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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs Toyota Prius

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE vs 2016 Toyota Prius Three

Compare Sonata Hybrid and Prius

Quality & Value Analysis

Sonata Hybrid has a Base Price MSRP of $26,000.  Toyota Prius has a Base Price MSRP of $26,250.  Prius has an ALG Residual Value of 46% after 36 months, and 36% after 60 months.  Sonata Hybrid has an ALG Residual Value of 48% after 36 months, and 32% after 60 months.  Prius has a better fuel economy, getting 54mpg city/50mpg highway.  Sonata hybrid gets 40mpg city/44mpg highway.  Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is backed by Hyunda's fantastic 60 month/60,000 mile Basic Warranty and 120 month/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.  Toyota Prius has a 36 month/36,000 mile Basic Warranty and 60 month/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. 

Performance & Engineering

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has a 2.0-Liter engine, 154 horsepower @ 6,000rpm, and 140 Torque @ 5,000rpm.  Toyota Prius has a 1.8-Liter engine, 95 Horsepower @ 5,200rpm, and 105 Torque @ 3,600rpm.  Hyundai has a 15.9 Gallon fuel tank, Toyota has a 11.3 Gallon fuel tank.  Both vehicles have front and rear disc brakes.  Prius has Hill Start Assist, Sonata Hybrid has Variable Assisted Steering.  Toyota Prius has a 33.5 Turning Diameter, Sonata Hybrid has a 35.6 Turning Diameter.

Vehicle Comparison Report Prius vs Sonata Hybrid

Safety & Security

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has an impressive NHTSA safety rating.  It got 5 stars in NHTSA's Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, Rear 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.  Sonata Hybrid got 4 stars in NHTSA's Rollover Safety Rating.  Toyota Prius got 5 stars in NHTSA's Front Side Crash Test, Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, and Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating.  Prius got 4 stars in NHTSA's Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating.  Prius scored a 2 star rating for Side Pole Crash Safety. 

Prius and Sonata Hybrid both come with Driver and Front Passenger Dual Stage Multiple Threshold Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor. 

Comfort & Convenience

Sonata Hybrid and Toyota Prius have many Interior features including Automatic Climate Control, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio and Cruise Control, Map lights, Rearview Camera, Tilt Telescopic Adjustable Steering Column, Cargo Area Light, Driver's Side Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlet, Rear Window Defroster, Delayed power Retention, Multi-function Remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  Sonata Hybrid has Tailgate Power Lock/Unlock, Remote Trunk Release, and 3 front power outlets instead of just 2. 

For Seating, both hybrid vehicles have Front Adjustable Seat Height, and Front Bucket Seats.  Prius has Fold-down Rear Seats.  For Audio, AM/FM Radio, Seek, Scan, 6 Speakers Total, CD/MP3 Player with Sirius XM Satellite Radio are available on both vehicles.  Prius has also Speed Sensitive Volume feature.  Prius and Sonata Hybrid both have Beverage Holders, Cargo Area Tie-Downs, Console Storage, and Door Pocket Storage. 

Exterior features of both hybrids include Remote Keyless Access System, Vehicle Theft Deterrent System, Folding Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Headlights.  Toyota and Hyundai both have Alloy Wheels and All-Season Tires.  Prius has a 15 Wheel Dimension, Sonata Hybrid has a 16 Wheel Dimension.

The Clear Choice - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid