2018 Hyundai Sonata VS 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Hyundai Sonata VS 2018 Nissan Altima back exterior view of both cars

The midsize sedan segment is one of the most-competitive vehicles segments. The models in this class are designed to appeal to a wide variety of car shoppers. Midsize sedans have to be ready for everything from daily commutes to long family road trips. Looking at the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Nissan Altima will help car shoppers considering a midsize sedan compare two competing models.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata offers three total engine options. Only two engine options are offered on the 2018 version of the Altima. Standard equipment for the 2018 Sonata will include a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The Altima’s base engine checks in at 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the base engine, the 2018 Sonata offers a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque and a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Nissan Altima

3 Engine Options 2
185 horsepower, 178 pound-feet torque Base Engine Performance 179 horsepower, 177 pound-feet torque
7 Trim Levels 5
Automatic Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission

2018 Hyundai Sonata, 2018 Nissan Altima Trim Levels and Features

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata and 2018 Nissan Altima are each offered in multiple trim levels. The seven trim levels offered on the Hyundai Sonata are two more than the five available on the Altima.

The Sonata offers a variety of features and technology systems designed to increase driver awareness and safety. Features offered on the 2018 Hyundai Sonata include:

  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist System.
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.
  • Driver Attention Alert.
  • Rearview camera.
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
  • Lane Change Assist.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go capability.

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