2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Worth the Upgrade?

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2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra 

The completely redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra lands at No. 7 out of 24 compact cars in our rankings. It is tied with the 2016 Ford Focus with an overall score of 8.4 out of 10.

Despite the Elantra’s ranking, its score is not far off from the top-ranked 2016 Honda Civic, due to the highly competitive nature of the segment. The Elantra’s redesign brings a new turbocharged Eco model that boasts exceptional fuel economy. Based on the reviews and data that drives our analysis, the Elantra may be a top choice for those seeking comfort and features at a competitive price.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is essentially unchanged from the 2016 model. It ranks No. 2 out of 19 midsize cars, narrowly behind the top ranked 2016 Toyota Camry. With an overall score of 8.7 out of 10 and a whopping 9.1 from the critics, it is a solid choice.

The Sonata provides a great deal of value for your money. Since its last full redesign in 2011, the Sonata has continued to improve in our scoring and rankings. It has also been a finalist and a winner in both Best Midsize Cars for Families and Best Midsize Cars for the Money.

Read on to see if the Elantra or the Sonata are a good fit for you.

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