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

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
MSRP
$33,850
Invoice
$32,172
Average Price Paid
$31,945
3,180 listings nationwide

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2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
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Limited FWD
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3.8 AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,594
2 listings nationwide

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2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,467
66 listings nationwide

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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...

2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The definition of luxury has changed throughout the years. It was once meant to refer to unquestionable opulence and excess. But now that we live in a world where even the biggest bank...

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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
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."
2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
10
Bill writes:
Great car for the price. Extremely quiet and packed with every option. I couldnt buy as I always buy American.
Power Ranked 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence AWD better.
"great acceleration."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence AWD better.
"Made in America"
60
Viper_11839 writes:
Nice car but need improvement in quality of material on inside
20
Guru1VZ8Y writes:
This car is a literally dream to drive, incredibly smooth and responsive.
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Chrysler 300 Limited Anniversary AWD worse.
"More stylish."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Chrysler 300 Limited Anniversary AWD worse.
"Better handle, more options, and better looking. "

Specs

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 20.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 5,500 RPM
311 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
293 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
3,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.78 in x 3.43 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 46.1 in 45.7 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,018 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 196.5 in
Width 73.2 in 74.4 in
Height 56.9 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 118.5 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
2016 Hyundai Genesis
3.8 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Casablanca White
  • Caspian Black
  • Empire State Gray
  • Manhattan Brown
  • Montecito Blue
  • Pamplona Red
  • Parisian Gray
  • Santiago Silver

Option Packages

  • Option Group 02
  • Option Group 03
  • Option Group 04

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