2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Sonata near Bowie, MD
2020 Hyundai Elantra with optional features shown above.
Whether you’ve been driving a sedan your whole life or this is your first time getting your hands on one, we’d love to introduce you to two options you might consider acquiring the keys to — the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and 2020 Sonata! In this article, we’re going to outline how they vary in their design, safety components, and performance, so you can ultimately decide which fits your lifestyle. Then, stop by Pohanka Hyundai to put them through their paces with a test run!
We’ll kick off with the preventative features of each that will be another set of eyes out on the road. First, one advancement you’ll have in both models is Lane Keeping Assist1, which is there to make sure you don’t deviate into your neighbor's path, and if you do veer too far, it will warn you and lead you to your correct trajectory. Another handy feature is Smart Cruise Control. This technology comes standard on the Sonata and is available as an upgrade on the Elantra, and it keeps a safe distance between you and the vehicle directly ahead as you drive around to avoid any collisions. Last, but certainly not least, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection2 comes standard on the Sonata and notifies you if you’re getting too close to any cars or passersby.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the performance of the 2020 Elantra and 2020 Sonata. The Elantra is equipped with a standard 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that churns out 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft. of torque. When you press on the gas pedal of the Sonata, you’ll uncover 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft. of torque that it produces from its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder system. You’ll love that both models will keep you out cruising longer thanks to their fuel economy. With the Elantra, you’ll be receiving a fuel efficiency of 31/41 MPG city/hwy3, so you can bypass the pump a few times. The Sonata achieves a frugal 28/38 MPG city/hwy4 fuel economy, proving your stops at the gas station will be few and far between. And while both include Normal and ECO driving modes, the Elantra also comes with a Smart mode to change up dynamics, while the Sonata’s third mode is Custom. Smart mode monitors your driving habits while balancing performance and fuel economy. Custom lets you modify your steering, climate and lighting system, and so much more!
We’ve arrived at one of the last pieces — the striking design of these two sedans. These models vary in wheel sizes, however, each will get you noticed in a moment's notice. If you choose the Elantra, you’ll have standard 16-inch alloy wheels and on the Sonata, you’ll find larger 18-inch alloy wheels. At the front, the Elantra gives you projector headlights for better visibility and the Sonata has standard LED headlights. To get this amenity on the Elantra, you will have to upgrade to a higher trim level. Topping things off are the stunning bodycolor side mirrors, found on both models. However, only the Elantra features standard heated mirrors that get rid of ice and fog in no time for better clarity!
We hope our 2020 Hyundai vs 2020 Sonata near Bowie, MD, shows you which sedan was meant for you! Visit us Monday through Saturday to see what each model has to offer and to find out how you can become a proud owner. Stop by Pohanka Hyundai when you can!
2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Sonata
- Standard 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
- 128 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque
- Standard Lane Keeping Assist
- Smart Driving Mode
- Standard projector headlights
- Standard 16-inch wheels
- Standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
- 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque
- Standard Lane Keeping Assist
- Custom driving mode
- Standard LED headlights
- Standard 18-inch wheels
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1. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) will not work under all circumstances. It functions when it is able to detect painted lane markings. It cannot function if the lane markings cannot be seen clearly, if the lines are faded, or during dusk without headlights on, with snow, rain, sleet, dust, leaves or standing water on road, sudden changes in brightness such as shadows, tunnel exits/entrances, low sunlight angle causing reflections, multiple lane markings or criss-crossed lines, tar crack sealer and cracked or broken road surfaces. It also may not function on very rough roads, when walls, curbs or concrete barriers are close by, or if following another car too closely. Since it "sees" the lane markings using a camera in the upper windshield area, it is imperative this area be clear and free of blockage such as stickers, dirt, snow, tinting material, markings and labels. Avoid putting objects on the dashboard that may reflect light or images onto the system camera area. Lane Keeping Assist is not a substitute for safe driving practices, but is a supplemental assist only. The driver is responsible for always maintaining command and control of the vehicle and must keep hands on the wheel at all times. Drivers must read their Owner's Manual thoroughly before using Lane Keeping Assist.
2. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped) is intended to be a supplement to safe driving practices. The system is not designed to detect certain stationary objects such as trees or poles, and may not detect all vehicles or pedestrians under certain conditions. The system is a driver assistance system and is not a substitute for safe driving. The driver is responsible for being attentive and maintaining control of the vehicle, and should not wait for the system's alerts before braking as there may not be sufficient time to brake safely. See Owner's Manual for further details and limitations.
3. 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2020 Elantra SEL/Value Edition/Limited: 30 City/40 Hwy/34 Combined MPG. 2020 Elantra Eco: 33 City/41 Hwy/36 Combined MPG. 2020 Elantra Sport: 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.
4. 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.