2017 Hyundai Accent vs. 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

We have seen quite a bit of competition in the requirements to be met in a sedan for the masses in Springfield, Pennsylvania. A great number of people are torn between choosing the 2017 Hyundai Accent, which proved a great companion in effectiveness and fuel economy, or the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, which has a sleek shape, but tight rear seat space. Let’s see why the Hyundai scores higher than the Chevrolet.

Design & Style

The 2017 Sonic has an about-face for the front end styling. However, while the hatchback presents a pretty profile compared to the other sedans competing with it, the 2017 sedan version seems ready to be made over. Hyundai’s Accent has maintained a handsome shape on its corners, with the hatchback’s handsomely done raised rear end taking the day among 2017 sedans.

Looking at their interiors, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic maintains a well-balanced design layout – not too bold or too bland. It does not offer much more than other competitors offer. The Accent is well styled as well, with its strong points being well designed controls, and low-gloss plastics that maintain its mature look. The interior’s space is also a seller for this car, with volumes of it for leg and headroom, one of the best for the class it falls in.

Technology & Safety

Chevrolet Sonic has done well in bringing to the market a sedan with such features as rearview cameras for all its trims, rear parking sensors and forward collision warning systems. The only downside to the Chevy’s 2017 Sonic is the absence of the automatic emergency breaking system that we expected to see.

On the other hand, despite its lower score on the small-overlap protection at the front end, the Accent has been rated ‘Good’ for safety by the IIHS. It has fewer airbags than the 2017 Sonic but such features like the active headrest, electronic stability and anti-lock braking give it a high score.


The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine built under the Chevrolet’s hood has remained an unchanged option for this line of Chevy’s sedans for some time now. It proves a smooth and comfortable ride. However, its 1.8-liter non-turbo version brings back the misery, with an unimpressive power band, raspy engine character and a not so remarkable mileage indicator.

The 2017 Hyundai Accent on the other hand is pushed by a 1.6-liter engine, with the capacity of hitting 60mph in just 10 seconds. With the 132 horsepower capacity and an impressively balanced fuel economy, Hyundai has managed to have the sedan pick and drive smoothly. This makes it a great contender among the world of 2017 sedans.

The Bottom Line

Though the Chevrolet boasts of being a great contender when it comes to safety and technology, the Hyundai is unmatched in fuel economy and horsepower. Its spacious interior gives the 2017 Hyundai Accent hatchback more points in the market. What’s more, it has a neatly done and eye-catching front and rear end.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Accent Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in getting a better feel of what the 2017 Hyundai Accent has to offer, you can schedule a visit with us at Springfield Hyundai. You can find us at Springfield Pennsylvania where we serve all our customers in and around the state. Drop by our showroom or book a Hyundai Accent test drive appointment with us today.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.