2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 hyundai sonata and 2018 nissan altima side by side rear view

With the rise of crossover SUVs, it takes a lot more for a family sedan to make people stop and pay attention. Fortunately for drivers near Denver, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata does just that.

With a host of new features and touches for the 2018 model year, the 2018 Sonata delivers a combination of sophisticated style and everyday convenience.

The Sonata offers the perfect sedan for families of all sizes and needs thanks to a number of available engine options, advanced safety technology, a comfortable and spacious interior and so much more.

See how the 2018 Hyundai Sonata stacks up against another of the most popular sedans on the market: the 2018 Nissan Altima.

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Nissan Altima

$22,050 Starting MSRP $23,140
185 horsepower  Power 179 horsepower 
Standard Blind Spot Detection No
7-inch Color Touchscreen Infotainment System Size 5-inch

2018 Hyundai Sonata Golden CO

The first difference between the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Nissan Altima is the price. Drivers can enjoy a base model Sonata for nearly $1,000 less. Think of what you can do with an extra $1,000.

You'll get plenty of options with both the Sonata and the Altima, however, the Sonata offers more engine options (3) than the Altima (2).

Additionally, the Sonata offers a number of features in the base model you just won't find in the Altima, including a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system, standard Blind Spot Monitoring, standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, alloy wheels and more.

The exterior style of the Sonata stands out, as well, with upgrades to the front fascia, grille, LED lights and more. The interior is luxurious, too, offering a number of high-tech standard and available features. 

Another difference between the Sonata and the Altima is the amount of space passengers and drivers will enjoy. The Sonata features a greater cargo capacity (16.3 cubic feet vs. 15.4 cubic feet) and more passenger volume (122.4 cubic feet vs. 117.3 cubic feet).

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata at Planet Hyundai of Golden, CO!

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Gets Top Safety Pick+ Award From IIHS

Hyundai has built a solid reputation for safety and innovation throughout its entire lineup of vehicles. The amount of time and effort put toward safety and security can be seen in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. The overall quality and safety of the Sonata have received a lot of attention, leading to the 2018 Hyundai Sonata being named a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety (IIHS). Read more about the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation and why the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a great pick.

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