2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Drivetrain Warranty: 10 yr./100,000 mi.
Front Leg Room: 46.1 in.
Adaptive cruise control: Standard

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2020 Nissan Altima

Drivetrain Warranty: 5 yr./60,000 mi.
Front Leg Room: 43.8 in.
Adaptive cruise control: Available on other styles

2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Nissan Altima

Serving Memphis, TN

The Hyundai Sonata has always been a popular car. But in 2020, it returns to the market better than ever with a full design change for the latest model year. Now, the Sonata proudly features a modern and artfully-designed exterior that is matched to an equally appealing interior complete with several updated and now-standard technology features. Many driver-assist safety aids are now standard on the Sonata as well. A smooth, compliant ride and overall good value for the money are other highlights of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. One vehicle that the Sonata competes with is the 2020 Nissan Altima. However, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata ranks #4 among midsize sedans, while the 2020 Nissan Altima only takes the #8 spot. From aesthetics to safety, the Sonata has many advantages over its rival.


Inside and out, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a striking profile and a high-end design. Although appearances can sometimes be deceiving, that’s certainly not the case with the 2020 Sonata, which is all around just as enjoyable as it appears. The Sonata gets a sportier and more aerodynamic look this year with a more aggressive and chiseled design for its front grille and daytime running lights that stretch over the hood. LED headlights, which are standard on the base trim, add to the Sonata’s distinctive profile. This year’s sporty coupe design gives the sedan an overall more grown-up look. The interior of the Sonata is well-appointed with a surprising number of standard amenities and high-end features for the price. The 2020 Nissan, in contrast, does not get a full design change this year. Its exterior carries over mostly unchanged from the year before. Its comparably, outdated interior has fewer quality materials and offers a less comfortable ride overall.

Safety & Technology

Safety and technology are other vital areas where the 2020 Sonata excels. Even the base trim comes with an eight-inch infotainment display screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The base trim also gets several standard safety features that include lane-keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-center assist. A digital instrument cluster is standard starting with the second trim, which also gets a wireless charging pad and a USB charging port in the back row. With a package, you can update to a 12-speaker Bose sound system, too. A technology package on the SEL Plus adds a 10.25-inch touchscreen display and navigation. The Limited adds a panoramic parking camera. Nissan, in contrast, has fewer standard safety features. You have to pay more for many features that are standard on the Hyundai.


For performance, you have two engine options with the 2020 Sonata. The base engine is a 2.5L with four cylinders that produce up to 191 HP and over 180 LB-FT of torque. The higher-end trims get a sportier and more robust 1.6L engine with turbo-charged capabilities. This engine generates up to 180 HP and 195 LB-FT of torque. The base engine of the Nissan Altima produces less power and has limited drivetrain options.

If you would like to experience the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, please visit our local Hyundai dealership for a test drive! Our Hyundai specialists will assist you with any questions or concerns. For more information, be sure to contact us today!

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