Compare 2018 Toyota Camry SE vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE

2018 Toyota Camry SE vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE
2018 Toyota Camry SE 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE
  203 hp 185 hp
  28/39 25/36
  184 lb.-ft. 178 lb.-ft.

2018 Toyota Camry SE vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE

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Compared to other categories of vehicles such as SUV/crossover and minivans, sedans stand out in term of better fuel economy. They do better in populated cities than their bigger cousins in term of maneuverability. They are also a good choice for moms and dads who are looking for a vehicle for their college kids. A four door vehicle is definitely a must if you are going to have a baby or planning to have one in the near future.

2018 will be an exciting year for the sedan market when manufacturers launch their new models. Two of the big competitors in this category are Toyota and Hyundai. Hyundai came out with a new design for their sedan Sonata this year. But can their new battle horse beat the brand new 2018 Toyota Camry in the race for the best sedan? Let's take a look at what these two car makers have to offer.


Both the Camry and the Sonata come with an inline four cylinder engine and front wheel driver. In term of power, the Camry does better with with a 203 Horse power engine versus a 185 Horse Power engine in the Sonata. The Toyota Camry also does better with an 8-speed transmission compared to the 6-speed transmission in the Hyundai Sonata. Surprisingly, the Camry has smaller fuel tank (16 gal) compared to the 18.5 gal fuel tank in the Sonata. This means the Camry is more environment friendly. Despite of having a stronger engine, the Camry actually comes out on top of the Sonata in tern of fuel economy: 28 city/39 highway mpg on the Camry SE vs. 25 city/36 highway mpg on the Sonata SE.

Interior Features

Both sedans come with the same level of equipment. Bluetooth and keyless ignition are also available on both models. However, Toyota packed a surprise for their customers. Their Camry SE comes with a standard navigation system while you will have to pay more to get one on the Sonata.

Safety Features

When choosing a new car, safety should be the an important factor all customers should consider in their purchase because nothing is more valuable than life. Not much was added to the Sonata safety system this year compared to last year. However, the Camry outshines its competitors with important features which includes an advanced airbag system. The seat belts for the driver and all passengers come with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) system and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) system. To protect your child from accidentally opening the rear door from the inside, the Camry comes with a child-protector rear door lock.

If you want to test drive the brand new 2018 Toyota Camry SE and see its amazing features in person, come down to us to have a look at what this beauty of the sedan line has to offer. From the outside to the inside, from the money saving engine to the safety features, you will not be disappointed.

* 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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