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Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata

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Drivers throughout Centennial, Aurora, and Denver looking for a reliable midsize sedan usually want lots of features and a fuel-efficient performance. Two vehicles that embody these characteristics are the Accord and the Sonata. But which one is right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Mile High Honda created this 2018 Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata vehicle comparison. We’ll go over the similarities and differences between each vehicle, so that you can make an informed decision. Read about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Interior Amenities

Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata

The Accord and Sonata offer features to help keep everyone on board nice and comfortable. Both come standard with cloth seats and have available leather-trimmed seating. And while they both have optional heated and ventilated front seats, the Accord also offers heated rear heats, so every passenger can be cozy on colder days.

To get in that perfect seating position behind the wheel, the Honda Accord has an available 12-way power adjustment driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. The Hyundai Sonata, meanwhile, has an available 10-way power driver’s seat.

Additionally, the Accord comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control. This system allows the driver and front-seat passenger to each choose their preferred temperature settings, so no one has to stay too hot or too cold.

The Sonata also has dual-zone climate control, but it doesn’t come standard.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

Each sedan has plenty of high-tech features to help stay connected and entertained. They both come standard with Bluetooth® capability to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls. And they both offer SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news, and more.

The Honda Accord also has an available Head-Up Display. This lets you see important info right in your line of vision, including turn-by-turn directions, speed, and incoming calls. The Hyundai Sonata, unfortunately, doesn’t offer this feature in any of its trim levels.

The Accord, additionally, offers mobile hotspot capability, so you can stay connected to the internet, no matter where you travel.

The Sonata, unfortunately, doesn’t offer this high-tech feature.

Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata

Performance Specs

The 2018 Honda Accord comes standard with a 1.5L 4-cylinder that puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. It also has an available 2.0L 4-cylinder that delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the most powerful engine in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, a 2.0L 4-cylinder, only puts out 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Accord also has three transmission options for a smooth and efficient driving performance: 6-speed manual, 10-speed automatic, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). With the CVT, the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG.*

Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata

Although the Sonata is a very fuel-efficient sedan, it can only achieve up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.

Which Sedan Is Right for You?

The Hyundai Sonata is an impressive midsize sedan. However, the Honda Accord may be right for you, since it has more available features, plus a more powerful and fuel-efficient performance. But to help determine if it’ll satisfy your driving needs around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, you’ll need to check it out in person.

If you want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Accord, then schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today!


*Based on 2018 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.

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