2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata
Goshen and Monroe drivers often view the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata as well-matched, but closer inspection demonstrates that this is not the case. The devil is in the details, and the details show that the Accord edges ahead of the Sonata across every possible measure, from safety to performance.
Powertrains and MPG
- 2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine: LX, EX, and EX-L models produce 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque while making up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
- Sport Models: Combine the 2.4L four-cylinder with a less restrictive dual exhaust system and you get an output of 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. With a CVT, you’ll get 26 in the city and 34 on the highway.*
- 3.5L V6: The available V6 engine produces up to 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Independent testing from Edmunds.com clocked it going from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata also has a pretty strong range of powertrain options, but they always fall just a little bit short of the standards set by the 2017 Honda Accord.
Entry-level models receive a less potent 2.4L four-cylinder capable of 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, but mileage peaks at 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. You’ll have to shell out more for an Eco model if you want efficiency scores to match the Accord’s standard engine, and that means accepting a marked drop in horsepower.
But the Sonata will really fall flat for anyone looking for V6 performance since there is no six-cylinder option, just a 2.0L four-cylinder rated at 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It made a poor showing by getting from zero to 60 in a comparatively lengthy 8.3 seconds in testing performed by Edmunds.
Comfort and Convenience Features
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: The Sonata also equips a rearview camera as standard, but it looks pretty basic next to the Accord, which offers three separate viewing modes and integrated guidelines for easy reversing.
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors: While the Sonata only allows parking sensors in the rear, the Accord can also place them in your front bumper. If you like to glide easily in and out of parking spaces and maneuver with confidence, the choice between them should be obvious.
- SMS Texting Function: Honda understands that, for the modern driver, staying in touch means more than being able to make and take calls. That’s why the Accord comes with a handy standard SMS service that can read incoming messages aloud.
But the 2017 Accord doesn’t just offer stronger crash ratings than the 2017 Sonata. You’ll also be able to drive assured, knowing that plenty of protection technologies that aren’t available with the Hyundai are at your disposal, including:
- Honda LaneWatch
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is Simply Outpaced by the 2017 Honda Accord
The 2017 Honda Accord doesn’t dominate the Sonata in quite the same way it outclasses several other competitors, but it still edges ahead in every way that counts. To find out more, simply pick up the phone and contact Middletown Honda.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).