2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Sonata
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Sonata squares off against rivals from Honda and Toyota that sell very well.

The new Accord is another stellar entry, we named it our Best Car To Buy 2018.

The Camry is also done well, and offers a frugal hybrid powertrain.

The Nissan Altima is also similarly new, with a turbo-4 on top trims and all-wheel drive on others.

The Subaru Legacy will be new alongside the Sonata, we haven’t yet driven it, but snow-staters know its all-wheel-drive traction well.

The Kia Optima is related to the Sonata, we expect a new version of that car soon.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan steps out like Joe Jackson among cut-and-paste shapes from the past.
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The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.
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The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings.
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The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
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The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
MSRP From    
N/AN/A$22,990$24,000$24,095
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AN/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
N/AN/AMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
N/AN/AS Automatic2.5 S SedanL Automatic (SE)
Drivetrain    
N/AN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/AN/A555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/AN/ASedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
N/AN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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