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2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Drivers checking out the top of the midsize sedan segment are soon going to find themselves comparing 2021 Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata. Both deliver a fantastic blend of space, performance, and top-tier technology, but the Honda Accord still edges ahead. Simply read on to compare them on:

  • Power Specs
  • MPG Ratings
  • Features

Accord vs. Sonata: Power Specs

Engine options for the 2021 Honda Accord include:

  • 1.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque

Engine options for the 2021 Hyundai Sonata include:

  • 2.5L Inline-4: Makes up to 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.6L Turbo-4: Makes up to 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Hyundai Sonata makes a little less than the Honda Accord in base configurations, and anyone looking for truly athletic performance is going to be let down by the Sonata’s available engine after test driving a 2.0L Honda Accord.

Accord vs. Sonata: MPG Ratings

The new Honda Accord offers a choice between forward-thinking CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and 10-Speed Automatic Transmission, whereas the 2021 Hyundai Sonata fits the same less impressive 8-Speed Automatic Transmission across all trims.

That might be why peak efficiency scores in the Accord outpace the Sonata:

  • Peak Accord Efficiency: Up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Honda Accord LX CVT*.
  • Peak Sonata Efficiency: Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Hyundai Sonata SE 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.

Accord vs. Sonata: Features

Compare features and you’ll find the Honda Accord offers amenities unavailable with any Sonata that cover everything from comfort to connectivity to safety. Just a few features only available with the Accord include:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot Capability
  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support

Experience the Honda Accord for Yourself by Visiting Ocean Honda of North Hollywood Today

The best way to understand what sets the Honda Accord apart is by visiting our North Hollywood showroom to arrange a test drive. For any further advice or assistance in the meantime, feel free to contact us today.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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