Safe, reliable sedans, such as the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata, are a smart choice for all types of drivers. Which one has the kind of specs and features that you're looking for in your next car? To help drivers and families in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre decide, Maguire Hyundai looks at what each one has to offer in this Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata comparison.

Specs & Fuel Economy

The Hyundai Elantra is an efficient compact sedan that offers great fuel economy. It runs on a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that can deliver a sporty 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It's also capable of getting up to an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG.

As a midsize sedan, the Hyundai Sonata has a slightly larger engine. It also offers mores power. Under the hood you'll find a 2.4L 4-cylinder powertrain that gets up to 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. You'll also be able to drive for a while before stopping for gas. It can get up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG.

Interior Dimensions

Each Hyundai sedan has seating for up to five people. Both cars offer a choice between cloth and leather seats as well as comfortable amenities, including heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, and a sunroof.

The interior of the Hyundai Elantra features 95.8 cubic feet of space. Up front, there's 40.3 inches of headroom and 42.2 inches of legroom. The backseats feature 37.3 inches of headroom and 35.7 inches of legroom. Behind that, you'll have 14.4 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk.

The Hyundai Sonata has a little more room to stretch out. Its cabin offers 104.4 cubic feet of passenger space. The driver and front passenger can relax with 40 inches of headroom and 46.1 inches of legroom. Passengers in the back get 38.4 inches of headroom and 34.8 inches of legroom. It also has a bigger trunk with 16 cubic feet of space.

Safety Features

In addition to being efficient and comfortable, both the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata are designed to help keep you safe. Each one protects you with seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

Both vehicles also offer lots of safety features that can help prevent accidents. For, example a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines is standard in both. You'll also have more awareness during your drive with a Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Both the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra can monitor how you're driving. If your vehicles senses that you're drowsy or distracted, the Driver Attention Warning will remind you to focus on the road or pull over to take a break.

Test Drive a Hyundai Sedan

To learn more about this Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata comparison, visit Maguire Hyundai and test drive the one that's right for you. With their available safety features, comfortable interiors, and impressive fuel economy, they're both great options for drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

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