Conveniently located in the Chicago Area, Gregory Hyundai is standing by to help with all your car buying needs. In the market for a new commuter car? Something with good gas mileage, that’s easy to maneuver yet still gives you all the current tech and convenience advancements. We’ve put together a comparison of two good options: The 2020 Hyundai Accent and the Chevrolet Sonic both have similar features, so here are some things to know before jumping into your new car purchase.
Powertrain & Fuel Efficiency
The Accent’s 1.6L engine produces 120 horsepower and 113 lb. ft. of torque which is below the 1.4L Turbocharged engine that the Sonic is equipped with that produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque.
The Sonic gets 26 mpg City / 34 mpg Highway, which at first seems quite impressive. However, it pales in comparison to the 33 mpg City / 41 mpg Highway that the Accent provides. Making the Accent the better option, by far, when it comes to getting the optimal fuel efficiency and saving the most at each fill up.
The infotainment features that the Accent and Sonic provide help elevate every drive to a whole new level of awesome. With available premium 6-speaker sound systems, 7” touchscreen displays, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, blaring your album of choice on your way to work was never this easy. Worried about running out of battery on your phone for the drive home? The Accent and Sonic have the solution for you there as well with their available USB and Auxiliary ports for all your devices. The Accent goes one step farther by adding 2 12V DC Power Outlets to that line up.
Both the Accent and Sonic have available Keyless Entry features, however the Accent also has an available Remote Release for the Smart Trunk Proximity Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel feature.
Along with technical conveniences, the Accent also has a smaller turning radius of 33.5 feet versus the Sonic’s 36.1 feet turning radius, making the Accent the vehicle of choice in tight quarters.
Style and Comfort
The Accent offers automatic air conditioning whereas it is a manual system in the Sonic. However, both commuter cars offer heated bucket seats to ensure that every ride is a comfortable one.
Both compact cars have their own unique styling inside and out. If you are looking for a laid back, easy going look and feel, the Sonic is the car for you. On the other hand, the Accent looks and feels more streamlined, classy, and high-end.
Although both vehicles provide a simple, yet functional commuter car option, the Accent has many features that cannot be found in the Sonic. Along with the astoundingly higher fuel efficiency, it’s sure to make the perfect new commuter car for your drive to and from work. Don’t wait another day to start saving money at the pump. Come down and see us at Gregory Hyundai to start each day with everything you need in your new compact car.