The 2014 Hyundai Sonata MPG Comes Up Short

February 9th, 2014 by

AccordFeature3Looking for a new midsize car around West Michigan? You might be looking at a vehicle like the 2014 Hyundai Sonata, particularly for its mpg rating or fuel economy.

While we at West Michigan Honda Dealers will admit that the Sonata is a bit enticing, if you want state-of-the-art features, a great fuel economy, and a great sedan, you want the 2014 Honda Accord.

Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at how the numbers compare.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

With the prices of gas never seeming to stop their steady climb upwards, fuel efficiency has become a pretty big deal. That said, we think that Honda engineers have done a great job combatting the rising fuel prices with more efficient engines.

For instance, did you know that the 2014 Honda Accord LX with continuously variable transmission gets an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg?* Those are some pretty solid numbers, and they just make an even better case for choosing the Accord over the Sonata. The Sonata only gets 35 highway mpg and 24 city mpg. Those savings will add up, especially if you do a lot of city driving.

That’s Not All

You may have heard that Honda has redefined “standard features” for the modern auto era, and it’s true. The 2013 Honda lineup included many new technology features that drivers are still getting on 2014 models—features that many automakers expect you to upgrade for. Here’s just a short list:

  • Expanded view driver’s mirror
  • Touchscreen infotainment system (Honda’s i-MID)
  • Built-in rearview camera
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio

And again, those are just some of them. Comparable features are available on the Sonata, but if you want to equip it just like the Accord, you’ll have to upgrade.

Test Drive the Accord Today

If you want to see this efficient sedan in action, you owe it to yourself to take one for a test drive. Don’t forget that the 2014 Accord is available as a sedan or a coupe, and we also have efficient hybrid models available—both a plug-in hybrid and a traditional design—so you have plenty to choose from.

Stop by a West Michigan Honda Dealer today and ask to take an Accord for a spin. We think you’ll be glad you made the trip.

 

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.

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