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Hyundai Sonata vs. Nissan Altima

When comparing the Hyundai Sonata to the Nissan Altima, the Hyundai Sonata has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Sonata versus the Nissan Altima, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Hyundai Sonata versus Nissan Altima Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Sonata ranges from $21,998 to $33,166 while a used Nissan Altima from the same model year range is priced between $18,995 to $29,748. For a new model, the Hyundai Sonata's price is between $24,824 and $35,941, with the Nissan Altima priced between $25,529 and $33,929.

Hyundai Sonata versus Nissan Altima Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Sonata is 8.2 out of 10 while the Nissan Altima's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Sonata being ranked 8 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Nissan Altima being ranked 6 out of 13.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Sonata’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the Nissan Altima base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Sonata is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. The Altima is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 632 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Hyundai Sonata has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

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2023 Hyundai Sonata

2023 Nissan Altima

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,824 - $35,941

Used Asking Price:

$21,998 - $33,166

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,529 - $33,929

Used Asking Price:

$18,995 - $29,748

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.3 / 10

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 13
8 / 13
8 / 13
11 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 13
4 / 13
6 / 13
6 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SEL, SEL Plus, SE

Trim Levels

2.5 SL, 2.5 S, 2.0 SR, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

188 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.058 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 37 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 548 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 39 / 32

Range (city/hwy):

437 / 632 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

46.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

104.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

15.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

100.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3120 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

192.9 inches

Wheelbase:

111.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3253 lbs

Width:

72.9 inches

Height:

56.7 inches

Length:

192.9 inches

Wheelbase:

111.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/65R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P215/60R16