Hyundai Sonata vs Elantra

The South- Korean automaker, Hyundai has moved up quite a few notches in the automobile world over the last few years. The days of boring design and cheap presentation are gone, the company has now evolved over the years and has produced some of the best-in-class, attractive and affordable cars to strengthen its position in the global market. Among some of the best products, special mention must be made of the two most exciting products from the manufacturer – Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a luxury mid-size sedan from the manufacturer, which is the eighth generation model of Sonata. Due to low sales, it was discontinued in 2015, but the next-generation model is expected to be launched in the Indian market. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata price is now competitive and it has also received some notable updates in terms of styling and features, and looks like a significantly better deal now.

On the other hand, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which has seen five generation prior to this, is a premium looking compact sedan with some great styling features and is an absolute heartthrob. This car too has improved over the previous generations and now offers standard features with good performance reliability.

These two products are among the best of the lot in the company’s portfolio of products. The manufacturer offers a competitive price tag for both the cars, which makes both of them an attractive buy. So, if you are stuck between these two cars, then here’s a helpful comparison for you to check out.

Exterior styling

The design of the new Hyundai Sonata is based on the company’s Fluidic concept, which provides a smooth and fluidic aesthetic to the exterior. At the front-end, it features a strong hexagonal front grille with achrome border, sculpted bonnet, LED projector headlamps with DRLs and a newly designed large bumper. The side profile is neatly designed with curves all over thebody and the sloping roofline offers an improved styling. The rear-end features a well-designed tail-lamps with LED technology, a spoiler, a revised bumper with a rear diffuser.

On the other hand, the next-generation Hyundai Elantra features an upgraded design concept of its previous generation and looks fresh from the outset. The front apron features newly designed headlights with daytime running LEDs and a modified chrome-finished radiator grille. It also features a revised front bumper with new fog lights along with air intakes. The side profile looks simpler and less distinctive with least curves round the body. At the rearend, the car features new tail lights and a large bumper.

In terms of exterior design and styling, Hyundai Elantra certainly wins the comparison with a better appearance and looks more appealing than the Sonata.

Better interior

The next-generation Hyundai Sonata is expected to receive minor changes inside the car along with some updates in the feature list. It will offer a premium cabin along with the usual fit and finish made of high-quality materials. The spacious sedan will offer leather-wrapped seats, which can be electrically adjusted. The dashboard is finished in glossy black colour and features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard features include AVN system, ABS with EBD, airbags, reverse parking camera, smart cruise control, etc.

The interior of the next-gen Elantra shares its interior design with that of the latest Sonata, but has been modified to look better in comparison. The cabin is spacious with comfortable leather seats for the occupants and the ambience LED lighting is overwhelming. The dashboard features a touchscreen infotainment system with all latest technologies to assist simpler driving experience. It also offers a separate 4.2-inch LCD display in most variants for audio and navigation. Other standard features include climate control, cruise control, airbags, ABS, reverse parking camera, etc.

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