2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Match Up Two Popular Midsize Sedans Before You Buy In This Comparison of the Accord vs Sonata

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata 

Though we also work to make the car buying experience as easy as possible for our guests, nobody ever said choosing your next new car would necessarily be all that easy. In fact, the back and forth from one vehicle to the next is what can really rack up the hours and make the whole experience stressful. We don’t want you to have a stressful experience, which is why we like to do the research for you and compare top models in multiple vehicle segments. Here, we’re focusing on the midsize sedan segment, matching up the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. 

For this comparison, we are looking at the top trim levels for each model: the Touring 2.0T for the Accord and the Limited 2.0T for the Sonata. As you can maybe tell from the names, both of these models come with a turbocharged engine, but you’re going to get more horsepower and torque out of the Accord’s turbo power plant. Moreover, the According Touring 2.0T comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the Sonata’s 8-speed, the additional gears on the Accord’s 10-speed transmission provide more options for the vehicle to operate with optimal performance, meaning it is easier for the vehicle to get you the power you need when you need it. 

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2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T


2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T

252 hp, 273 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 245 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque
40.4 inches Rear Seat Legroom 35.6 inches
Standard Remote Starting System Not available
10-speed auto Transmission 8-speed auto

Differences Between the 2018 Accord and 2018 Sonata 

2018 Honda Accord Touring dashboard and steering wheelInside, the benefits of choosing the Honda Accord continue. For one, it has superior rear seat legroom with an impressive 40.4 inches. That is going to be important for families with kids who will only continue to grow, as well as for those who often have adult passengers, whether it be coworkers, friends or anyone else.  

Plus, the Accord distinguishes itself with one feature that may be a deal-breaker for many drivers. It has a remote starting system. These days, remote start may seem like basic technology that just about every vehicle should have at this point, but it doesn’t seem Hyundai thought that way. Such a feature is not available on the 2018 Sonata Limited 2.0T, but it does come standard on the Accord Touring 2.0T. 

Learn more about the Honda Accord 

There are many more details and features we could share with you, but to learn more, you’ll simply have to contact us at Hilton Head Honda or schedule a test drive. Either way, it seems clear that when comparing the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, Honda’s midsize sedan option was built to impress.