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Hyundai Sonata vs. Nissan Sentra

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

Hyundai Sonata versus Nissan Sentra Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Sonata ranges from $21,998 to $33,166 while a used Nissan Sentra from the same model year range is priced between $18,880 to $25,764. For a new model, the Hyundai Sonata's price is between $24,824 and $35,941, with the Nissan Sentra priced between $20,895 and $25,909.

Hyundai Sonata versus Nissan Sentra Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Sonata is 8.2 out of 10 while the Nissan Sentra's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Sonata being ranked 8 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Nissan Sentra being ranked 12 out of 25 Best Small Cars.

Hyundai Sonata versus Nissan Sentra Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Hyundai Sonata’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the Nissan Sentra base engine makes 149 horsepower. The Sonata is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. The Sentra is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 484 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

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2023 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Nissan Sentra

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:

$20,895 - $25,909

Used Asking Price:

$18,880 - $25,764

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

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:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 25
9 / 25
12 / 25
16 / 25

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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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

SR, SV, S

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:

5 years / 60000 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):

4.38 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:

149 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

146 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.049 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 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

29 / 39 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 484 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:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

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:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

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:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

44 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

96.0 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:

3036 lbs

Width:

71.5 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

182.7 inches

Wheelbase:

106.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.7 inches

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 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/60R16