Hyundai Sonata vs Hyundai Elantra Touring Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
MSRP
$33,950
Invoice
$32,267
Average Price Paid
$31,926
4,796 listings nationwide

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
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Limited FWD
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GLS FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,439
20 listings nationwide

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,625
38 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

In a shrinking car market, the traditional sport sedan is increasingly rare. Designed and developed for people who prefer on-pavement performance but need passenger and cargo practical...

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
Rob Feeman Review:

Popular with buyers who seek a well-equipped, budget-oriented hatchbac...

The Good: The 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring hatchback continues to offer ample ca...

The Bad: Currently at the end of its first generation, the Elantra Touring look...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
70
dimike091107 writes:
Nice ride, but no comparison to the Genesis. Comparing the size to that of the Genesis, it is much smaller an...
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Genesis G80 better.
"The Genesis offers more space for the passenger than the Sonata. "
Family Car Ranked 2021 Genesis G80 better.
"Depending on the age and size of the family, getting two-three children into the backseat, especially if one or more are in car seats, would definitely be accomplished much easier in the larger Genesis. Hands down, there is more room, which is a huge consideration for any size family."
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
10
Kay writes:
Great roomy car, handles well.
Handling Ranked 2012 Toyota Matrix S worse.
"Tighter in curves"
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Toyota Matrix S worse.
"Comfy"
20
Sanka writes:
This was a surprising car. I didnt even know what it was, I just had an old honda crv and wanted a newer car t...

Specs

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
30 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 5,500 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 46.1 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 36.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 24.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,018 lbs 1,164 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 176.6 in
Width 73.2 in 69.5 in
Height 56.9 in 59.8 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Calypso Red
  • Hampton Gray
  • PORTOFINO Gray
  • Phantom Black
  • Quartz White
  • Shimmering Silver Pearl
  • Stormy Sea
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue
  • Black Noir Pearl
  • CHILIPEPPER Red
  • Monaco White
  • Polar White
  • Shimmering Silver
  • Titanium Gray Metallic
  • Vivid Blue
  • Volcanic Red

Option Packages

  • Preferred PKG

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