded shoppers who want a long warranty, and hits a bullseye.
6.0
The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age.
6.3
The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.
6.8
The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
6.7
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
MSRP From    
$22,650$22,840$22,545$24,095$21,950
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
SE 2.4LSE FWD2.5iL Automatic (SE)Sport Manual
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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