Compare the Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry in Illinois

The New Hyundai Sonata vs. the Toyota Camry

Gurnee Hyundai Delves into this Battle of Midsize Sedans

If you are shopping for a midsize car near Arlington Heights, IL, you quickly realize that this segment is full of heavyweights. While SUVs and trucks may come with a lot of fanfare, it is clear that sedans are still a formidable force in the driving landscape.

As you peruse your options, you may find that two competitors frequently find their way to the top of the pack when you are looking at performance and features. The Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry have been fierce rivals in the midsize sedan market for many years. Are you wondering which of these cars reigns supreme? The team at Gurnee Hyundai, located at 6251 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, IL, is here to tell you how the new Sonata compares against the 2021 Toyota Camry to decide which car is the better value for shoppers throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

The Hyundai Sonata Has Better Warranty Coverage

There's nothing like taking your daily commute to Des Plaines, IL with the peace of mind knowing that you are covered against unexpected mechanical failures. It's a good feeling to know that the manufacturer has your back. In the area of warranty coverage, the Hyundai Sonata is superior to the Toyota Camry.

The Sonata comes with a five-year/60,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty, as compared to a three-year/36,000-mile warranty for the Camry. The powertrain warranty is more of the same. The Sonata comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty while the Camry carries a five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

The Hyundai Sonata Comes Out on Top in the Realm of Interior Space

When you are making your drive to various locales around the Kenosha, WI area, it is probably important to you that you have supreme comfort in your driving experience. One key component of comfort is interior space. In that area, the Sonata comes out as the clear winner over the Toyota Camry. The Sonata offers front seat passengers almost two inches more of headroom. Front seat passengers also get four more inches of legroom in the Sonata. On a long commute or trip, that extra space could be pivotal to your comfort.

The Hyundai Sonata also offers drivers more trunk space than the Toyota Camry. You get 16 cubic feet of cargo room in the Sonata, as compared to 15.1 cubic feet in the Camry.

Do You Want Engine Options? The Hyundai Sonata Gives You More!

Not everyone wants the same kind of driving experience when they are cruising the streets of Waukegan, IL. While some drivers want a commuter-friendly experience, others want to crank up the acceleration. The Hyundai Sonata offers more options to every kind of driver. The Sonata comes with three engine choices:

  • Standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque)
  • Available 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque)
  • Available 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque)

The Camry only offers two engine options and the most powerful option they have is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers considerably less torque than the one you would find the Sonata. The Camry's V6 engine only offers 267 pound-feet of torque. When you want a car that offers speed off the line, the Sonata is the best bet.

Technology and Safety

The Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Camry both offer a wealth of standard safety features to help drivers be more vigilant in all of their journeys. Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. The Sonata does have the advantage of coming standard with the Driver Attention Warning feature which alerts you if you are becoming drowsy at the wheel. The Camry doesn't have this feature.

When it comes to technology, both the Sonata and Camry come standard with connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The Sonata, however, comes available with a 10.3-inch touchscreen to house the infotainment system, while the Camry can only muster an available nine-inch screen. In comparison, the Sonata's base touchscreen in eight inches, while the Camry's is only seven.

The available 12-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System is another advantage that the Hyundai Sonata has over its competitor from the Toyota brand. Long trips can be a lot more palatable when you have crystal clear sound reproduction of your favorite tunes.

The Hyundai Sonata Beats Out the Toyota Camry

While both vehicles are great midsize sedan options, the Hyundai Sonata is the clear winner over the Toyota Camry. If you still find yourself wanting a Toyota Camry, or other Toyota vehicle, don't hesitate to check out our used Toyota inventory. Regardless of which sedan you choose, when you shop with Gurnee Hyundai it's easy to apply for a car loan online to get a head start on your buying process.

Schedule your test drive of a Hyundai Sonata with the team at Gurnee Hyundai, in Gurnee, IL, today, so you can experience why this car is so popular with other drivers in the area.

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