2020 Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata
Getting around Doral, Hialeah, and Miami is much easier and more fun when you’re behind the wheel of a high-quality midsize sedan, such as the 2020 Honda Accord or the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. These two exciting midsize models offer outstanding features that you’re sure to love, including thrilling performance and useful technology.
In this comparison, we at Braman Honda will show you how these two models stack up against each other, so you can decide which midsize sedan you should take for a drive in the Florida sunshine. Read on to see what the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata have to offer when it comes to performance, comfort, technology, and more!
2020 Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata: Engine Performance
Engine performance is an important factor to consider when you’re investing in a new car. If you’re not quite certain whether the Accord or the Sonata is the right vehicle for you, take a look under their hoods to help with your decision.
The 2020 Honda Accord offers three different engine options, starting with a standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine offers a great balance between efficiency and power, but if you’re looking for a little more of either, one of this model’s available engine options will suit you just fine.
The Accord’s available hybrid engine is built for commuters. Travel back and forth to work—and everywhere in between—without having to stop for gas as frequently with its EPA-estimated 48 city/47 highway MPG.1 In addition, the Accord’s 2.0L turbocharged engine makes a whopping 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
The Sonata, on the other hand, offers just two engine options: one turbo and one not. Even with the turbo engine, you’ll top out at 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the best fuel economy you’ll get with this model is an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG.
Accord vs Sonata: Cabin Comfort & Convenience
Both the 2020 Honda Accord and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata offer spacious cabins with room for up to five passengers. However, there’s a big difference in how much space is doled out to each passenger in each model.
The Sonata offers an incredible 46.1 inches of legroom for the passengers in the front two seats, but it comes at the expense of the rear-seat passengers, who only get 34.8 inches of legroom. That’s almost an entire foot less legroom for those sitting in the back seat.
The Accord, on the other hand, prioritizes equality when it comes to space. This model offers 42.3 inches of front-seat legroom as well as 40.4 inches of rear-seat legroom. This balance is key for keeping all five passengers—not just the ones riding up front—comfortable and happy.
Additionally, the Accord offers better comfort options than the Sonata. For instance, with the Accord, you can opt for a 12-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control and front seats that can be heated and ventilated. With the Sonata, you’ll only get 8-way adjustability in the front seats.
Honda Accord vs Sonata: Technology Package
Whether you drive the 2020 Accord or the 2020 Sonata, you’ll enjoy a variety of useful technology features. For example, both of these vehicles offer infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ that enable you to control your favorite smartphone features, such as streaming music, easily.
The Accord and the Sonata also offer navigation systems, but only the satellite-linked system of the 2020 Honda Accord provides real-time traffic information. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ also comes with voice recognition technology—just enter an address or point of interest, and you can rest assured that it will get you there.
There are a few other extra features that only the Accord has to offer. One additional tech feature that you’ll only find in the Honda Accord is a Wi-Fi hotspot. With this mobile hotspot, you’ll always have an internet connection, giving you access to a world of information while you’re on a road trip.
The Honda Accord also offers a multi-angle rearview camera system that can’t be found with any of the Sonata’s trim levels. This system uses a series of exterior cameras to give you the best view possible of what’s behind your vehicle.
Which Vehicle Offers Standard Safety?
Everyone wants to know that their vehicle is safe. In both the Accord and the Sonata, you’ll have access to an array of intelligent safety systems. With the Sonata, for example, you’ll have the option of equipping your sedan with safety features, such as emergency braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and blind spot monitoring.
The advantage of driving the Accord is that your safety features will come standard. Honda Sensing® is now standard on all Accord models, meaning you’ll have access to the best safety features every time you go for a drive.
With Honda Sensing®, you’ll have similar safety systems as the Sonata, but you’ll be able to count on them no matter which trim level you choose. With this standard suite, you’ll get:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
- Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
These advanced features are able to monitor your surroundings as you drive and warn you of any potential collisions so you can avoid them. Driving with Honda means having comprehensive safety and total peace of mind.
Should I Get the Honda Accord or Hyundai Sonata?
While the Hyundai Sonata possesses many fine qualities, it’s clear that the 2020 Honda Accord is the better midsize sedan overall. This model goes above and beyond when it comes to keeping you and your passengers cool, calm, and connected no matter where you go. Now that you’ve had a taste of what the 2020 Honda Accord has to offer, it’s time to get behind the wheel.
Stop by Braman Honda in Miami today or contact us online so that you can learn more about the Honda Accord and schedule a test drive. With our dealership team on your side, you’ll easily find a Honda vehicle you’ll want to take home to Hialeah, Doral, or Miami!
1 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.