Compare The Hyundai Sonata vs. The Toyota Camry

The Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Camry are two of the most popular models in the midsize-car class, and both have a lot to offer. However, shoppers in the Mobile, AL area will find that several small advantages of the Hyundai Sonata make a huge difference. To help with your car search, we have outlined how the cars compare in several important areas.


The Hyundai Sonata's starting price is nearly $2,000 less than that of the Toyota Camry, so you save money right off the bat. Plus, the Hyundai Sonata comes with a warranty that covers you for much longer than the Toyota Camry's, so you'll be able to drive with peace of mind and spend less on repairs.


Higher horsepower and torque specs makes for a more confident ride for Gulfport drivers. You'll accelerate more quickly and find that your car is more capable of handling poor road conditions. With both models you'll have some choices to make in terms of engines.

  • The Hyundai Sonata has three engine options, a 2.4-liter I4, a 1.6-liter I4, and a 2.0-liter I4. The Toyota Camry comes with a 2.5-liter I4, and the option to upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6.
  • Twin-scroll Turbo technology gives the 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter Hyundai Sonata engines specs that keep up with the larger engines of the Toyota Camry. For instance, the 1.6-liter manages 195 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpms, which beats the 184 pound-feet at 5,000 rpms of the 2.5-liter Camry engine.
  • The 2.0-liter Hyundai Sonata engine bests the similar-sized engine of the Camry and provides better acceleration than the V6 Camry engine. The two have similar peak torque output specs, but the Camry only reaches those numbers at 4,700 rpms; the Hyundai Sonata has peak torque ready at 1,350 rpms.
  • Design

    By saving size with the engine, the Hyundai Sonata has more cabin room for passengers and cargo. It has more cubic feet of trunk storage than the Toyota Camry, and it comes standard with 60/40 folding rear seats that make it easier to store longer items. The rear seats of the base model Toyota Camry do not fold down.

    Additionally, the Hyundai Sonata has 106 cubic feet of passenger room while the Toyota Camry sits at 100 cubic feet. This advantage is most noticeable in the leg, head and shoulder room for front seat passengers. Tall Mobile drivers will find longer road trips less cramped in the Hyundai Sonata.



    Ocean Springs shoppers will see a lot of similarities in the technology and safety features of both cars, but the Hyundai Sonata goes above and beyond with theirs. Both models are available with safety features like lane keep assist and automatic high beams, but the Hyundai Sonata comes standard with blind spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert. This feature helps in all types of situations, and it is available in two trim levels of the Toyota Camry, but only as part of a pricey package.

    Both cars have 7 or 8-inch touchscreen displays for the infotainment system that handles music, navigation, and other apps from your smartphone. Connecting to this system in the Hyundai Sonata is easy no matter how technologically skilled you are, thanks to Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto compatibility. The Toyota Camry uses its own system that isn't quite as easy to operate.

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