A sporty sedan like the Hyundai Sonata or Honda Civic should offer an efficient drive, safety you can count on, and lots of features. So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre, Maguire Hyundai put together this Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Civic comparison.

Sonata vs Civic Specs

The Hyundai Sonata and Honda Civic both offer several options under the hood. In both sedans, whichever powertrain you choose will deliver a fun ang exciting drive that features great fuel economy.

In the base trim of the Hyundai, you'll find a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. This gives you the freedom to take control of the gears and shift without a manual clutch. It's also capable of getting up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

The Honda Civic also runs on a sporty powertrain. Its base trim has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. A traditional 6-speed manual transmission comes standard, but a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is also available. With the CVT, this engine can deliver up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city and 38 MPG highway[i].

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Hyundai vs Honda Safety

The Hyundai Sonata and Honda Civic also offer peace of mind. Both cars are built with a frame that's scientifically designed to absorb the force form a collision and redirect it away from the cabin. Inside both interiors you'll be protected by an advanced airbag system that includes side-curtain airbags to cover both rows of seats.

In addition to their intelligent design and protection for their airbag systems, both sedans offer driver assistance features to give you more awareness and prevent accidents. Some of the features they share are:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with stop/start

Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Civic Infotainment System

To make your drive more fun and more convenient, both the Hyundai Sonata and Honda Civic feature a Bluetooth® compatible infotainment system. Each system gives you the freedom to stream music and podcasts from your phone and make hands-free calls.

The Hyundai Sonata offers a choice between a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen for the dashboard, while the Honda Civic offers a 5-inch LCD screen or a 7-inch touchscreen. Both options can sync up with your favorite smartphone apps through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You can also enjoy a great soundtrack to your drive with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and HD Radio™.

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Honda Civic vs Hyundai Sonata: Our Verdict

Contact Maguire Hyundai to learn more about this Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Civic comparison and take a test drive. Each one of these stylish sedans offers great fuel economy and lots of features to drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

[i] 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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