Hyundai Accent vs Chevrolet Sonic

Hyundai Accent vs Chevrolet Sonic

Quality & Value Analysis

Starting from the MSRP price, Hyundai Accent is priced almost $1,000 less than Chevy Sonic.  Hyundai is more fuel efficient, getting 27mpg City and 38mpg Highway for a combined fuel economy of 31mpg.  Chevrolet gets 24mpg City, 35mpg Highway, fort a combined fuel economy of 21mpg.  Chevy Sonic comes with a 36 month/36,000 mile Basic Warranty, and a 60 month/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.  Hyundai Accent is backed by a 60 month/60,000 mile Basic Warranty, and a 120 month/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. 

Performance & Engineering

Chevy Sonic and Hyundai Accent both have 4-cylinder engines.  Chevy Sonic has a 1.8 Liter, slightly bigger than Hyundai Accent's 1.6 liter.  Both vehicles are Front Wheel Drive.  Chevy Sonic has 138 horsepower @ 6,300rpm, 125 Torque @ 3,800rpm.  Hyundai Accent has 137 Horsepower @ 6,300rpm, 123 Torque @ 4,850rpm.  Chevy can hold 12.2 Gallons of fuel, Hyundai can hold 11.4 Gallons.  Both vehicles come with Frond Disc and Rear Drum brakes and a Turning diameter of 34.  Accent comes with Variable Assisted Steering, which is not available on Sonic.

Safety & Security

Chevy Sonic received a 5 star rating in NHTSA's Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.  It received a 4 star Rollover Safety Rating. 

Hyundai Accent received a 5 star rating in NHTSA's Front Driver Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.  It received a 4 star Front Passenger Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating.  It received a 3 star Rear Side Crash Test score.

Both vehicles have many safety features including Front Driver & Front Passenger Dual Stage, Multiple Threshold Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire pressure Monitor, Child Proof Rear Door Locks, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor.

Comfort & Convenience

Chevy Sonic and Hyundai Accent both come with many interior features including Air Conditioning, Power Door Locks, Steering wheel mounted controls, Map Lights, Adjustable Tilt Steering Column, Cargo Light, Driver's Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlet, Rear Window Defroster, Floor Mats, Delayed Power Retention, Multi-Function Remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  Sonic also comes with Power Tailgate Lock/Unlock, and Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls (features not available on Accent).  Accent also comes with Optional Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, and Power Windows (features not available on Sonic). 

Both vehicles have Front Bucket Seats with Adjustable Seat Height, and Fold-Down Rear Seats.  Chevy does not elaborate on their standard AM/FM Stereo with MP3 jack, but no CD player, Hyundai has  AM/FM Radio seek scan and 6 Speakers CD/MP3 player, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio ready. 

Hyundai Accent also comes standard with Beverage Holders, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, Overhead Console Storage, and Seatback Storage (Console and Overhead storage not available on Chevrolet Sonic)  Both Small cars have many exterior convenience features including Keyless Entry, Folding Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Headlights.  Sonic also has Vehicle Theft Deterrent (Not available on Accent), and Accent also has Folding Power Adjustable Exterior Rearview Mirrors with Heating option (Not available on Sonic). Fuel capacity for Sonic is 12.2 Gallons, Accent is 11.4 Gallons.  Chevrolet Sonic comes with 15 Steel Wheels with All-Season Tires, Hyundai Accent comes with Optional 14 Alloy Wheels with All-Season Tires.