2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Honda Accord Sedan

For car manufacturers, the mid-sized sedan market in Springfield Pennsylvania proves a difficult one to please as most new models have almost the same features inside and out. Mid-sized sedans like the 2018 Hyundai Sonata encounters great competition from such brands as the 2018 Honda Accord. It is however because of the following features that you will consider the Hyundai over the Honda.

Design & Style

The 2018 Sonata steps into the market dubbed a supermodel, as it features major classy changes inside and out. Its evocative front end fascia is styled with a hexagonal grille synonymous to most new Hyundai models. The distinctive long roof running down to a hatchback-like profile at the back brings out a much cleaner look for its rear end.

The 2018 Accord looks relatively the same with a long roofline with a raised rear end. One of the only distinctively different exterior features seems to be the bold black grille neatly connecting the swept-back lighting at its front edges. However, the badge at the driver’s side tail light appears an afterthought. The dashboard of the Accord scores lower points for lack of creativity. Though quite neatly placed, some of it controls seem to be a copied job from Mercedes-Benz.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles display impressive results when it comes to safety, a requirement that many people are considering today. Honda’s sensory devices include emergency braking lane departure warnings and adaptive cruise control. Only a few trims however come with blind spot monitoring rear parking and cross traffic monitoring.

Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata comes bundled with these as standard features in most of its trims. In addition, we have seen exceptional scores after side and front impact crash tests were done with the Sonata, giving is a point above the 2018 Accord. Other tech features like the 7.0-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, multiple airbags and air conditioning inside both cars are relatively standard but you will want to consider the hefty 5-year/60,000mile bumper-to-bumper warranty Sonata has on offer when comparing both sedans.


The 192 hp engine that the 2018 Honda Accord has is not much of a fuel saver, though the Sport version is an exciting choice for enthusiasts. Honda has managed to be one of the only manufacturers to fit a 6-speed manual transmission with a 2.0-liter engine; one of the most powerful engines we have available.

With a mid-sized sedan, you will want an economy friendly ride around town for your day-to-day affairs. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s 2.4-liter inline-4 engine, rated at 185 hp fits the bill. The gasoline direct injection saves much on fuel and results in improved efficiency. Though not a sporty ride, the 6-speed transmission fires off quickly, with hardly any hunt for the right gear.

The Bottom Line

For a mid-sized sedan, the 2018 Sonata carries the day when all factors are considered. It is not the fastest of the two, but its ratings in safety, style and fuel performance outshines the 2018 Accord. The Accord has a powerful machine under the hood, but you will hardly notice the difference while driving the two.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Sonata Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in taking a smooth and rejuvenating drive on a sleek mid-sized sedan, you can test drive the Sonata with us at Springfield Hyundai. We are located in Springfield, Pennsylvania and serve buyers in the state and beyond. Drop by our dealership or call us to book a Sonata test drive appointment 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.