2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Honda Accord

The Hyundai Sonata is a midsized sedan manufactured by Hyundai since 1985. In the recent past, the Hyundai Sonata has become one of the serious contenders in this niche in the auto world. The main benefits of the vehicle include high performance, a huge number of options and reliability – all for a reasonable price. If you are thinking of buying the 2017 Honda Accord over the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, there are a few technical facts showing that this might not be the best decision, and that your money would be best spent buying the Hyundai. Some of these include:

Design & Style

The Honda Accord has departed from its previous design with the 2017 Accord. The exterior of the 2017 Accord features minimal bulges and creases, and the front end has a thin grill with proportional LED headlights and daytime running lights. The end result is a vehicle which has a unique stance, and which many would consider aesthetically pleasing. The Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, has more presence compared to the Honda due to its larger grille and triangular headlight shape which gives it a more aggressive stance. In terms of exterior looks, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is hands down more good looking compared to the Honda.

In the interior, both vehicles are closely matched, since both are made using high quality materials and have lots of well-arranged interior features. However, one can’t help but feel that the Hyundai Sonata feels just a touch more luxurious compared to the Honda, due to the combination of high quality material use and excellent build quality.

Technology & Safety

You can be assured that both companies have spent a lot in research and development into technology and safety in their vehicles. Some of the headline features in the Honda Accord in this regard include dual zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, a rearview camera as well as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity among others. In terms of safety, the Honda has features such as auto-on headlights, emergency trunk release, a blind spot monitor, auto levelling headlights, lane departure warning, rollover protection system and multiple airbags.

The full list of tech and safety features in the 2017 Honda Accord is impressive, but the Hyundai Sonata manages to go a step further. Some of the tech features available include most of those found in the Honda, with the addition of leather upholstery as standard, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a 7-inch touch screen display, a rearview camera, optional sunroof, automatic climate control, proximity key entry, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control.

For safety, the Hyundai Sonata has excellent NHTSA ratings due to the presence of brake assist, blind spot monitoring, multiple airbags (driver, passenger, rear airbag, side head airbag, rear body air bag and rear head airbag), 4-wheel ABS, auto-on headlights as well as rollover protection systems.


The 2017 Honda Accord has a base engine with a 2.4-liter displacement which generates 185 horsepower at 6400 rpm. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a 2.4-liter engine with 6 speed transmission and which generates 185 horsepower at 6,000rpm. Though both vehicles are matched in terms of power, the Hyundai feels nimbler when driving. Advanced suspension and drivetrain technologies in the Hyundai also make it perform well without sacrificing fuel economy.

The Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a high-quality family sedan, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata would make an excellent choice. Both the Honda and the Hyundai are truly impressive, but the Hyundai is loaded with features that make it not only easier to use, but also much safer compared to other vehicles in its class as well. With excellent build quality, you can also expect it to last longer and retain its value for longer as well.

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Do you want to find out how the Hyundai Sonata feels and performs in real life? Simply schedule a test drive at Springfield Hyundai today. When you are in the driver’s seat, you will know exactly why the Sonata is so popular today!

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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.