The 2016 Hyundai Sonata standard features might seem plentiful at first, but you should be sure you’re looking at the base model and not one of its five other trims. Albany drivers have another midsize sedan option that has six trim levels, but unlike the Sonata, the 2016 Honda Accord has one of the best-equipped entry-level models, making it one of the top sedans in Albany.
If you’re looking to go all out and aren’t too concerned with the base trim, don’t worry; we compared their top-of-the-line trim levels as well.
The Base Trims
We broke down features, engine specs, awards, and other important stats in our 2016 Hyundai Sonata SE review, so right now we just want to give you the highlights of how the Sonata standard features are different from the Accord’s.
- Infotainment Features: The 7.7-inch i-MID infotainment system gives the Accord a larger touchscreen interface when compared to the 7-inch screen of the Sonata.
- Rearview Camera: The Sonata has a rearview camera, yes, but it only provides a single view of what’s behind your car while the Accord has a multi-angle camera with three views.
- Radio: Honda simply gives drivers more listening options, including streaming from Pandora Internet Radio through a connected smartphone. The Sonata isn’t engineered for Pandora.
For the icing on the cake, would you believe that Hyundai is still having drivers upgrade for floor mats on the Sonata?
The Top Trims
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata standard features certainly look a lot better when eyeing the Limited 2.0T trim level, but it still falls short of the top-of-the-line 2016 Accord Touring Sedan.
- Heated Seats: Most top trims have heated front seating, but the Accord goes the extra mile and gives outboard rear passengers heated seating as well, while the Sonata leaves the rear cold.
- Honda Sensing: While Honda Sensing advanced safety features are available at every trim (another advantage over Hyundai), they are standard on the Touring and provide amenities like lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, and adaptive cruise control.
- Powerful Engine: The Sonata has a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder capable of 245 hp, but the Accord goes with the classic V6 and gets a power boost for it at 278 hp.
Test Drive an Accord
The 2016 Honda Accord has more to offer than just outdoing the 2016 Hyundai Accent standard features. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you for a test drive to see it in action.