2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Hyundai Elantra: Worth the Upgrade?

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata
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Sonata vs. Elantra: May the Best Hyundai Win

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra and 2018 Hyundai Sonata are two of the higher-rated vehicles in our rankings of compact cars and midsize cars, respectively. The Elantra received a complete redesign for 2017 and is largely carryover for 2018. The Sonata received a refresh for 2018, with an updated exterior design.

New for 2018 is a redesigned Elantra GT hatchback, which features significantly more cargo room than its sedan sibling, plus a more potent base engine. Both the Elantra and Sonata feature one of the best warranties available in the industry, helping to lower their total cost of ownership over the long haul.

Which one should you buy? On the following slides, we’ll use scores from U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of new cars to show you which model excels in the categories that are important to buyers. Note that our scores are regularly updated as new data becomes available, so check with each model's new car review for the latest information.