Hyundai Elantra vs Sonata


white elantra driving over a city bridgeHyundai has proven to drivers in the Downey, Anaheim, and Garden Grove areas that they supply some of the most advanced sedans around. These vehicles not only work perfectly with your lifestyle, but they will make your commutes exciting again.

However, how do you know which Hyundai sedan is right for your needs when there are so many great options available? Well, worry not because Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos is here to help. In our Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison, you’ll see what each vehicle has to offer and choose the one that will work better for you.

Elantra vs Sonata – Performance

Although the performance in each of these Hyundai sedans is similar, there are some differences that may help in your decision making. Under the hood of the Elantra, you’ll find the 2.0L 4-cylinder inline engine. This receives 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, which makes city driving a breeze. This can also be paired with your choice of the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® technology.

In the Hyundai Sonata, you will find a 2.4L 4-cylinder inline engine. This supplies 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque for a more robust performance. This vehicle also comes standard with the 6-speed transmission again with SHIFTRONIC® with no manual option available.

Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Sonata – Fuel Economy

blue sonata driving down a streetNo matter which vehicle you choose, your trips to the gas station are going to lessen. However, because of the differences in engines and powertrains, these two models have somewhat varying fuel economy.

Standardly in the Sonata, you will receive an estimated fuel efficiency of 26 city/35 highway/29 combined MPG*, which is the highest out of all of the trims.

On the other hand, in the Hyundai Elantra, you will receive an estimated fuel economy of up to 29 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.** This is when the standard Elantra trim is paired with the automatic transmission.

Also notable is the variance in fuel tanks. Though the Elantra has the higher gas mileage, its fuel tank capacity is 14 gallons, which is less than the Sonata’s, coming in at 18.5 gallons.

Hyundai Innovative Technology

When it comes to the standard trims of the Elantra vs. Sonata, the technology hits it out of the park. In the Elantra, you will find convenient features like remote keyless entry, Bluetooth® capability for making phone calls and streaming music, and a 5-inch color touchscreen on your dashboard. An audio system with six speakers is also included.

Although the Bluetooth® technology, as well as the six-speaker audio system, is found in the Hyundai Sonata, there is no remote keyless entry standardly. However, the 5-inch screen is updated to a 7-inch one and you’ll also find the inclusion of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Sonata – Which Will You Choose?

Want to learn more about each sedan? Check out the Hyundai Sonata Review or the Hyundai Elantra Review !

Although the pros at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos think both sedans are great, the decision is yours to make. And what better way to see which one is right for you then to get behind the wheel for yourself? To schedule a test drive in the Downey, Anaheim, and Garden Grove areas, contact us today!

  • 2019 Sonata SE: 26 City/35 Hwy/29 Combined. 2019 Sonata Sport/Limited: 25 City/35 Hwy/28 Combined. 2019 Sonata Limited 2.0T: 23 City/32 Hwy/26 Combined. 2019 Sonata Eco: 28 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

** *EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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