Compare the Hyundai Sonata to the Competition

Compare the Hyundai Sonata vs the Nissan Sentra for Your Old Saybrook, CT Commute

When you need to select a stylish sedan for your commute, nothing quite compares to the Hyundai Sonata from Old Saybrook Hyundai. The stunning Hyundai sedan boasts remarkable style and performance for your excursions. Many drivers in our community compare the Sonata to the Nissan Sentra due to their attractive exteriors and ample performance specifications. However, a more in-depth comparison reveals key differences between the two cars. Let's make a brief comparison between both models for your Groton and New London, CT commute.

Performance Comparison Between the Sonata and Sentra

When it comes to powering your New Haven adventures, the new Hyundai Sonata boasts several advantages over its Nissan sedan counterpart. The Sonata comes powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC I-4 engine at its base trim, and can generate 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the new Nissan Sentra comes powered by a 1.8-liter DOHC I-4 engine that generates 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque, a much less powerful standard engine. Moving up in trim levels, the Hyundai Sonata boasts a maximum of 245 horsepower with the Sonata Limited 2.0T configuration. The new Sentra only gets a maximum of 188 horsepower with the Sentra NISMO® trim level. If performance ranks high on your list of new vehicle priorities, the Hyundai Sonata is clearly the car to choose.

New Hyundai Sonata and New Nissan Sentra Size and Style

Enjoy more space and comfort in the Hyundai Sonata! In comparison with the Nissan Sentra, the Sonata comes with more interior cargo volume, passenger volume and front legroom than its competitor. Experience 45.5 inches of front legroom and 106 cubic feet of passenger volume in the new Sonata. The new Sentra only offers 42.5 inches of front legroom and 96 cubic feet of passenger volume. When you need to travel with passengers and packages, you can also enjoy more interior cargo volume in the Sonata, with 16.3 cubic feet compared to the Nissan sedan's 15.1 cubic feet of interior cargo volume. The Hyundai Sonata also boasts an available panoramic sunroof and hands-free smart trunk, both features that are not available for the Nissan Sentra. If style and comfort rank high on your wish list, you may want to choose the new Sonata for your Groton, CT adventures.

Midsize Sedan Standoff: Hyundai Sonata vs Kia Optima

If you're searching around the Old Saybrook area for a competent, affordable, stylish sedan then you might've already come across the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima in your search around New London. Competing neck and neck, a new Hyundai Sonata or a new Kia Optima are both good cars in their own right. Still, depending on your needs and desires for your next new car, you may just find that a new Sonata fits you better. Want to figure out if that may be the case? Read on. Below, you'll be able to compare some of the key features of the Hyundai Sonata with the Kia Optima to see which new midsize sedan is the right choice for you or your family.

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  • Price: The Hyundai Sonata starts at  just $22,050. The Kia Optima, in contrast, starts at $22,500. That makes the entry-level Sonata a better deal for Groton car-shoppers.

  • Fuel Efficiency: The Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima achieve similar, albeit not the same, fuel efficiency. Rated at 25 MPG City and 35 MPG highway by the EPA, the Sonata provides New London and New haven drivers about 1 MPG better mileage in both the city and the highway than the Optima.

  • Interior Quality and Features: Both the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima offer high-class cabins for the price, especially in high-level trims. Both midsize sedans also offer plenty of available technology, like infotainment systems boasting Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration

  • Cargo Space: The Sonata has the Optima beat marginally regarding cargo space, offering 16.3 cubic feet of volume. In contrast, the Optima offers 15.9 cubic feet.

  • Style It is worth noting that Hyundai recently redesigned the Sonata, while Kia recently refreshed the Optima. While we wouldn't quite call the interior of the Optima "dated," the inside of the new Sonata is certainly much more vibrant and modern than that of the Optima.

Browse Our Current Inventory or Read on to Compare More Models

If we've already shown you how well the Hyundai Sonata outshines the competition, feel free to click through to our current inventory. Otherwise, read on below to see how the Hyundai Sonata handles the Volkswagen Passat!

Compare the New Hyundai Sonata to the New Volkswagen Passat

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The Hyundai Sonata offers tremendous value at a low price, including head turning style, refined comfort, cutting-edge technology and a fun and efficient driving performance to boot. Whether you're looking for something that's safe and family friendly, athletic and well-equipped or the most bang for your buck, the new Hyundai Sonata is the right choice for you and drivers all over the greater New Haven and Groton area. To put the value and uniqueness of the new Sonata into perspective, we're going to compare it to the new Volkswagen Passat, allowing you to see side by side how the Sonata sets the bar for the competition.

Our Own Hyundai Sonata vs. A New Volkswagen Passat

  • The new Sonata starts at $22,050 MSRP while the VW Passat starts at $22,995.
  • Under the hood, the Sonata comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185-horsepower while the new VW Passat comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 174-horsepower.
  • The Sonata offers more passenger volume and cargo space than a new Volkswagen Passat, with 106.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and 16.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, compared to 102 cubic feet of passenger and 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the Passat.
  • The Sonata comes with a 10-years/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty while the Passat comes with a 6-years/72,000 mile powertrain limited warranty.
  • The Sonata comes with a seven-inch touchscreen while a new Volkswagen Passat comes with a five-inch screen.
  • For your safety and peace of mind when driving around New Haven and New London, the Sonata comes with standard blind spot detection while the VW Passat does not.
  • The Sonata offers premium features that you won't find in the VW Passat, including available wireless charging and dynamic bending light technology, among others.

The only way to find out if the new Hyundai Sonata is the right fit for your lifestyle and needs is to join us at Old Saybrook Hyundai to view our entire selection of new Sonata models in person and take one out for a test drive around Old Saybrook today!