2019 Honda Accord LX vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE

2019 Honda Accord vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Over the years, Honda has become one of the dominant import-vehicle manufacturers in the US. Consumers flock to its newest models, assured by the consistent Honda track record. However, South Korean brands like Kia and Hyundai have started to challenge the standard set by the Japanese. Consumers are left wondering if maybe their money would be better spent on a Hyundai or Kia.

In an effort to answer that question, we compare the 2019 Honda Accord LX and the 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE side-by-side. Read on to see who will come out on top.

2019 Honda Accord LX


2019 Hyundai Sonata SE

$23,720* MSRP $22,500
1.5L inline 4-cyl Engine 2.4L inline 4-cyl
192 hp / 192 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 185 hp / 178 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain FWD
CVT Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
30 / 38 / 33 mpg** Fuel Economy 26 / 35 / 29 mpg

*=MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**=30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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Better Drivability

The Sonata has decent handling, but it’s not exactly what we’d call ‘sporty’; it won’t leave you hanging when you need it most, but it certainly won’t be something that you actively notice. In a word, it’s functional. On the other hand, the Accord feels planted and stable no matter what the road throws at it; it's downright athletic. This performance is improved even more with the optional multilink adaptive suspension.

Superior Utility

The Sonata has a better-than-class-average 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk. The trunk in the Accord has 16.7 cubic feet of space. That might seem like a small difference, but that space is expanded upon via the 60/40 split folding rear seats. The Accord has plenty more small quality-of-life improvements over the Sonata, like large anti-tip cupholders and a multi-phone cubby.

Interested in a test drive? Feel free to contact Continental Honda and schedule a time to experience the 2019 Honda Accord for yourself.