2015 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2015 Honda Accord

News for West Michigan Drivers Shopping for a 2015 Hyundai Sonata..

Drivers shopping for their next sedan in West Michigan have no shortage of options available, and the 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a particular appeal to it. Hyundai has been revising their reputation in recent years, and some of the higher trims of the Sonata make the case that this is a new, more competitive Hyundai thanks to amenities like a rearview camera, Hyundai Blue Link telematics, and a 5-inch touchscreen interface. But the basic Sonata SE doesn’t come with those features; in fact, it’s pretty simple. It comes with air conditioning, power accessories, and cruise control. The one modern feature you’ll find on the SE trim is Bluetooth.

These barebones entry-level trims are pretty common among mid-size sedans, unless you’re looking at the Honda lineup. The 2015 Honda Accord is redefining what drivers think of mid-size sedans, making it onto the Car and Driver’s 10Best list (for the 29th time), and causing drivers and automakers to reconsider what should be thought of as “standard features” on entry-level sedans. The basic Accord LX has been revised year after year for nearly four decades, and you can find the following on every Accord: an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, SMS texting, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, steering wheel-mounted controls for your new technology, and more.

Take a look at the differences between these two models side-by-side in our comparison below, then stop by a West Michigan Honda Dealer for a test drive of the new Accord.

*Car and Driver, January 2015.