Who Wins in MPG, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata or Honda Accord?

February 7th, 2014 by

2014 Accord 2The 2014 Hyundai Sonata represents the latest in a long friendly rivalry with the Honda Accord, and one of the biggest battles between the two midsize sedans has been in fuel economy, though the Hyundai has frequently fallen behind the Accord.

The 2014 Honda Accord looks to continue that trend, but how do the numbers compare? You can visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer to find out firsthand or you can keep reading to get the fuel economy numbers for yourself.

It’s a Close Call

If you look at just the highway fuel economy numbers, it’s a pretty close call. The 2014 Accord LX with continuously variable transmission gets an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg* compared to the Sonata’s 35 highway mpg. But when you look more closely, the Accord LX with CVT gets an EPA-estimated 27 city mpg to the Sonata’s 24 city mpg.

Wherever you’re driving, the Accord beats the Sonata, but it does so especially well in the city. If that were all that separated these two vehicles, we could understand someone choosing the Sonata despite the fuel efficiency. After all, the heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes that means you just find one car more appealing than another.

But Honda also includes standard features that make the Sonata look outdated. Here are some standard amenities that come on the Accord LX:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Expanded-view driver’s side mirror
  • Rearview camera system
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with customizable 8-inch touchscreen

Hyundai does include some similar features, but in order to match wits with the Accord, a Sonata has to be upgraded.

Test Drive an Accord Today

If you want to get behind the wheel of a brand new Honda Accord, visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer. We can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat of your next Honda, so stop by today and let us help you find it.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Tri-State Honda Dealers includes Bill Cole Honda, Freedom Honda, Glockner Honda, Larry Simmons Honda, Lester Raines Honda, Moses Honda, and Taylor Honda.

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