2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Sonata has fewer rivals but more intense competition among family four-doors.

Some comes from the new Kia K5, the handsome and snappy sedan that shares all but its look with the Sonata.

The Volkswagen Passat enters its final year with very conservative, traditional styling and a straightforward interior that verges on stark—and probably the most spacious back seat in this class.

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.

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

The Camry, K5, and Altima now distinguish themselves further with available all-wheel drive.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid2021 Honda Accord
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2021 Toyota Camry2021 Toyota Camry
Quick Specs
The 2022 Hyundai Sonata revives the family-sedan formula with excellent warranty coverage and safety, and with the Limited’s luxury threads.
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up.
The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity.
The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
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23 MPG City / 54 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
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SE 2.5L *Ltd Avail*LX 1.5T CVTLX Automatic FWD2.5 S SedanLE Automatic (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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