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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$19,150 to $24,000
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$23,600 to $33,500
Invoice* $18,511 to $22,974 $22,716 to $31,737
MPG - City 26 - 33 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 36 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**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 Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Sonata, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Hyundai Elantra 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. The Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata.