2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata
2023 Hyundai Elantra


2023 Hyundai Sonata

Starting MSRP

33/42 mpg

Standard EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage city/highway

28/38 mpg

Smart Cruise Control

147 hp

Standard Horsepower

191 hp
132 lb-ft

Standard Torque

181 lb-ft
99.4 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

104.4 cubic feet
14.2 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

16.0 cubic feet

When you need a reliable, fuel-efficient sedan for your Austin commutes, there’s nothing like a Hyundai sedan. With so many options, though, it can be difficult to decide which Hyundai sedan is right for you. In this guide, South Point Hyundai walks through the differences between two of the most popular Hyundai sedans in Dripping Springs: the 2023 Hyundai Elantra and the 2023 Hyundai Sonata. Learn more about the Elantra vs. Sonata starting prices, engine options, and more to see which will match your daily driving style best. 

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra: Starting Price

Whether you choose the Hyundai Elantra or Sonata, you’re sure to find a Hyundai sedan that fits your budget. Both start at an accessible price and are filled to the brim with advanced comfort, tech, and safety features. The Sonata does start at a slightly higher price than the Elantra due to its larger size and engines that pack a little more punch. That said, either Hyundai sedan can become even more affordable when you check out South Point Hyundai’s new vehicle specials.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Starting MSRP

  • 2023 Hyundai Elantra – $20,500
  • 2023 Hyundai Sonata – $24,950

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance

When comparing the Elantra vs. Sonata engines, the two Hyundai sedans are good for different reasons. For Bastrop drivers interested in enhanced performance and a punchy ride, they might consider the Hyundai Sonata to be the winner, with its higher-horsepower engine options. But, if you’re a driver who cares more about fuel economy, the Hyundai Elantra is the clear winner, the standard inline 4-cylinder having the best fuel efficiency in the bunch. See the details for all the different available engines and see which meets your needs best: 

2023 Hyundai Elantra Engines

Standard 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 147 hp
  • 132 lb-ft of torque
  • 33 city mpg / 42 highway mpg

Available 1.6L Direct Injection 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 201 hp
  • 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city mpg / 36 highway mpg

2023 Hyundai Sonata Engines

Standard 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 191 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city mpg / 38 highway mpg

Available 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 180 hp
  • 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 27 city mpg / 37 highway mpg

Available 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 290 hp
  • 311 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 city mpg / 33 highway mpg

In addition to these traditional gas engines, these Hyundai sedans also are available as hybrid models. See our inventory of Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models to enhance your fuel efficiency even further.

2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra: Interior Dimensions

Either of these impressive Hyundai sedans will offer ample passenger and cargo space for its class. That said, the Hyundai Sonata does have a little more room than the Elantra. See the dimensions below: 

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Passenger Volume / Maximum Cargo Space

  • 2023 Hyundai Elantra – 99.4 cubic feet / 14.2 cubic feet
  • 2023 Hyundai Sonata – 104.4 cubic feet / 16.0 cubic feet

See the Hyundai Elantra or Sonata at South Point Hyundai!

Now that you know all the differences between the Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata, compare the Hyundai sedans for yourself when you set up a test drive in Austin! Contact South Point Hyundai and our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through all the features and options for your favorite Hyundai sedan. 


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