2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Hyundai Sonata



Many differences appear between the 2022 Hyundai Elantra and the 2022 Hyundai Sonata. So, it’s best to find out which may suit your Milford, Manchester, and Middletown, Connecticut, lifestyle better. Both vehicles can be found at KeyCars.com, and you can see both rides in person to support your final decision.

2 Elantra Engines, 3 Engines for Sonata

Diversity in performance can be discovered when you’re driving the Sonata. It offers three different engines, including the standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The Elantra offers two engines, including a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that comes standard and produces up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

If a lumbering commute awaits you every Monday morning, make it easy on yourself. Both cars give you excellent gas mileage, but the Elantra kicks it up a notch by achieving an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway MPG.1 With the Sonata, you can achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG.2

Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Sonata

Which Hyundai Has More Room?

These Hyundai models provide similar dimensions except when it comes to legroom. Let’s dive in further by looking at the following chart.

Dimensions (Front/Rear)

Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Sonata


40.6 inches/37.3 inches

40 inches/38.4 inches

Hip Room

53.4 inches/50.5 inches

54.6 inches/54.4 inches


42.3 inches/38 inches

46.1 inches/34.8 inches

Shoulder Room

56.5 inches/55.6 inches

57.9 inches/56.1 inches

So, this all evens out to a total passenger volume of 99.4 cubic feet in the Elantra. The Sonata sports more passenger volume with 104.4 cubic feet, but they’re close enough that you will just need to sit in the car for a final judgment.

Additionally, the trunk of the Elantra holds less material than the Sonata comparable trunk. The Elantra offers 14.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the Sonata gives you 16 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Wireless or Not?

Think about what’s most important to you when you’re examining the available technology in both cars. To keep your dashboard neat, the Elantra gives you standard wireless Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®, which eliminates the extra cords strewn in your cabin. The Sonata does not offer a wireless version of Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®. However, both vehicles offer a wireless device charging pad feature.

A larger digital instrument cluster spanning 12.3 inches can be added to your Sonata. Plus, you’ll get a quick glimpse at the information found behind the wheel, like the gas gauge right on your windshield with the available Color Heads-up Display. If you choose the Elantra, its digital instrument cluster reaches 10.25 inches, and no Heads-up Display exists for this model.

Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Sonata

Which Car Parks Itself?

Similar driver-assist systems can gird your Hyundai with safety. For instance, the Elantra and Sonata both offer Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, but the Elantra adds Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection if you want. Also, you can get both Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist in both cars, but these two features do not come standard on the Sonata.

For a unique experience when parking your Hyundai, consider the Sonata. The available Remote Smart Parking Assist feature allows you to maneuver your vehicle without being inside. This cutting-edge system works with your Smart Key. You point and click, and the Sonata parks itself. Right now, you cannot do this with the Elantra.

Which Hyundai Will You Choose? 2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Hyundai Sonata

Although the 2022 Hyundai Elantra and the 2022 Hyundai Sonata come from the same brand and resemble each other, they stand uniquely on their own. Come down to KeyCars.com to see how both vehicles operate and what could be right for your Milford, Manchester, or Middletown, CT, drives. We invite you to call and set up a test drive today!




1 2022 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

2 2022 SONATA SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2022 SONATA SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2022 SONATA N Line: 23 City/33 Highway/27 Combined MPG. 2022 SONATA SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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