Hyundai Elantra Compared To Hyundai Sonata

Which Suits You Best: The New Hyundai Elantra or Sonata?

The Hyundai Elantra and Sonata are two of Hyundai's most iconic sedans, each offering balanced designs and exceptional driving experiences. Drivers in Jeffersonville, IN, can count on Hyundai's reputation for dependability, cutting-edge technology, and excellent warranties when they choose either the Elantra or Sonata. The new Elantra and Sonata belong to different segments, but they each offer impressive features and capabilities to consider.

At Bachman Hyundai, we serve New Albany, IN, and beyond by not only carrying both of the Elantra and Sonata but by also providing the information that you need to make an informed decision. We compare the key features of the new Elantra and Sonata to give you a better sense of which model would serve you best. Keep in mind that the Elantra is a compact car while the Sonata belongs to the midsize car segment.

Hyundai Elantra


Hyundai Sonata


Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata

At a glance, you will notice a few differences immediately. The Elantra, as a midsize sedan, is both larger and has a higher starting price. However, both come with large grilles, furrowed hoods, and sleek profiles. When it comes to warranties, both models come with a basic warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and a powertrain warranty with coverage for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles.

By breaking down each category and having the Elantra and Sonata go head-to-head, we hope that drivers in the Clarksville, IN, area will feel confident in their decision.


  • The Elantra comes with a standard 5-inch high-resolution touchscreen while the Sonata offers a 7-inch touchscreen.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration are offered standard for the Sonata and become standard for the Elantra starting with the SEL trim level.
  • Wireless device charging is standard starting at the Sonata's SEL trim level and the Elantra's Limited trim level.
  • Both models come with Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks, but the Sonata offers a floor console-mounted USB charge port starting at the SEL trim level. The Elantra delivers dual charging USB ports for the Limited trim level.
  • Dual automatic temperature control is standard for the Sonata's SEL trim level. The Elantra offers standard dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer and an Auto Defogging System standard on all trim levels.


  • The Elantra comes with a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC engine while the Sonata comes with a standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter engine and an available 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
  • The Elantra comes with the Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission, and the Sonata has the option of a standard six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® and an eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.
  • Both offer the Drive Mode Select feature standard, but the Sonata also offers available steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a more control over the gear shifting. 
  • Both models come with MacPherson Strut with coil springs in the front suspension.
  • The Sonata comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, and the Elantra comes with standard 15-inch steel wheels.


  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning is standard for the Sonata and available for every trim level of the Elantra except the base level.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is standard for the Elantra while Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection is available starting at the Sonata's SEL trim level.
  • Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Warning comes standard for the Elantra while it becomes available for the Sonata at the SEL trim level.
  • Automatic High Beam Assist is available for the Elantra and Sonata at the Limited trim level.
  • Smart Cruise Control is available for the Elantra's top trim level and offered in a package for the Sonata.

Come to Our Hyundai Dealership Near Louisville, KY

If you're from the Jeffersontown, KY, area and want to see what the new Hyundai Elantra and Sonata are capable of, then come to our dealership to see them in person. Schedule a test drive to enjoy a hands-on experience!

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