Hyundai Sonata or Hyundai Elantra: Which Is Right for You?

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra Tuscaloosa Alabama

Compare the various models in the Hyundai lineup to get a better idea of which vehicle you should drive around Tuscaloosa. Both the Sonata and Elantra are incredibly popular sedans, and as Hyundais, they come with the best warranty available. To figure out which of these two sedans best meets your needs, you will need to consider budget, size, features, efficiency, and several other factors.

Hyundai Pricing and Size Comparison

If your main concern is budget, then you will want to go with the Hyundai Elantra instead of the Sonata. The Elantra has a starting MSRP of just $17,250** while the Sonata starts at a still-affordable $21,750**. Part of the reason the Sonata costs more than the Elantra is its size; every single dimension is larger.

Hyundai Configurations Comparison

You will also want to consider how many choices you want for configuring your Hyundai sedan. The Elantra is available as a sedan or the Elantra GT hatchback, and you can choose from four trim levels. The Sonata only has a sedan body style, but there is a hybrid model. The Sonata also offers six trim levels. Therefore, if you want a hatchback, the Elantra will be the winner. If you prefer a hybrid, go with the Sonata. Otherwise, it is just a matter of which sedan has a trim that meets your needs.

Hyundai Engines Comparison

A final important point of comparison is the engines of the two models. The Elantra runs on a 145-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and gets an excellent fuel economy of 38 mpg highway*. The Sonata actually has several available engines: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, a 2-liter turbocharged, a 1.6-liter turbocharged, and the hybrid powertrain. The non-hybrid Sonata can get up to 38 mpg* on the highway as well when configured correctly.

Confirm that you made the right choice or get a better idea if the Hyundai Sonata or Elantra is right for you at Tuscaloosa Hyundai. While there, compare the two sedans side by side and take your favorite for a test drive.

Hyundai Sonata Elantra Tuscaloosa

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Elantra Tuscaloosa

Hyundai Elantra

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.