2018 Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

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How does the 2018 Hyundai Sonata measure up to the 2018 Honda Accord? Let's take a look at these rivals and see which one is offering the better value.


2018 Hyundai Sonata SE

2018 Honda Accord LX

Starting MSRP*



Basic Warranty

5 year / 60,000 miles

3 year / 36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

10 year / 100,000 miles

5 year / 60,000 miles

Roadside Assistance

5 year / Unlimited miles

3 year / 36,000 miles


Premium Cloth



6-Speed Shiftable Automatic



Considering the fact that the Sonata starts off saving some $1,600 over the Accord, it is definitely a price winner, according to the reviewers at U.S. News and World Report. When measured against each other, the Sonata’s cabin earned the most points at U.S. News for its pleasing design and high-quality materials. The Sonata offers what everyone else does and then some. Unlike the Accord, the Sonata offers ventilated front seats, a must-have during hot summers. Of course, it offers two rows of heated seats to help you defeat winter with the push of a button. A blind spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert are Sonata standards that require a bigger, costlier trim level on the Accord. Both offer automatic collision avoidance with an autobrake, a forward collision watch, pedestrian watch, and adaptive cruise control. Only Hyundai has a Lane Change Assist to reduce the chances of moving into a lane too soon.

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Shoppers should take note that the Sonata has 122 cu.ft. of interior volume. This beats all rivals including the Honda Accord. The Sonata’s 106.1 cu.ft. of passenger volume edges out the Accord’s 105.6 cubes. The Sonata’s trunk, which is rated at 16.3 cu.ft., beat the Accord’s 16.7-cu.ft. trunk, according to U.S. News reviewers. The Accord has a shallow trunk opening that makes it less useful. The car also doesn’t offer a handsfree power trunk. Hyundai was the first affordable automaker with a Proximity Key that opens the trunk hands-free. When your hands are full of packages or luggage, you can approach and the trunk knows when to lift the lid.


The two rivals offer similar touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two smartphone-specific systems greatly expand the number of apps available. If you want more, Hyundai offers it. A Qi wireless charger is a convenience that makes life easier. USB chargers are available on the second row to take care of your passengers’ needs. Blue Link Connected Care is a Hyundai exclusive that is complimentary with your Sonata purchase. The system works with an app on your smartphone or smartwatch. If you have Amazon Echo or Google Home, it works with these too. You can lock or unlock your Sonata. It acts as a remote starter, allowing you to heat or cool the cabin before departure. There’s also an automatic collision notification feature for after-crash safety.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Interior


You can go for three years and 24,000 more miles in a Hyundai Sonata with extra peace of mind thanks to the longer limited warranty. Sonata owners have two more years of roadside assistance than Accord owners, too Likewise, the Sonata lets you drive for up to five years or 40,000 miles longer with a powertrain warranty than the Honda Accord.

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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.