2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Nissan Altima

Mid-size sedans are loved by all types of drivers including students, commuters, singles, couples and more. They are one of the most popular car segments in the U.S since they offer the whole package- style, efficiency and performance. To highlight Hyundai’s bestselling sedan, the Sonata, we have put together a comparison of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata has features that make it more appealing than the Nissan Altima in many ways; let’s find out why:

Design & Style

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is built with a modern and refined modern exterior that wields a signature trim complete with sophisticated visual details. On the other hand, the 2017 Nissan Altima is meticulously crafted with modern metal and prominent strong lines which create an aerodynamic design. Both cars have a passenger capacity of 5. However, when it comes to exterior design, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata stands out and definitely turns heads while on the road.

When it comes to comparing prices, the Sonata is a clear winner and it has more features that everyone needs and innovations that are much appreciated. The Altima cannot be able to match the feature-packed Sonata on price. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a panoramic sunroof which opens up to give unobstructed view above. The 2017 Nissan Altima does not have panoramic sunroof. Compared to the Nissan Altima, the Sonata has more total interior volume which means more room for family and friends.

Technology & Safety

Like all modern vehicles, both cars are equipped with many technological and safety features. They both include blind spot warning, automatic emergency breaking, rear cross traffic alert and other safety features. However, that is all you get with the Altima. The 2017 Sonata offers more dependable safety features like lane change assist, lane departure warning, rear parking sonars and a smart cruise control which has a start/stop capability. All these additional safety features in the Sonata offers both the driver and passenger their peace of mind.

When it comes to technology, the 2017 Sonata leads the way by offering standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to run through its standard seven inch touchscreen. These features integrate smartphones to the in-vehicle technology to allow users to make phone calls, send text and use media apps through the voice recognition software. Unlike the 2017 Nissan Altima, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is the only mid-sized sedan that has hands-free smart trunk. The trunk automatically opens when you stand in front of it which makes it very convenient for families and shoppers.


In terms of performance, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata delivers exceptional fuel economy compared to the 2017 Nissan Altima. The Sonata has a horsepower of 185 while the Nissan Altima gets 179 horsepower. Generally, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata offers more mileage per year to reach 36 mpg highway. The Nissan Altima does offer comparable fuel economy but the performance isn’t as remarkable as the Hyundai Sonata. Despite both vehicles being on the same class, the Hyundai Sonata produces more power compared to the Nissan Altima.

The Bottom Line

The appearance of both these vehicles can easily make it seem like these two cars are similar. However, the 2017 Hyundai sonata offers much more compared to the 2017 Nissan Altima. Don’t just settle for the looks but instead get more value for your money by choosing the 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

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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.