Head to Head: 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord - AutoNation Drive
While the Honda Accord may be one of the leading mid-size sedans on the market, it is starting to face some serious competition. With new additions like the Mazda6, Kia Optima, and others, things are heating up for the Honda Accord. More than any other car, the Honda Accord is facing some serious competition from the Hyundai Sonata, which is starting to become one of the top contenders in the mid-size sedan segment.
With that in mind, we decide to see how the 2017 Hyundai Sonata stacks up to the 2017 Honda Accord. Let’s take a look.
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord Exterior Comparison
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has grown over the past couple of generations. The mid-size sedan has really grown into its own with a sporty and well-rounded exterior design. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata sits on a wheelbase that measures 110.4 inches with an overall length of 191.1 inches. The overall width comes in at 73.4 inches while the overall height comes in at 58.1 inches.
The 2017 Honda Accord has really moved on from its tame and neutral design to a sportier and sleek looking sedan that you’ll actually be proud to own. With a newly designed front and rear end, the 2017 Honda Accord looks more stylish than ever before. The Honda Accord sits on a wheelbase that measures 109.3 inches with an overall length of 192.5 inches. The width of the 2017 Honda Accord comes in at 72.8 inches and the height comes in at 57.7 inches.
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord Interior Comparison
Like the exterior, the interior of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is elegant and simple. Everything is within arms reach and all the surfaces and buttons are built with high-quality materials. Space-wise, front legroom for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes in at 45.5 inches and the rear legroom comes in at 35.6 inches.
The interior of the 2017 Honda Accord also received quite an upgrade – just like the exterior. With a more exciting and fun interior cabin, the Honda Accord is now one of the most impressive in terms of quality, comfort, and design. On the measurements side, the 2017 Honda Accord offers 42.5 inches of front legroom and 38.5 inches of rear legroom.
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord Performance Comparison
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2017 Honda Accord come with a range of engine offerings.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata kicks off the engine choices with a 185 horsepower 2.4-liter four cylinder engine all the way up to a 245 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. The four-cylinder powered Sonata offers impressive gas mileage.
The 2017 Honda Accord starts with a standard 185 horsepower 2.4-liter four cylinder engine and ranges to a 278 horsepower 3.5 liter V6. Fuel economy-wise, the four-cylinder powered Honda Accord averages an impressive gas mileage as well.
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord Features Comparison
The base 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a bunch of features including Bluetooth, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming connectivity, AUX/USB ports, HD Radio, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen display that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The 2017 Honda Accord comes standard with USB/AUX ports, an 8-inch high-resolution WVGA display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming capability, Pandora connectivity, a rearview camera, and much more.
2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord Overall Comparison
At the end of the day, it’s really up to you which mid-size sedan you want to park in your driveway. In our opinion, both models have strong factors in their own right and both offer a lot of bang for your buck. Visit your local AutoNation dealer to test drive the 2017 Hyundai Sonata or the 2017 Honda Accord today.