2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata

If you are looking for the perfect four-door sedan, then chances are you have strongly considered the Toyota Camry. You can see how it stacks up to the competition with this 2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata comparison. Let’s see which manufacturer makes the better four-door option.

When it comes to looks, both sedans have their own unique style, but the Camry looks more aggressive, bold, and fun. Look at the side-by-side here to see which one you would rather have in your driveway. Let’s see how they compare with this chart. For the sake of comparison, we decided to take the best that both vehicles have to offer. For the Toyota Camry we went with the top of the line XSE trim, and for the Sonata Limited trim, and we picked the top engine option for both.

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2017 Toyota Camry VS 2017 Hyundai Sonata
3.5-liter V6 Engine 2.0-liter I4 Turbo
268 Max Horsepower 245
21/31 City/Highway MPG 22/31
38.9” Rear Legroom 35.6”

How the 2017 Toyota Camry compares to the competition

What a difference in engines here. The top of the line Sonata only offers customers a small 2.0-liter engine with 4 cylinders, whereas the Camry XSE gives customers the power of a real V6 with 3.5 liters of displacement. The big difference here comes in the horsepower department. With 23 extra horsepower, you will really be able to feel the difference with the powerful Camry XSE.

At first that turbo in the Sonata may sound impressive, but a turbo can often create considerable lag especially on a small engine like a 2.0-liter. In some cases, turbos are added to small engines in an effort to give them better efficiency, but as you can see, there is very little efficiency gained.

The rear legroom difference is worth mentioning too. Here the Toyota Camry comes out well ahead of the Hyundai Sonata by providing well over 3 inches of extra legroom. Trust us, your back row passengers will appreciate the legroom especially after a long trip.

The 2017 Toyota Camry has a total of four models to choose from including the XSE that we used for comparison here. On top of these four regular models, the Camry also offers three hybrid Camry models, which is three more than the Sonata offers. That’s right, there isn’t a hybrid Sonata option for 2017.

After looking at all this information, and considering that the Toyota Camry offers a sporty interior, smart safety features, and a huge variety of technology options, the 2017 Toyota Camry is the clear choice above all competitors especially the 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

2017 Toyota Camry two tone interior with infotainment center and steering wheel
2017 Toyota Camry black seats with red stitching
2017 Toyota Camry syncing with a device
2017 Toyota Camry infotainment interior center and dash

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