2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata

There are so many categories to compare when it comes to the modern automobile, but we will make it simple when you are looking for your next sedan. We did all the work for you and we came up with comparison categories that are important for every type of driver. See how the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata comparison pans out below.

You can start by looking at the two models side-by-side right here. Appearance isn’t everything, but it’s still important especially if you are buying new. You can see from the grille alone that the Altima sports better style and elegance than the Sonata. You can see more Altima examples right here in Wilkesboro by clicking the link below. See what McNeill Nissan has in store for you. Otherwise, keep reading to see how these models compare in other categories.

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2017 Nissan Altima VS 2017 Hyundai Sonata
CVT Transmission Automatic
27 City / 39 Highway Fuel Efficiency (MPG) 25 City / 36 Highway
270 Max Horsepower 245
Standard Proximity Key Available

Differences between the Altima and the Sonata

It’s hard to believe, but transmissions are becoming a big deal again. Before it was the battle between the automatic and the manual, where the former was easier but the latter was more efficient. Now the tides are changing as a new competitor has entered the ring. It’s called a CVT or continuously variable transmission. Not only is a CVT just as easy to operate as an automatic, but it’s also smoother and even more fuel-efficient.

Just how fuel-efficient is the CVT? Well on the most efficient Altima, it manages to provide an impressive 39 mpg on the highway. That’s far above the Sonata with its 36 mpg on the highway. The Altima accomplishes this with comparable power and torque figures too!

Not only does the top performance Nissan Altima have a higher horsepower than the comparable Hyundai Sonata, but the Altima still remarkably gets more fuel efficiency with 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway compared to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for the top Hyundai Sonata.

Finally, we get to the features. The Altima and the Sonata come out pretty comparable depending on which trims you are comparing, but one thing that stands out is the standard proximity key system in the Altima. This only becomes available on higher trims for the Sonata.

2017 Nissan Altima silver front view
2017 Nissan Altima silver rear view
2017 Nissan Altima interior with black leather
2017 Nissan Altima gauge cluster and display

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