2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata

2022 Hyundai Elantra


2022 Hyundai Sonata

$19,850* MSRP

Starting Price

$24,150* MSRP
33/43 mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG city/highway

28/38 mpg

Smart Cruise Control

147 hp


191 hp
132 lb-ft


181 lb-ft
99.4 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

104.4 cubic feet
14.2 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

16 cubic feet

Have you found yourself doing a Hyundai sedan comparison? We don’t blame you. You can’t really make a bad choice, whether you pick the Hyundai Elantra or Sonata or some other Hyundai sedan. What’s the difference between the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata? We want our Folsom customers to make an informed choice, so we’ve put together the detailed, side by side 2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata comparison below.


2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra – Starting Price

Price is one difference between the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata. The starting MSRP of the Elantra is a little lower than the Sonata. That makes sense, as the Sonata is the larger vehicle with the more powerful engine. However, most Sacramento households will find either car affordable, especially when they take advantage of our new vehicle specials.

  • 2022 Hyundai Elantra – $19,850
  • 2022 Hyundai Sonata – $24,150

Hyundai Sedan Comparison – Passenger and Cargo Space

Both cars have plenty of room on the inside. But the Sonata has a little more. Here are the dimensions:

  • 2022 Hyundai Elantra – 99.4 cubic feet / 14.2 cubic feet
  • 2022 Hyundai Sonata – 104.4 cubic feet / 16.0 cubic feet

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata – Power and Performance

Power is another difference between the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata.The Sonata squeezes a little more horsepower out of the inline four-cylinder engine that is under the hood of both sedans. But either car will get you where you want to go with ease. Here are the specs:

2022 Hyundai Elantra – Horsepower and Torque

  • Horsepower – 147 hp
  • Torque – 132 lb-ft

2022 Hyundai Sonata – Horsepower and Torque

  • Horsepower – 191 hp
  • Torque – 181 lb-ft

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata – Gas Mileage

You’ll be making fewer stops at Rancho Cordova gas stations, whether you opt for the Elantra or Sonata. The Elantra does the best here, with an incredible 43 miles per gallon on the highway. Here are the EPA estimates:

2022 Hyundai Elantra 

  • SE – 33/43 mpg
  • SEL – 31/41 mpg
  • N Line – 28/36 mpg
  • Limited – 31/41 mpg

2022 Hyundai Sonata 

  • SE – 28/38 mpg
  • SEL – 27/37 mpg
  • SEL Plus – 27/37 mpg
  • N Line – 23/33 mpg
  • Limited – 27/37 mpg
  • N Line Night – 23/33 mpg

Check Out the Elantra and Sonata at Folsom Lake Hyundai of Folsom

Why not do your own Hyundai sedan comparison at our dealership, where you can take both cars for a test drive? And, if you’d like to do even more research, check out our other car buying tips. We’re just down the road from El Dorado Hills, so drop by or contact us today.


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