2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Looking at the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will help car shoppers learn more about these two midsize sedans. Each of these cars will offer multiple engine options and multiple trim levels.

The 2018 Honda Accord will be available in six trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring. Hyundai will be offering the 2018 Sonata in five trim levels. Each Honda Accord trim level offers a different collection of standard and available features.

Highlights from the list of features available on the Accord include: 4G LTE Wi-Fi, LED headlights and LED fog lights, Display Audio touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems. Honda Sensing includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition.

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2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Hyundai Sonata
2 Engine Options 3
192 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 185 horsepower, 178 pound-feet of torque
252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque Best Engine Performance 245 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque
30 city/38 highway/33 combined* Base Engine Fuel Economy 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg

2018 Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata Engine Options and Performance

The 2018 Accord and 2018 Sonata both offer multiple engine options. Both cars go with engine lineups made up of exclusively four-cylinder engines. Two engine options will be offered on the 2018 Accord, while three engine options will be available on the 2018 Sonata.

Standard equipment on the 2018 Accord will include a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Base Sonata models will be powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The Honda engine produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the Hyundai engine is rated at 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

When equipped with these base engines, the 2018 Honda Accord will earn fuel economy ratings estimated at 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highways, for 33 miles per gallon combined.* The 2018 Sonata base engine earns up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highways for 29 miles per gallon combined.

In addition to the base engine option, the 2018 Accord can be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2018 Sonata also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers on the Honda 2.0-liter engine check in at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the Hyundai engine is rated at 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

*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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