2015 Honda AccordWhen Albany-area drivers need a new mid-size sedan, we know that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata price might give it a little extra appeal, but you should look at the sedan’s list of standard features and see if it has what you need in a car before committing. One of the ways that the Sonata edges under the 2015 Honda Accord‘s affordable entry-level price is by requiring drivers to upgrade for the features they expect to come as standard.

Let’s take a look at how the amenities compare on these two competing sedans so that you can make the right choice for your new car.

Honda Gives Drivers More

While many drivers grew to expect the bare minimum from a base-level car, Honda has always given you more, and that’s especially true now. The base-level 2015 Honda Accord LX comes with Bluetooth for phone and audio, a rearview camera system, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and much more – no upgrade required.

When it comes to the Sonata’s features, however, it doesn’t really compare to the Accord. These are the highlights of the basic Sonata SE:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power accessories
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Even with the Hyundai Bluetooth, you won’t have a convenient touchscreen to manage settings, or switch over to a Pandora-integrated interface or receive SMS text messages unless you are willing to upgrade to a higher trim level.

And don’t be deceived by the Sonata’s fuel economy either. The Sonata has a 37 mpg highway fuel economy, which looks like it would be above the Accord’s, but Honda’s everyday driving numbers mark it as more efficient than the Sonata. While the Sonata only manages 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg combined, the 2015 Honda Accord LX with CVT has EPA-estimated 36 highway, 27 city, and 31 mpg combined ratings,* leading to long-term fuel savings over the Sonata.

Choose Honda for Value

Put simply, if you want a car with great value as opposed to just a cheap mid-size sedan, we think the Accord offers Albany drivers much more than the 2015 Hyundai Sonata does for the price. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.