With six trim levels, you might expect the 2016 Hyundai Sonata standard features to offer the best selection of amenities for Hampton Roads drivers. Yet we think that when you put the new Sonata up against a top competitor, like the 2016 Honda Accord, the perspective shifts. We compared the base-level and top-of-the-line trims for both of these sedans to make your decision a little bit easier.
The Base-Level Trims
Many drivers choose the base trim level when driving home a new Honda, as Honda vehicles like the Accord give a wide range of standard features without requiring any upgrades. Can the 2016 Hyundai Sonata standard features compare?
- Infotainment: Honda has a 7.7-inch display while the Sonata only has a 7-inch screen.
- Rearview Camera: Both vehicles have a rearview camera, but the Sonata only has the standard view while the Accord has a multi-angle setup.
- Radio: Honda gives drivers access to an infotainment system compatible with Pandora Internet Radio, while the Sonata isn’t optimized for Pandora.
Also, when it comes to basic trims, Hyundai is still expecting drivers to upgrade for floor mats. Maybe we should see if the top Hyundai trim level can compare to the Honda Accord’s Touring trim?
The Top-of-the-Line Trims
At the top of the lineup is the Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T trim, and Honda has the 2016 Accord Touring Sedan. Both of these vehicles have a long list of features, but we think the Accord comes out ahead with amenities like these:
- Heated Seating: Both vehicles feature heated front seats, but the Accord just added on heated outboard seating for rear passengers as well.
- Honda Sensing: This Honda-exclusive package of features includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, and lane departure warning technologies to help a driver avoid an accident.
- Engine: While the Sonata has a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 245 hp, the top-of-the-line Accord has a 3.5L V6 with 278 hp.
Test Drive a Honda Accord
We only focused on the top trims and the entry-level trims for these models, but you can expect similar advantages in the mid-range trims. Not only does Honda offer a vehicle with a more comprehensive selection of features, they give you more options along the way as well.
See how the Accord bests the 2016 Hyundai Sonata standard features in person with a test drive at a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you today.
Hampton Roads Honda Dealers includes Casey Honda, Checkered Flag Honda, First Team Honda, Hall Honda Elizabeth City, Hall Honda Virginia Beach, Priority Honda Chesapeake, Priority Honda Hampton, and Williamsburg Honda.