2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Alexandria, VA

See Why the Sonata Should be Your New Midsize Sedan

When you are in the market for a new midsize sedan, you want one that is going to give you state-of-the-art features, but you don’t want to spend all weekend buried under research. If this is the case, let Pohanka Hyundai help! We have compared two popular midsize sedans – the 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2016 Nissan Altima near Alexandria, VA, so you know which option gives you more.

Let’s talk standard features, as you aren’t interested in breaking the budget on your new wheels. The base level of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is the SE, and the base of the 2016 Nissan Altima is the 2.5, and you’ll notice a big difference as soon as you have a seat inside. For starters, the Sonata comes standard with a 7-inch color LCD touchscreen, equipped with a wide variety of features. In the base level of the Altima, you won’t find a touchscreen at all. In fact, the second trim level, the S, only comes with a 5-inch display. You won’t find a 7-inch touchscreen at all until you drive the top trim level of the Altima, the 2.5L. Even more impressive, there’s also an 8-inch touchscreen available with the Sonata when you add the Tech Package.

On the standard touchscreen in the 2016 Sonata, you’ll find the rearview camera with guidelines, perfect to assist in backing out of tight parking spaces at Landmark Mall. From here, you can also access the latest in smartphone integration – Apple CarPlay™1 and Android Auto™2. Just plug in your compatible smart phone, and you’ll be able to use a variety of your favorite apps directly from this screen. Since a touchscreen isn’t standard on the 2016 Altima, you won’t find a rearview camera until you’re test driving higher trims, and you won’t find Apple CarPlay™1 and Android Auto™2 available at all.

Our side-by-side look at the 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Alexandria, VA, continues with ways to make the drive more fun. Looking to discover new music? The Sonata comes standard with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3, so you never get bored with the same five songs playing on FM radio. The Altima only gives you satellite radio on top trim levels. Want to plug in your iPod® to play your own tunes? The Sonata also comes standard with a USB port, while the Altima does not. And in terms of better sound quality for your music, the Sonata come standard with a 6-speaker sound system, while you’ll only find four as standard in the Altima.

How about features that make your life easier? The Hyundai Sonata has those, too. Snow and ice build-up won’t hinder your view of the road, thanks to standard heated side mirrors – another feature not found until higher trim levels of the Nissan Altima. And because the Sonata remains extremely groundbreaking, you’ll find the class-exclusive4 hands-free smart trunk. Just stand behind the Sonata with the Proximity Key within three feet for three seconds, and it’ll open automatically. You won’t find such innovation at all in the Altima.

We know the choice is ultimately up to you, but with this 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Alexandria, VA, comparison, it’s clear which midsize sedan gives you more of the features you want most. To see the Sonata up close and personal, visit Pohanka Hyundai to take one for a test drive. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata for Lease near Waldorf, MD

2018 Hyundai Sonata shown above with optional equipment. 


The midsize car market is flooded with dozens of options to choose from, making it a bit difficult to narrow your sights on the right driving option for you. From different makes, models, powertrains, and transmissions, this can all seem like a daunting task for the average driver. We at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights are here to help guide you through that entire process with our latest and greatest Hyundai Sonata. The 2018 version steals the show when it comes to performance specs and interior comforts that astound. Once you take it out for a test drive, you can meet with one of our expert mechanics to discuss the logistics of leasing and what it means for you as the customer. This way, we can find a monthly rate that fits well within your budgetary constraints. We have flexible business hours and look forward to your visit.

First and foremost, when it comes to choosing a sedan that hits the nail on the head in every aspect, performance ratings are at the top of the list of must-haves. Luckily for you, when you hop behind the wheel of the 2018 Sonata you will achieve all of that and more. Coming standard and ready to roar at your command is the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine that is ready to disperse and impressive 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft.of torque. Not enough verve to sate your need for speed? Opt for the Sport or Limited trim where you will find the vivacious 2.0L inline 4-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo engine that roars to the tune of 245 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. These trim levels are also associated with an 8-speed automatic transmission to grant you a seamless drive as you cruise down the Capital Beltway Outer Loop!

Once you slip in the driver’s seat and put yourself at the helm of all of this fantastic power, you will soon notice all of the interior amenities at your disposal to heighten your entire driving experience while inside the 2018 Sonata. Marvel in the utmost luxury thanks to the available leather seating surfaces that allow you to relax in the ultimate comfort. Grip the steering wheel and notice that added sense of luxury thanks to the new 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel for a more athletic drive. Always stay aware on the road with the intuitive implementation of Standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert. This feature sends visual and audible alerts projected on your side mirror to notify you if a vehicle is entering your vicinity. This way, you are always aware of the world around you without having to constantly look over your shoulders.

All of this power and capability can be yours today when you come check out our 2018 Hyundai Sonata for lease near Waldorf, MD! We at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights look forward to getting you behind the wheel of the vehicle that you deserve! We are located at 1770 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD, and are excited about your arrival!

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Alexandria, VA

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