Nissan Altima vs Hyundai Sonata
Are you on the lookout for a new sedan to drive around Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton? Then you may have come across popular models like the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata. While both are favorites among local drivers, only one can be the best fit for your lifestyle.
We wanted to help you make the right choice for you, so the team at Nissan 24 put together this Altima vs. Sonata comparison.
Nissan Altima vs Hyundai Sonata: Smart Safety Features
If safety is a major concern of yours when choosing a car to drive, then you’ll probably like that both the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata have available smart safety features that can help you traverse town with added security and convenience.
Some safety features include:
- Forward Collision Mitigation
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Automatic High Beams
- Smart Cruise Control
In addition to these systems, the 2020 Nissan Altima comes standard with Intelligent Driver Alertness, which monitors your driving habits and provides a gentle suggestion that it might be time to take a break from behind the wheel if it detects drowsy or distracted driving.
Unfortunately, the Sonata doesn’t offer a similar feature.
Engine Specs for the Altima and Sonata
Both the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata come standard with powerful, yet efficient engines. You’ll find that the Altima is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces 188 horsepower. In the Sonata, it has a 1.6L 4-cylinder that’s capable of generating 180 horsepower.
If, on the other hand, you want to focus on performance, you can opt for the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) in the Altima. This engine offers 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata doesn’t come with a turbocharged engine option.
While both sedans come standard with front-wheel drive, only the Altima has an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system that can help you during snowy wintertime commutes to work. The Intelligent AWD system actively monitors your driving conditions and automatically redistributes torque as necessary among all four wheels to improve traction.
2020 Altima vs Sonata: Infotainment Systems
From commutes to work to drives across the country, the right infotainment system can make all the difference in how much you enjoy the journey, which is why we like that both the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata come standard with Bluetooth® wireless technology.
This technology allows you to connect your phone with your car’s speakers, so that you can make hands-free phone calls or stream music directly from your device. Each vehicle also comes standard with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® capabilities.
These systems fully integrate your smartphone with your vehicle’s infotainment system and allow you to access some of your favorite apps through your touchscreen display. Compatible apps include navigation, phone calls, and texting.
When driving the Altima, you can activate these apps easily thanks to Siri® Eyes Free, which allows you to utilize any connected Apple phone hands-free and without diverting your attention to the infotainment system. The Sonata, however, does not come standard with this feature.
Nissan Altima vs Hyundai Sonata: And the Winner Is…
After comparing the Nissan Altima vs. Hyundai Sonata, our team at Nissan 24 found a lot to like about what the Altima brings to the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas. If you want to see this sedan in action, give us a call, and we’ll set up a time to bring you by for a test drive.
Contact us to drive the Nissan Altima today!