Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
At a Glance: Accord vs. Sonata
Honda Accord

When it comes to choosing the right daily driver for life all around Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston SC, two top vehicles come to mind: the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata.

Which sporty sedan is the right fit for your garage? To find out, the team at Hilton Head Honda has compiled the following Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison. Discover which one offers more engine power, technology, and space by reading the sections below.



5 | 5
Accord vs Sonata


12.3" | 10.25"
Accord vs Sonata


40.8" | 34.8"
Accord vs Sonata
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Honda Accord compares to the Hyundai Sonata.
Honda Accord

When you’re traveling all over town, the engine works hard to keep your car running. Whether you’re sticking close to home or going on a road trip, the power under the hood is important, as is the fuel economy.

Which Has More Torque?

In order to answer this question, we’ll have to take a look under their respective hoods.

Up first is the Sonata. On standard trims, this sedan packs a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Rather impressive, right? That is, until you look under the hood of the Honda Accord and realize its standard 4-cylinder turbocharged engine delivers 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Which Is More Efficient?

Horsepower and torque aren’t the only benefits of the Accord, either. In fact, the Honda sedan also offers more fuel efficiency for those long drives to the office. We’re talking an EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway MPG rating on the LX trim of the Accord.* On the other hand, the Sonata boasts an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG rating.

After a closer look, both the Honda and the Hyundai will be great fuel-sipping companions, especially with the help of their 14.8-gallon fuel tanks!

Honda Accord

From carpooling to grocery shopping, your sedan is made to transport all sorts of things. Whether you’re driving the kids to school or picking up supplies for an upcoming party, you’ll want the vehicle with the most room.

Which Is More Spacious?

We’re giving the most spacious award to the Honda Accord. Why? Well, because this ride is full of room, particularly in the second row, and who doesn’t like room for their crew?

Take rear legroom, for example. The Accord’s 40.8 inches of rear legroom completely outshines the Sonata’s 34.8 inches of rear legroom. The rear shoulder room and rear hip room are larger in the Accord as well, with 56.5 inches and 55.4 inches, respectively. Sonata guests may feel a bit more cramped with only 56.1 inches of rear shoulder room and 54.4 inches of rear hip room.

Which Can Carry More Cargo?

What if you want to bring along more than passengers? Maybe you plan on doing some shopping at your local mall or need lots of space for your farmer’s market stand?

In those cases, we’d still recommend going with the Honda Accord. Its 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume trumps Hyundai Sonata’s 16 cubic feet of trunk space.

Honda Accord

After you sit down and buckle your seat belt, the first thing you might do is turn on some music. After all, the perfect soundtrack can enhance your ride. We’re here to find out which of these sedans has the best technology features to connect your phone and have a blast.

Which Has More Standard Tech?

It’s important to stay connected while on the roadways. Luckily, the Honda Accord has the infotainment and technological systems to help. It all starts up front, where you’ll notice a standard 7-inch color touchscreen and a 10.25-inch Driver Information Interface Screen. If you opt for a hybrid Accord, you’ll have a standard 12.3-inch display!

While the Sonata comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen display, its upgrade is only 10.25 inches.

Which Has Better Connectivity?

Both the Accord and the Sonata come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. This makes it extremely easy to send and receive text messages or jam out to your favorite tunes.

However, only the Accord offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on multiple trims. So, anyone in the Accord’s cabin can connect to the infotainment system without the hassle of a cord!

Test Drive the Winner
Honda Accord

Now that you’ve seen how the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata stack up, it’s time to take a test drive in your favorite.

If, like us, you’ve fallen in love with the power, space, and tech of the Honda Accord, why not stop by Hilton Head Honda near Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC today? We look forward to working with you!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Accord for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

* 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX. 51 city/44 highway/48 combined mpg rating for EX-L Hybrid. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined mpg rating for Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-package/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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