Compare Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord



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How Does the 2019 Hyundai Sonata Compare to the Honda Accord?

Sedans have always stood among the most popular cars on the American road, and for good reason too. A good sedan can take you further while also keeping you comfortable and safe at the same time.

For many drivers in Keizer and Woodburn, mid-sized sedans represent the ideal for the segment. Not too big or too small and often packing plenty of power under the hood, models the 2019 Hyundai Sonata strike a hard-to-reach balance that's understandably attractive.

The Hyundai Sonata isn't alone in offering these qualities though. When you're considering everything it has to offer, it only makes sense to look at competitors like the Honda Accord at the same time.

How do these new models compare? Which ones offer more? Which is the right option for you?


  • The Honda Accord is no slouch when it comes to performance. Its trio of engine options can dish out solid performance figures. It also offers optional all-wheel drive, something not available on the Hyundai Sonata.
  • The Hyundai Sonata offers four different engine options compared to the Honda Accord's three. In terms of raw performance, these peak with a 245 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that's also capable of 260 pounds-feet of torque. That's largely on par with the best of the Accord.
  • If you're hunting for a hybrid, the Sonata has the edge on the Accord in a big way. While the Accord's hybrid powertrain can get a bit more gas per mile, the Sonata's plug-in hybrid engine can 27 miles on its battery alone. The Accord doesn't offer any option like it, instead only utilizing its battery to stretch out its fuel economy. If you're looking to save at the pump, the Sonata is the way to go.

Features and Technology

  • While the 2019 Honda Accord offers some impressive standard options, especially in the safety department, the Hyundai Sonata offers more in several ways. Its standard entertainment suite, for instance, comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two of the most coveted media apps on the market. You have to upgrade to a higher-tier trim to get that with the Accord.
  • The 2019 Honda Accord has a lot of great feature options available. The problem is that to gain access to most of them, you have to upgrade to higher-level trims. Some of the Sonata's features are tied to different trim models, but many of them are also available in optional packages. It doesn't matter if you drive home in the base model or one of the Sonata's higher-level trims, you can customize it with feature packages that feel valuable to you.


  • One area where the 2019 Accord has a bit of an advantage over the Hyundai Sonata is safety. The Accord's safety suite offers several valuable active technology options as standard features.
  • The 2019 Accord might offer more standard safety options, but the Hyundai Sonata is no slouch in that department. Its various packages can add in active technology including blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, smart cruise control, and lane-keep assist. With the right package, the Sonata can provide all the tools you need to avoid accidents before they ever happen.

    Which New Car is Right for Me?

    The Honda Accord is a great car, but its perks don't trump the value and flexibility that the Hyundai Sonata brings to the table. With a lower starting price and a spread of impressive features and performance options, the Sonata has everything you need to enjoy the robust driving experience you deserve.

    To learn more about the 2019 Hyundai Sonata and everything it brings to the table, get in touch with Withnell Hyundai. Our dealership in Salem, OR serves drivers from Keizer, Woodburn, and more. We'd love the opportunity to tell you more about the new Sonata, and to help you find the right new model for you.