2017 Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord are shining examples of mid-size family sedans - you'll love their road-trip-ready cabins and silky smooth performance. If you're wondering which model is right for your purposes, give our comparison guide a quick read.

2017 Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

Passenger Comfort

In the Sonata, seating is supportive and comfortable, getting you through even long days on the road without complaint. The ride itself feels rich - the Sonata smooths over any bumps in the road, and, at highway speeds, the cabin remains hushed. You'll feel like you've spent big bucks on a luxury nameplate.

The Honda Accord is also roomy and stylish, if not as luxurious as the Sonata. You'll enjoy a smooth ride over most surfaces because the suspension does a nice job soaking up bumps.

Technology

We like that the Sonata features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to keep you from looking at your phone while driving. This technology projects apps onto your central touchscreen, so you can reach them safely. And, speaking of the touchscreen, you'll find it's easy to use and quick to respond to your touch, so you won't need to jab at it in the middle of busy highway traffic.

The Honda Accord also offers complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - a huge plus when you want to stay connected on the go. However, we've found that the touchscreen can be frustrating to use. It doesn't always respond to your input in a timely manner.

Fuel Economy

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is great on gas. With its thriftiest powertrain, it earns 28 city/36 highway mpg. That means you can spend money on other, better things - or simply stash it in your savings account. And, as we mentioned, the Sonata is smooth and composed, so you never feel like you're missing out on a powerful performance.

The Honda Accord earns up to 27/36 mpg, trailing the Sonata slightly. It's also got great handling for maximum on-road confidence. Hit the throttle and you'll find that there's plenty of speed on tap.

Safety

After it earned the top score of "Good" in every crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Honda Accord a 2017 Top Safety Pick+. To further ease your mind, you can also add the Honda Sensing suite to your Accord. It includes a range of features that monitor your surroundings and give you instant feedback on potential danger. This includes the front crash prevention system, which can automatically apply the brakes to mitigate the effects of a collision.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is also on your side, with a bevy of impressive crash test scores from the IIHS. It even earned the title of 2017 Top Safety Pick (though without the +, which means it didn't score as well on headlight performance). All Sonata models come with the Blue Link emergency telematics system. Its safety-net features - including on-demand roadside assistance - will give you peace of mind during late-night cruises.

Learn More about the Hyundai Sonata

While the Honda Accord has a lot going for it, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata has the edge in terms of luxury, technology, and gas mileage. It doesn't short you on safety, either, with plenty of smart features to keep you on high alert. Infotainment items don't just keep you connected - they do so in a safe way, projecting apps onto the touchscreen so you don't have to look down at your phone. The Sonata's cabin is rich in both space and comfort, so you and your family members can feel like royalty, even when you're stuck in traffic.