2016 Hyundai Elantra vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Drivers in and around Plymouth, MA looking for a sedan that excels in providing a comfortable, safe, and fuel efficient driving experience with a budget-friendly value should consider the 2016 Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata models. But which model more closely suits your lifestyle? Drivers seeking a compact yet spacious sedan to energize their everyday drive will enjoy the Elantra, while commuting professionals or drivers with a growing family will find the mid-sized Sonata ideal for their daily demands.


Browse our online inventory to find the model that complements your life.

2016 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata: Performance & Efficiency


While both the Elantra and the Sonata offer excellent fuel economy and smooth driving performance to Plymouth, MA area drivers, there a few key differences that drivers should consider so they can find the sedan that is tailored to their needs. The new Elantra and Sonata models are both capable of an impressive 28 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.


Elantra 1.8L 4-cyl.

Elantra 2.0L 4-cyl.


Sonata 2.4L 4-cyl.

Sonata 2.0L 4-cyl.

145 HP @ 6,500 RPM

173 HP @ 6,500 RPM


185 HP @ 6,000 RPM

245 HP @ 6,000 RPM

130 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

154 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 RPM


178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

260 lb.-ft. @ 1,350-4,000 RPM


2016 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata: Pricing & Value


The new Elantra and Sonata models are both excellent choices for budget-conscious drivers in and around Plymouth, MA looking to get more bang for their buck. Below, compare the cost of ownership for the 2016 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata sedans. Hyundai as a brand won Kelley Blue Book's prestigious "Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own" award for 2016, so you can rest assured you will be getting the best value.


2016 Elantra


2016 Sonata


Starting MSRP



Five-Year Cost of Ownership



2016 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata: Safety & Technology


Whether you're driving your friends around town in your new Elantra or embarking on a family outing in your new Sonata, rest assured that both Hyundai models include the modern safety and technology features that will keep your most precious cargo safe. Plymouth, MA area drivers who want to stay in the loop will love the technology available inside the cabin of the Elantra and Sonata.


  • The Elantra and the Sonata both earned a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. The Sonata was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, making it the #1 mid-sized car for safety.
  • The advanced Automatic Emergency Braking system, available on the 2016 Sonata, uses a camera and a radar sensor to detect collisions and automatically apply brake pressure.
  • The Elantra utilizes six airbags to protect passengers, and the Sonata includes six plus an additional driver's knee airbag.
  • Enjoy SiriusXM satellite radio with a complimentary 3-month subscription, and listen to your favorite tunes or talk programs through six speakers.
  • Sync up your trusted Bluetooth® enabled devices and enjoy hands-free, voice-activated communication.

2016 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata: Interior & Exterior Features

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra offers a comfortable, roomy cabin with compact-car styling and will allow Plymouth, MA area drivers the perfect balance between cargo space, passenger room, and fuel efficiency at an affordable value. For family-minded drivers or commuting professionals who need a bit more space and stature, the mid-sized Hyundai Sonata will accommodate their needs with finesse. In fact, the Sonata made Kelley Blue Book's prestigious "Best Family Car" list for 2016.


Test Drive the 2016 Hyundai Elantra or Sonata in Plymouth, MA Today!

 Explore our new vehicle inventory that has all-new Elantra and Sonata models. Call us at (888) 480-3980 or fill out our online contact form to speak with a product specialist or schedule a test drive today!


Hyundai of Plymouth

356 Court Street
Directions Plymouth, MA 02360

  • Sales: (508) 746-3100
  • Service: (508) 927-5214
  • Parts: (508) 927-5212

Make an Inquiry