Because the 2019 Sonata has a smaller turning radius than the Accord, it will be easier for Sonata drivers to negotiate small spaces, such as those encountered in city driving and parking lots.
Brakes are one of a car’s most important safety components. Sonata owners will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their car has a better braking system than the Accord. Recent testing shows the Sonata was able to come to a complete stop from 60 mph in 119 feet. The Accord needed 112 feet to accomplish this task.
The Sonata was engineered to have an extremely quiet cabin that shields occupants from road and wind noise. The Accord is relatively quiet at slow speeds, but once it reaches highway speeds, the passengers will hear wind noise and tire noise.
No other automaker can beat Hyundai’s warranty. The 2019 Sonata includes a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Accord comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
In The End
We think the 2019 Hyundai Sonata and the 2019 Honda Accord are both exceptional cars. But when you examine categories such as price, cabin noise, interior space, brakes and the warranty, it’s easy to see that the 2019 Sonata wins this competition.