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2021 Hyundai Sonata Limited FWD
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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
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
$32,769
Average Price Paid
$32,051
370 listings nationwide

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2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
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2.0 Platinum FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,929
1 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,459
103 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
5
GuruVV4TY writes:
this car is way too small I should have bought a TAURUS after driving a Sable LS for over 22 years! I still wa...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"smooth ride"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"a little roomier"
20
Speederinred writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"

Specs

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 16.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 5,500 RPM
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
8:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.31 in x 3.55 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 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard 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 43.8 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 15.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,018 lbs 962 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 192.9 in
Width 73.2 in 72.9 in
Height 56.9 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 111.2 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
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black

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