Compare the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra

Learn More about the Differences between the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra Models

Two of the most popular choices for the Hyundai lineup are the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata. If you're in the market for new small sedan, the Hyundai lineup is a great choice for you! Hyundai is dedicated to creating exceptional vehicles for their customers, which you will find in these two models: a perfect blend of safety, quality, and efficiency. While you might be familiar with the value Hyundai provides, you might be wondering what the differences between these two models are. Let's take a closer look to see how they compare, here at Buerkle Hyundai!

Explore the Hyundai Sonata in St. Paul, MN

  • Overall Space: Never leave anything or anyone behind again. The Hyundai Sonata offers class-leading space with 122.4 cubic-feet of total interior volume. That's more than the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima. With this space you can take your friends, family members, and gear with you on the road!
  • Awards and Accolades: The Hyundai Sonata beat out the competition and place in the top two as the "Best Midsize Car for the Money," according to the U.S. News and World Report. The Sonata is also a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking.
  • Power and Performance:  If you're looking for power, the Hyundai Sonata offers up to 245-horsepower. It also gets an impressive EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.
  • Standard Features: The Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata can be comparably equipped, but the base Hyundai Sonata can come with heated exterior mirrors, speed-sensitive wipers, a rear spoiler, telescopic steering column, and more.

Discover the Hyundai Elantra in St. Paul, MN

  • Overall Space: The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car that provides a surprising amount of space for its class! With 96 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15 cubic feet of cargo space, you can easily maneuver your compact through town with plenty of space to spare!
  • Awards and Accolades: Just like the Sonata, the Elantra is also a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking.
  • Power and Performance: This compact sedan produces 128 to 201 horsepower, depending on the trim. When it comes to fuel economy, the Elantra offers comparable fuel economy to the Sonata, with up to 40 highway mpg.
  • Standard Features: While the Hyundai Sonata comes with a few extra base features, the Hyundai Elantra is slightly more affordable and comparably equipped.

Both the Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra are both well-respected models in their segments. While these models provide different benefits, we think either would be a great choice for you and your family. To make a confident decision, just do a little research to see which one is best for you! These models are refined and elegant; they will provide your daily commute with versatility, efficiency, and style. While the Hyundai Elantra is a compact, and therefore a smaller sedan, it provides precise maneuverability and great fuel efficiency. The Hyundai Sonata is a larger model and will give your daily commute a little extra oomph with more horsepower and space.

If you're interested in test driving these models for yourself, we cordially invite you to our dealership here at Buerkle Hyundai! We look forward to meeting our guests from White Bear Lake, Roseville, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. Hope to see you soon!