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2020 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura
ILX

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New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$25,900 to $31,780
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$23,600 to $33,850
Invoice* $24,617 to $30,187 $22,670 to $32,172
MPG - City 24 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 33 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Sonata than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Sonata.

Handling
The Acura ILX has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Hyundai Sonata. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura ILX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.