2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Sonata
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Volkswagen Passat lineup is polar-opposite in many ways to the Sonata; it has very conservative, traditional styling and a straightforward interior that verges on stark—and probably the most spacious back seat in this class.

The Nissan Altima sits somewhere in the middle, with a sharp exterior but somewhat dull cabin design, but it’s a strong value for money at the base end of its lineup.

The Camry has become sportier in this generation, and it’s the only one of the affordable mid-size sedans to still offer a V-6.

The Honda Accord probably offers the best combination of performance, driving enjoyment, and interior comfort—plus some great safety credentials.

Both the Camry and Altima now distinguish themselves further with available all-wheel drive.

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Quick Specs
The Hyundai Sonata finds its magic again for 2020, with a distinctive luxury-car vibe plus some features you won’t find in rival sedans.
The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper.
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
The 2020 Toyota Camry has more personality than ever thanks to a new TRD version.
The 2020 VW Passat’s new-look exterior comes for free; it’s the same price or less than the outgoing version.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
27 MPG City / 54 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
SE 2.5LLX 1.5T CVT2.5 S SedanL Automatic (SE)2.0T S Automatic
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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