2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord
2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Honda Accord are probably on your short list of sedans here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area if you’re shopping for a car in this segment. They both offer modern styling, high-tech features, and impressive fuel economy, but which one is the better package at the better price? Take a look at how these two vehicles stack up to see which one will win out in the end!

Efficiency and Performance

We know that fuel economy is a top priority for most drivers, but you don’t want to have to sacrifice performance for those miles per gallon. Both the 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Honda Accord offer a respectable combination of efficiency and power.

With the Sonata, expect to earn an impressive 25 mpg city/38 mpg highway/30 mpg combined based on EPA estimates. The Sonata uses a 2.4L four-cylinder to make 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque.

Still, the Honda Accord earns an even better 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* rating from the EPA with its 2.4L four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission. It also promises more performance with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque on tap.


Both the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Hyundai Sonata earn the coveted Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Despite both winning that honor, the Honda Accord actually beats the Sonata in the small front overlap crash test – it receives a best possible ‘Good’ rating while the Sonata earns only an ‘Acceptable’ rank.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing shows similar results. The Sonata and Accord both earn a five-star overall rating, but in individual tests the Accord wins out. The Accord earns a best possible five-star rollover safety rating, while the Sonata only earns a four-star rating.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, and we’re happy to let you test drive the latest Honda Accord here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014. You can also give us a call at 888-905-9883 to find out more about the Accord. We think you’ll agree that the Accord is the better choice in this matchup when you take it for a test drive today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.