Hyundai Sonata vs. Competitors for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a prime example of what a midsized sedan should be – especially now that the game has changed in this age of the crossover. With its sleek, coupe-like design and state-of-the-art technology, Hyundai’s flagship vehicle not only proves that sedans are still going strong, it also raises the bar. Still, it must compete with other attractive midsized four-doors, namely the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Subaru Legacy, Mazda6, Kia Optima, and Ford Fusion. As we’ll show you below, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata does well to hold its own amid the rivals.
We’ve all momentarily lost our vehicle in a parking lot, just as we’ve all fretted over getting into and out of tight parking spaces. With the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s available Smart Key with remote park assist, these challenges will be a thing of the past. With the push of a button, your 2020 Hyundai Sonata will “Smart Park,”or drive itself into and out of parking spaces – even with you standing outside of it. Not only that, but with the Hyundai Digital Key technology, your smartphone can act as a traditional key fob to lock and unlock the car and even start its engine.
Multiple smartphones can be linked up, so if a friend or family member needs to borrow it for the afternoon, there’s no need to meet up to exchange keys. Plus, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is special in that it’s the very first Hyundai model to use this innovative tech, meaning it truly is a pioneer in its segment. So, if you were thinking about purchasing one of the other vehicles mentioned on this page, keep in mind that none of them offers technology quite as impressive as what you can get on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
Coverage and Cargo Space
Every new 2020 Hyundai receives complimentary maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Most of the other models mentioned in this comparison don’t offer complimentary maintenance, and even though Toyota does, it’s limited to two years and 25,000 miles. Hyundai is also well known for providing the longest warranties in the industry, with its 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage and its 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty. With the exception of the Kia Optima, the rivals mentioned here only get 5 years/60,000 miles of powertrain coverage and 3 years/36,000 miles of basic warranty coverage. And while the Optima matches the powertrain and basic warranty terms of the Sonata, its corrosion perforation coverage falls short, covering 5 years/100,000 miles versus Hyundai’s 7 years/unlimited miles.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is also one of the most spacious in the pack, with its 16.3 cubic feet of trunk volume. The Optima offers less with its 15.9 cu. ft., the Camry and Legacy only have 15.1 cu. ft., and the Mazda6 comes up last with 14.7 cu. ft. The Fusion provides the same amount of cargo space as the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and although the Accord is slightly more accommodating with its 16.7 cu. ft., it’s over $1,000 more expensive in its base MSRP and it lacks the standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD radio that the Sonata has.
There are plenty of packages offered for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata with its SEL trim (one up from the base). These options bundles include things like wireless smartphone charging, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, leather seating, and a panoramic sunroof, just to name a few. It’s nice that buyers can choose to add these desirable features through a package rather than simply paying for a higher trim level, which is what you’d have to do with the Accord, Mazda6, and Optima. The Legacy and Fusion offer packages, but they aren’t as comprehensive as the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s. The Camry offers similar packages to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, but its starting MSRP is nearly $2,000 more.