Head to Head: 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Honda Accord

Hyundai Sonata, midsize cars
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The Winner Is:

2016 Hyundai Sonata

The 2016 Honda Accord racks up key wins in the fuel efficiency and performance categories, but the 2016 Hyundai Sonata’s fuel economy is very close to the Accord’s, and anyone who’s that concerned about fuel economy also has the option of the Sonata Eco model.

Setting the Accord’s compelling performance reviews aside for a moment, the Hyundai Sonata is a better buy for most consumers. In terms of practicality, the Sonata is marginally less expensive than the Accord, it’s safer, it has a slightly larger trunk, and it comes with a much better warranty. Comfort and technology are less practical concerns, but still very important, and the Hyundai Sonata has a clear edge in those areas, too.

But, like our rankings show, the Honda Accord is nearly as good as the Hyundai Sonata, and some buyers may prefer it. When four midsize sedans tie as best-in-class options, that’s a good thing for consumers. Whether you’re interested in a Sonata, an Accord, or any other car in our rankings, make sure you’re ready to negotiate, with the newest car finance and lease deals and our Best Price Program.

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