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Vehicle Comparisons:
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016-nissan-altimaThe 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata are two of the leading sedans in their class. Upon first glance, you’d see that these two vehicles are extremely similar. They are alike in most performance aspects, virtually identical in size, and both come equipped with most of the same features and amenities. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the 2016 Nissan Altima has a few advantages in key places. Find out just what they are and how drivers like you in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown areas can see these advantages in person.

Nissan Altima Fuel Efficiency vs. Hyundai Sonata Fuel Efficiency

In an ever-changing economy where gas prices can change on a weekly or even daily basis, having a vehicle with a reliable fuel economy is highly desirable. With an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city and an EPA-estimated 39 miles per gallon on the highway, the 2016 Nissan Altima provides extremely high bang for your buck at the fuel pump.

Unfortunately, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata falls a little short at only an EPA-estimated 25/38 miles per gallon city/highway. Clearly, the 2016 Nissan Altima has the decided edge in fuel efficiency.

Nissan Altima Transmission vs. Hyundai Sonata Transmission

A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is an automatic transmission that, unlike other transmissions, moves smoothly through a multitude of gear ratios. This type of transmission doesn’t divert as much power from the engine, giving the engine better performance and efficiency. Additionally, it offers smoother gear transitions than other mechanical transmissions. The CVT comes standard on each trim of the 2016 Nissan Altima.

The only available transmission on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a six-speed, shiftable automatic. While the Sonata’s transmission is practical and utile, it doesn’t offer the benefits of the CVT found in the 2016 Nissan Altima.

Nissan Altima Interior vs. Hyundai Sonata Interior

2016-nissan-altima-interiorAs noted before, the dimensions of these two vehicles is virtually identical, and that includes interior space. The dimensions between the Nissan Altima vs. the Hyundai Sonata in terms of legroom and headroom for all passengers is extremely close, often only fractions of an inch in difference either way. Both are roomy for their class, offering more than 115 cubic feet of interior volume.

However, one of the more glaring differences in interior space of the 2016 Nissan Altima is in the back seat. The 2016 Nissan Altima offers 36.1 inches of legroom compared to only 35.6 for the Sonata. While this may not seem like much, it allows extra room and maneuverability for not only rear seat passengers, but larger items like car seats, groceries, and pets.

Test Drive the 2016 Nissan Altima at Montgomeryville Nissan

Drivers in Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown looking for a reliable sedan with good safety ratings, technologically innovative features, and a sleek design will have a tough time deciding between the 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. Both are class leaders worthy of attention. However, if a spacious interior and transmission performance are among your highest priorities, the choice is clear.

Stop by Montgomeryville Nissan and check out the 2016 Nissan Altima and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff members set you up on a test drive. Contact us today!