2020 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

See Details & Photos
New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$20,000 to $27,850
Get Your Price
$23,600 to $33,850
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $22,670 to $32,172
MPG - City 25 - 32 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 37 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over 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. In this case, the Honda Civic will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Hyundai Sonata, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Sonata. The Honda Civic has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.