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2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Comparison image of a white 2018 Nissan Altima and a gray 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Are you searching for a new mid-size sedan that is able to offer a combination of excellent engine performance and great fuel economy? If so, there are several excellent mid-size sedan options for you to explore, especially in the Kansas City, KS area. Two of the best options that customers are likely to come across are the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Both of these mid-size sedans feature engines that offer great performance and fuel economy. Let’s take a look at which option is the better choice for customers!

The best way to discover which of these two excellent mid-size sedans is the better option is by conducting a model comparison. This comparison will focus on the differences between each sedan’s engine options. Both models offer two engine options each that customers are sure to love. For more information on how these two vehicles match up against one another, contact the staff at Fenton Nissan of Legends today!



Base Engine Specifications

2018 Nissan Altima

versus

2018 Hyundai Sonata

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine Base Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine
179 Horsepower Engine Power 185-Horsepower
177 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 178 Pound-Feet
27 MPG / 38 MPG* Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 25 MPG / 36 MPG

*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima 2.5 S, SV, SL Trims: 27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Get the 2018 Nissan Altima in Kansas City KS

The table above highlights the specifications for the base engine options for the 2018 Nissan Altima and 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Both engine options are very competitive in the highlighted categories. The 2018 Sonata has a slight advantage in engine power, while the 2018 Altima has an advantage in fuel economy. Both options offer basically identical engine torque. The table below provides that same specification information for each model’s secondary engine option. In this case, the 2018 Altima wins out or matches the 2018 Sonata in every category except city fuel economy.

Secondary Engine Specifications

2018 Nissan Altima

versus

2018 Hyundai Sonata

3.5L V6 Engine Secondary Engine 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine
270 Horsepower Engine Power 245 Horsepower
251 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 260 Pound-Feet
22 MPG / 32 MPG** Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 23 MPG / 32 MPG

**2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim: 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

If you are interested in learning more about the tremendous engine performance offered by the 2018 Nissan Altima, please visit Fenton Nissan of Legends today! Our team is here to answer any questions that you may have. Stop by our Kansas City, KS location today!