How Does 2019 Hyundai Sonata Compare to the Competition Here in Alcoa, TN?

The 2018 model year saw a welcome refresh on the celebrated mid-size sedan everyone knows and loves, but with more than a few enhancements mid-year, the new Hyundai Sonata is already reasserting itself as a top choice among eastern Tennesseans for 2019. In fact, it's already standing out from rivals from Mazda and Honda to Nissan and Toyota. See How it fares against them right here at Twin City Hyundai in Alcoa!

Hyundai Sonata vs Mazda6

  • Sonata has more engine choices, ranging from efficiency-minded to high-octane. There's a 2.4-liter four-cylinder capable of 185 horsepower, a 1.6-liter inline-four with twin-scroll turbocharging that puts out 178 horsepower, and a twin-scroll turbocharged 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 that delivers exceptional performance. Mazda6 only has two options, at 187- and 250-horsepower.
  • A choice of either six- or eight-speed auto transmissions appears, each offering SHIFTRONIC tech that adapts to your driving habits. There's also an available seven-speed EcoShift DCT, which dispenses with both a manual clutch and a torque converter to deliver seamless shifts you won't find many places elsewhere. Mazda6 offers only an automatic transmission.
  • You can get great fuel efficiency by EPA estimates in models like Sonata Eco -- up to 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg down the highway, and 31 mpg combined. Mazda6 is only capable of an estimated 26 mpg, 35 mpg, and 29 mpg respectively.
  • A blind-spot detector, an alert for rear cross-traffic, a lane change assist feature, and a rearview camera come standard in the Sonata base. Mazda6 offers its own blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a rearview camera, and a smart city brake support feature standard in its Sport base.
  • Sonata driver-assist options include automatic emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, smart cruise control with start-and-stop, and a rear sensor system for parking. Mazda6 makes available a 360-degree View Monitor, front and rear parking sensors, advanced smart city brake support, collision and lane departure warnings, lane keep Assist, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go.
  • With an interior offering 106.1 cubic feet of space for passengers and a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk for luggage and essentials, Sonata is the roomier choice. Mazda6 offers only a respective 99.7 and 14.7 cubic feet.
  • Entertainment and connectivity options include a 7-inch display audio touchscreen, with an 8-inch variant that's navigation-equipped in upper trims, available 400-watt, 10-speaker Infinity premium audio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard for connecting smartphones, and available Qi wireless charging for compatible devices. Mazda6 only incorporates an 8-inch infotainment system, there's neither Apple nor Android support, and there's no wireless device charge capability.

Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

  • Sonata horsepower ranges from 178 in its most fuel-economical engine build through 185 to 245 in the car's twin-turbocharged high-performance model. Accord only has one engine option, and it's a turbocharged 192-horsepower I4.
  • Choose between adaptive six- or eight-speed auto transmissions or an optional seven-speed EcoShift DCT, which lets you avoid both fumbling for a clutch and the clunk of a torque converter and provides nearly seamless gear changes. Accord offers only a six-speed manual, CVT, or ten-speed auto, the first requiring more engagement and the second and third not nearly as smooth as a dual-clutch.
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy in models like Sonata Eco is up to 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. Accord is comparable, at 30 mpg, 38 mpg, and 33 mpg respectively.
  • Standard driver-assist features in Sonata include a blind-spot detector, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and a rearview camera. Options for driver assistance include automatic emergency braking, a pedestrian detector, a warning for lane departure, lane keep assist, a smart cruise control with a start-and-stop feature, and a rear sensor system for reverse and parking. Accord builds in comparable Honda Sensing technology.
  • The Sonata interior measures 106.1 cubic feet for passengers and it incorporates a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. Accord offers only 105.6, making Sonata the roomier option, and Accord's trunk is a comparable 16.7 cubic feet.
  • You'll find numerous entertainment and connectivity options standard and available throughout the Sonata line. They include 7-inch display audio infotainment, an 8-inch variant with navigation in upper trims, 400-watt Infinity premium audio with ten speakers, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard for smartphone interface, and available Qi wireless charging to keep compatible devices ready for the road. Accord builds in similarly equipped 7- or 8-inch infotainment systems, but Apple and Android phone support requires stepping up to a higher trim.

Hyundai Sonata vs Nissan Altima

  • Sonata offers more engine choices, ranging from a 2.4-liter I4 that puts out 185 horsepower and a 1.6-liter model that delivers 178 to a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 that shells a high-performance 245. Altima offers a less powerful 179-horsepower I4 at base and a 270-horsepower V6 at the top of the line.
  • Six- or eight-speed auto and seven-speed EcoShift DCT transmissions are available, the latter getting rid of both a clutch and a torque converter to shifts you'll be hard-pressed to feel. Altima offers only a CVT.
  • Sonata Eco offers great fuel economy by EPA estimates, up to 28 mpg in cities, 37 mpg down highways, and 31 combined mpg. Altima gets only an estimated 27 mpg, 38 mpg, and 31 mpg respectively.
  • Sonata offers standard driver-assist features like blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alerts, lane change assist, and a rearview camera, while its options include automatic emergency brakes, a pedestrian detector, lane keep assist and departure warning, smart cruise control with an efficiency-oriented start-and-stop feature, and the reverse and parking help of a rear sensor system. Altima features standard intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a standard rearview monitor, and offers intelligent cruise control, blind-spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert only optionally.
  • 106.1 cubic feet of passenger space and a trunk measuring 16.3 cubic feet make Sonata is the more spacious choice. Altima has only up to a 101.9-cubic-foot cabin and a 15.4-cubic-foot trunk.
  • There's plenty in Sonata to keep you entertained and connected on the go. Standard and available options include 7- and 8-inch touch-screen display audio infotainment systems, available navigation, Infinity premium audio, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for connecting a smartphone, and optional wireless device charging for Qi-compatible electronics. Altima only offers 5- and 7-inch infotainment and Apple and Android support are only available at the midrange.

Hyundai Sonata vs Toyota Camry

  • Sonata offers three engines: a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder at base, a 178-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline-four with twin-scroll turbocharging in high-efficiency builds, and a super-sporty 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4, twin-scroll turbocharged likewise. Camry offers four, ranging from a base 184 horsepower to a thirsty V6 with 301.
  • Choose from either six- or eight-speed auto transmissions or, if you're looking for some of the smoothest gear changes around, an available seven-speed EcoShift DCT. Camry only pairs its engines with an eight-speed automatic.
  • Sonata Eco achieves up to 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates. Camry makes possible 29 mpg, 41 mpg, and 34 mpg respectively.
  • Standard Sonata driver-assist technologies include blind-spot detection, a rear cross-traffic alert system, lane change assist, and a rearview camera. Available options range from automatic emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, and a lane departure warning to lane keep assist, smart cruise control, high-efficiency start-and-stop ability, and a rear parking and reversing sensor system. Camry incorporates a comparable Toyota Safety Sense P system.
  • Sonata is the more spacious choice for both passengers and cargo, with a cabin measuring 106.1 cubic feet and a trunk weighing in at 16.3. Camry only spreads out as far as 100.4 cubic feet, and its trunk's only 15.1.
  • A 7-inch display audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes standard for entertainment control and smartphone connectivity, while an 8-inch variant with navigation is available in upper trims. There's also an optional 400-watt, 10-speaker Infinity premium audio system to take your road mixes to the next level, not to mention that Qi wireless charging is available for compatible devices. Camry offers four similar Entune infotainment options with 7- and 8-inch screens, but offers Apple CarPlay only.


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