2015 Honda Accord vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata
There may be no vehicle category more competitive than that of compact sedans. Due to the popularity of the segment, nearly every automaker puts its best foot forward in this class, creating a lot of strong competition. That means there are a multitude of quality options for prospective buyers, which is excellent, despite creating a few challenges.
With so many reputable options, it becomes difficult to determine what sets one model apart from the next. To make those differences clear, at least between two top models, well compare the 2015 Honda Accord vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata. To make that comparison even, well take a look at the Honda Accord LX and Hyundai Sonata GLE, which are the base models of each sedan and start at nearly identical price points.
Both the 2015 Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata are equipped with 2.4-litre four-cylinder engines, and coincidentally, both generate 185 horsepower. Torque ratings are incredibly similar as well, with the Accord sedan offering 181 pound-feet and the Sonata offering 178. In its base configuration, the 2015 Honda Accord utilizes a 6-speed manual transmission, however a continuously variable transmission (CVT) option is available. The Sonata, on the other hand, comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles are only available with front-wheel drive.
Comparing Accord vs. Sonata Efficiency
With nearly equal power ratings, well turn to efficiency to see which model has the edge in terms of key performance specs. With the CVT option, the 2015 Honda Accord offers 7.8 combined L/100 km whereas the base Sonata with the automatic transmission returns 8.4 L/100 km, which over time, can make a big difference when it comes to cost of ownership.
When discussing standard and available equipment, few midsize sedans in this price range can compete with the offerings within the 2015 Honda Accord. Standard features include a rearview camera, heated front seats, Honda HandsFreeLink Bluetooth connectivity, Eco Assist, and an 8-inch i-Mid display, among others. The upscale design of the cabin and the number of niceties available make the 2015 Honda Accord one of the best options in its class.
Drive the 2015 Honda Accord in Edmonton AB at Wheaton Honda and get a feel for how the sporty sedan takes the top spot in its highly competitive category.