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2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Washington, DC

And the Winner is... the 2017 Honda Accord!

There’s no denying that the midsize sedan segment is overcrowded with choices. Some are clearly better than others, and while you could spend all weekend doing research, let us save you some time! We at Honda of Chantilly have done the work for you with our 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Washington, DC, comparison, so you can see all the reasons why the Accord should be your new ride!

No matter where you’re going, you need a powerful engine to get you there, and both the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata give you two choices. Both of these midsize sedans come standard with a 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower, but the one in the Accord edges out the Sonata with 181 lb.-ft. of torque compared to only 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Higher trim levels of the Accord have a thrilling V6 engine under its hood, which ups the ante to 278 horsepower. While the Sonata offers a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine upgrade, it only manages to produce 245 horsepower.

Our side-by-side look at the 2017 Honda Accord vs the 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Washington, DC, also compares exterior features. When you drive the Accord during inclement weather, your visibility is never compromised, thanks to standard LED fog lights. You won’t find fog lights of any kind on the Sonata. The Accord also comes standard with LED taillights, which are only offered on the top trim level of the Sonata. And, for even more visibility, you’ll find that the Accord has LED headlights on top trims, but the Sonata only has HID Xenon headlights on it's highest option.

Moving on to the inside, you’ll remain comfortable in the 2017 Accord due to the standard Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. You’ll only find such a feature on top trims of the 2017 Sonata. For exciting tech, the Accord has two available displays, the standard 7.7-inch i-MID screen and the available 7-inch touchscreen. You’ll only find one display on the Sonata, the 7-inch touchscreen. When you want to discover some new tunes, only the Accord comes standard with Pandora® radio1, while, in fact, you won’t find it on any trim level of the Sonata. 

The Honda Accord also prevails when it comes to innovative safety features. While both have a rearview camera as standard, the Accord kicks visibility up a notch with its Multi-Angle Rearview Camera2, which shows you a normal, wide, and top-down view of what’s behind you when reversing. The Sonata’s rearview camera only shows you one view. And, in terms of eliminating your blind spot, only the Accord has Honda LaneWatch™3, which streams a live feed of any vehicles or objects on the right side of the vehicle.

Here at Honda of Chantilly, we know you’ll fall in love with all of what the Accord has to offer, and we think this head-to-head between the 2017 Honda Accord vs the 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Washington, DC, proves just how exceptional the Accord really is. We’re open seven days a week, so stop by any time to take this midsize sedan for a test drive.


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2 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

3 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.

2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Washington, DC

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