2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Head to Head

2020 Hyundai Elantra passenger side view, 2020 Hyundai Sonata driver side view
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Elantra vs. Sonata: Worth the Upgrade?

Due to the popularity of crossovers and SUVs, Hyundai's cars may tend to get overlooked. The automaker offers the compact Elantra, which comes as a sedan or hatchback, and the midsize Sonata. Both are excellent vehicles in many ways, so it’s not easy to decide which is best for you.

Both Hyundais feature fantastic predicted reliability ratings and industry-leading warranties. They each provide a comfortable ride and good fuel economy, but neither is going to win many races or wow you with its handling.

The Hyundai Elantra sedan was completely redesigned for the 2017 model year. The Elantra GT hatchback was redesigned for 2018. Hyundai also refreshed the car in 2019 and updated it again for 2020. It comes with a decent assortment of standard features and a long list of up-to-date options. 

The Hyundai Sonata was fully redesigned for the 2020 model year. It looks new inside and out and comes with a healthy assortment of advanced driver assistance systems. New niceties are also available, such as a 10.25-inch touch screen.

On the following pages, we use the data and scores in our new car reviews and rankings to compare the Elantra and Sonata in the categories that matter most to car shoppers. This way, you can use the information to make a more confident buying decision. 

Our scores can change periodically as new data and expert research become available. For this reason, the scores and category winners in this article may not match up with what you see in the individual vehicle reviews.

Continue reading to learn which 2020 Hyundai car is best for you.

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