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Compare the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Hyundai Sonata 2018 Nissan Altima Versus

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Nissan Altima

2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder


2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder
25 city / 36 hwy

Fuel Economy

27 city / 38 hwy
185 hp


179 hp

Serving Capitol Heights, MD, Washington, D.C., and Arlington, VA

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Altima are mid-size sedans that deliver both world-class comfort and passenger safety. In spite of having so many crossover competitors, these classic mid-size sedans remain a top pick for families and commuters alike. Both models blend smooth power with impressive fuel economy, so you can tackle a long commute without exceeding your budget. Which mid-size sedan is right for you? Our comparison guide is here to help you get the most for your money.

Power and Performance

  • • Sonata: Three Engine Options
  • • Sonata: Up to 31 mpg Combined
  • • Sonata: Up to 245 Horsepower in the 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine

  • • Altima: Two Engine Options
  • • Altima: Up to 31 mpg Combined
  • • Altima: Up to 270 horsepower in the 3.5-liter V6 Engine option

The Sonata's base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine impresses with its 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. For a sportier ride, check out the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with 245 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. For the Altima, all trims except for the 3.5 SL (top trim) comes with the 2.5L 4-cylinder. This powertrain delivers 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque - slightly less than the Sonata's base option. However, the Altima does have slightly better fuel economy with 27 and 38 mpg in the city and highway respectively. Boiling down to personal preference, both models will serve you well!


  • • Sonata: Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • • Sonata: Standard 7-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • • Sonata: Keyless Entry and Ignition

  • • Altima: Standard Siri® Eyes Free
  • • Altima: Standard 5-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • • Altima: Keyless Entry and Ignition

Thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all Sonata drivers can interact with smartphone apps from their central touchscreen, including Phone, Messages, Music and Maps. This technology makes it easy to stay connected, even as you keep your eyes on the road ahead. The Nissan Altima comes with it's own set of advanced convenience tech, including the unique Siri® Eyes Free feature: With driving-while-on-the-phone laws becoming stricter across the nation, this feature allows you to make reservations at your favorite establishments and other requests without ever having to touch your smartphone!

Interior Comfort

  • • Sonata and Altima: Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • • Sonata and Altima: Full Leather Upholstery
  • • Sonata and Altima: Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • • Sonata and Altima: Heated and Ventilated Seats

Both the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima wrap you in luxury, thanks to optional features like heated and ventilated seats. No matter how hot or cold it is outside, the sedan duo delivers the perfect temperature. You can even add little luxuries, like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, or big ones, like full leather seating. Thanks to the dual-zone climate control system, you and your favorite passenger can set your own perfect temperatures and create the ideal driving atmosphere.

We understand reading a model's top specs and features can only do so much. So, if you're interested in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata or 2018 Nissan Altima, you can schedule a test drive now at Pohanka Hyundai in Capitol Heights, MD, and Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg, VA, respectively, to see which suits you best!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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