Comparison: 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata Friendly Honda

Comparison: 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata Friendly Honda

Families in Poughkeepsie, New York who are looking for a reliable, comfortable, and easy to drive sedan have a few options to choose from. Two of the vehicles in the midsize sedan segment really set themselves apart from the crowd, and, both of them happen to be redesigned for 2018. Read on to learn about the key differences between the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata to discover which vehicle is right for you and your family.

Performance

Honda Accord

Honda eliminated the V6 engine option with the 2018 redesign of the Accord, but there are still several engines to choose from. Starting levels come with the 1.5-liter 192-horsepower turbo engine and packs plenty of power for daily driving through the hills of upstate New York. You also have the option to upgrade to the turbo-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 252-horsepower. Lastly, there’s the hybrid option that is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine along with 2 electric motors. The Hybrid powerplant generates total system horsepower of 212.

One thing is for sure, no matter which engine you choose, the 2018 Honda Accord will be fun to drive no matter which engine you choose.

Hyundai Sonata

As for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the reviews of engine performance aren’t quite as glowing. Neither of the two engine options gives drivers the pep they’re looking for. The base engine delivers 185-horsepower but receives lukewarm reviews. If you up your engine to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, you’ll still be missing the energetic feel that you’re looking for with a turbocharged engine.

Comfort & Convenience

Honda Accord

The 2018 Honda Accord offers Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, Siri Eyes Free and dual-zone automatic climate control. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available on the 2018 Accord.

There is also plenty of space in the Accord- both for passengers and for cargo. There's even plenty of room for your taller friends in the backseat with plenty of leg and headroom. The trunk of the Accord measures 16.7 cubic feet which is large enough for almost anything you would want to haul all over town. Whether you’re going to the beach, to the golf course, or the airport, you will have plenty of room in your Accord for all of your cargo.

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata also has impressive trunk space, measuring at 16.3 cubic feet. Another perk of the Sonata is their hands-free power trunk feature which comes standard if you upgrade to the SEL and higher trims.

The interior of the Sonata is roomy and utilizes top-quality materials to give passengers comfort even if they’re in the back seat. Your tall friends won’t have quite as much room in the back seat as they would have in the Accord so that might be something to consider if you plan on having 4 or 5 adults in your vehicle frequently.

As far as tech features go on the Sonata, there really aren’t too many to talk about here. Sure, the Sonata offers Bluetooth connectivity and provides a single USB port. And, you’ll have to upgrade to the highest trim to get dual-zone automatic climate control.

All-in-all, both of these vehicles, are great options in the midsize sedan segment, but the Accord outshines the Sonata in almost every category. If you’re in the market for a midsize sedan, give us a call at Friendly Honda to schedule your test drive and learn first-hand why everyone is talking about the full redesigned 2018 Honda Accord.

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