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

Honda Accord, midsize cars
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The Basics

The Hyundai Sonata and the Honda Accord are five-passenger, front-wheel-drive midsize sedans. They’re within a couple inches of each other in length and width, and similar in weight.

The Hyundai Sonata was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. It is currently in its seventh generation, although it wasn’t exported to North America until its second generation. The Honda Accord was last redesigned in 2013 and gets exterior styling updates this year. The Accord was introduced in 1976 and is in its ninth generation. The Accord bears the distinction of being the first car from a Japanese manufacturer to be manufactured in the United States.

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