2019 Hyundai Elantra Black


2019 Hyundai Sonata Red


2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Starting MSRP

35 mpg

Combined MPG

31 mpg
2.0L 147-hp I4 Engine


2.4L 191-hp I4 Engine
6-speed automatic


8-speed automatic

LED Headlights

Premium Cloth

Seating Surfaces

Premium Cloth

Are you in Sparks, Fernley, or Carson City and looking for a new, affordable, and reliable sedan? Then take a look at what Hyundai has to offer, with Lithia Hyundai of Reno’s comparison between the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Both models are extremely affordable, come equipped with a suite of standard comfort and technology features, and drivers can really appreciate the excellent mileage ratings as well, especially if you love to take weekend trips around Lake Tahoe. Compare these two models below, check out our available Elantra and Sonata inventories, and then come to our Reno dealership to get hands-on experience with either vehicle!

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Starting Price

When you’re looking at Hyundai sedans, both the Sonata and Elantra offer plenty of benefits to drivers, including very affordable pricing. For those who are especially budget-conscious, you may set your eyes on the Elantra, which comes in at over $5,000 cheaper! Find the Sonata vs. Elantra price points for each model’s base trim below:

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE: Starting MSRP from $17,700
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata SE: Starting MSRP from $23,400

Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance Specs

While each of these vehicles is affordable, that doesn’t mean they don’t come equipped with impressive performance specs. Discover the engine, transmission, and Sonata vs. Elantra MPG fuel efficiency differences below:

  • Engine: The cheaper model, the Elantra, comes equipped with a 2.0L 147-hp I4 engine that delivers 132 lb-ft of torque. For the Sonata, Hyundai has outfitted the vehicle with a bit more power thanks to a 2.4L 191-hp I4 engine that produces 182 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: The Sonata is equipped with a eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Elantra has a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Sonata vs. Elantra MPG Ratings: Whether you choose the Elantra or Sonata, you’re getting a Hyundai sedan with impressive fuel economy ratings. The Elantra earned an EPA-estimated combined fuel rating of 33 mpg, while the Sonata is projected to receive an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 31 mpg.

How will the Elantra vs. Sonata Hybrid matchup when it comes to fuel efficiency? Hyundai has not announced the specifics of the 2020 Sonata Hybrid yet, but you can expect it to likely receive a significant boost in fuel economy.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

Elantra vs. Sonata: Interior Space & Features

In terms of interior space, the Hyundai Sonata delivers more room for your passengers. In the Elantra, you get 110.2 cubic feet of interior volume, while the Sonata allows for 122.4 cubic feet. Both vehicles highlight a fair amount of comparable interior features, but the Sonata offers a bit more:

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra: The Elantra comes equipped with an interior featuring a six-speaker audio system, 5-inch touchscreen system, split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth®-capable phone system, premium cloth seating, and rearview camera.
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, has all of the above features and more, including a 7-inch color touchscreen display, blind spot detection system, metal grain interior accents, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Get Up Close and Personal with the Elantra & Sonata at Lithia Hyundai of Reno!

Have you decided which model is best for you? Take a look at our Elantra and Sonata inventories, and then contact us to get behind the wheel of either model. Schedule a test drive at our Reno dealership today. We’re located just a short drive from Fallon, and have many new and used Hyundai models to choose from.

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