2019 Hyundai Elantra


2019 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Looking for an affordable, reliable sedan to get you from the Denver area to your destination of choice? Hyundai drivers have been comparing the 2019 Elantra vs. Sonata with regularity. Both vehicles come at a lower cost, equipped with a number of standard comforts and technologies, with excellent fuel economy to keep cost-of-ownership low. Compare these two models in-depth, review our new Elantra inventory and new Sonata selection, and visit our Golden dealership to experience the difference first-hand!

2019 Hyundai Elantra


2019 Hyundai Sonata


Starting MSRP

29 mpg city/38 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

26 mpg city/35 mpg highway
2.0L 147-hp I4 Engine


2.0L 185-hp I4 Engine
6-speed automatic


6-speed automatic

Blind Spot Detection

Premium Cloth

Seating Surfaces

Premium Cloth

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Starting Price

Both Sonata and Elantra provide a number of driver-centric benefits, but chiefly among them is affordable pricing. The Elantra, in particular, comes in at an especially low price, more than $5,000 cheaper than the Sonata. Here’s the range in pricing for both vehicles from base to highest trim level:

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra SE: Starting MSRP from $17,200
  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Starting MSRP from $22,700
  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata SE: Starting MSRP from $22,500
  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T: Starting MSRP from $32,100

Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance Specs 

Affordability doesn’t translate into weak performance for either the Elantra or Sonata – just take a look at their performance specs. Engine, transmission, fuel economy, and more all factor into both models:

  • Engine: The 2019 Elantra comes equipped with a 2.0L 147-hp I4 engine delivering 132 lb-ft of torque. Sonata provides a bit more power thanks to a 2.0L 185-hp I4 engine that produces 178 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: Each model comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • MPG Ratings: Impressive fuel economy ratings come with both models discussed here. The Elantra earns an EPA-estimated 29/38 mpg (city/highway) rating, while the Sonata gets an EPA-estimated 26/35 mpg (city/highway) rating.

Elantra vs. Sonata: Interior Space & Features 

When it comes to interior space, the Hyundai Sonata provides more passenger room, featuring 122.4 cubic feet of space, compared to 110.2 cubic feet of interior volume in the Elantra. The Sonata offers a bit more in the way of interior features too, though both vehicles offer an impressive range of amenities:

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra: The Elantra delivers an interior featuring a six-speaker audio system, 5-inch touchscreen system, split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth®-capable phone system, premium cloth seating, and a rearview camera.
  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata: The Hyundai Sonata adds to these features with a 7-inch color touchscreen display, blind spot detection system, metal grain interior accents, and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™.

Compare Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra at Planet Hyundai! 

Have you decided which model fits your unique Arvada driving needs best? Review our Elantra and Sonata inventories or read up on Elantra reviews, and contact us to feel the difference first-hand. Here, you’ll meet our knowledgeable sales team, friendly finance experts, and experienced service personnel located just a short drive from Lakewood. We’re sure to find you a vehicle you love today!

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