2019 Hyundai Sonata vs Toyota Camry

Exterior comparison of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata vs 2019 Toyota Camry sitting back to back

Two of the top midsize cars on the market deserve to be compared against one another: the 2019 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2019 Toyota Camry. At Hyundai Colorado Springs, we believe you should understand what each model offers before making your choice. Looking at the Sonata and Camry, we instantly notice that the 2019 Sonata starts at just about $22,000 while the Toyota Camry will cost a little less than $24,000 to start. Other than the price, we have different aspects that need to be examined in this Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry comparison.


2019 Hyundai Sonata


Exterior view of a 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Sonata Exterior

The new Sonata features exterior dimensions of 191″ L x 73″ W x 58″ H. It also has a curb weight of 3,247 to 3,527 lbs. The front cascading grille is a nice touch. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata 7 exterior color options, you can choose some fun hues to express your personality such as Electric Blue, Lakeside Blue, Machine Gray, Phantom Black, Quartz White Pearl, Scarlet Red, and Symphony Silver. We are particularly fond of the Phantom Black, Scarlet Red and Electric Blue.


Sonata Performance

With our Hyundai Sonata comparison, we have to look at the three engine choices. There is a standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 25/33 mpg. You could opt for the 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Sonata Eco or the 245-horsepower 2-liter inline four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo. The Sonata Eco engine gets the best fuel economy at 28/37 mpg. After looking at the Hyundai vs. Toyota reliability, you see that this model has a lot to offer. All 2019 Sonatas come FWD standard.


Sonata Safety

The Hyundai Sonata is a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and it received Good ratings in all individual crash tests. In addition, the NHTSA awarded five-stars for the overall crash test rating. Standard safety features include lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and a rearview camera. Additional options include adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It's clear to see that the Sonata or Camry both offer top safety protection.


Sonata Interior


Interior view of a 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Inside the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, you have room to fit five people comfortably. In addition, you gain 16 cubic feet of trunk space, which is more than the Camry offers. Standard equipment includes a six-speaker sound system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a USB port and seven-inch touch screen display.

2019 Toyota Camry


Exterior view of a 2019 Toyota Camry

Camry Exterior

The 2019 Camry measures 192-193″ L x 72″ W x 57″ H and a curb weight of 3,241 to 3,572 lbs. With 13 exterior color options, you can choose from Galactic Aqua Mica, Brownstone, Supersonic Red, Ruby Flare Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Blue Streak Metallic, Blue Streak Metallic w/ Midnight Black Metallic Roof/Spoiler, Celestial Silver Metallic w/ Midnight Black Metallic Roof/Spoiler, and Wind Chill Pearl w/ Midnight Black Metallic Roof/Spoiler.


Camry Performance

You have two engine choices and one hybrid powertrain with a 2019 Camry. The standard engine is a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder that earns 29/41 mpg. Upgrading from the standard 2.5L i-4 takes you to a 301-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that offers plenty of acceleration and torque. The V6 is standard on the higher trims. The hybrid engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder. FWD standard on all engine options.


Camry Safety

The new Camry also received a perfect rating from the NHTSA with more complaints however. It is a IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ as well with Good ratings in the individual crash tests. Standard safety equipment includes automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera. You can also choose to include a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert and automatic rearward braking.


Camry Interior


Interior view of a 2019 Toyota Camry

The 2019 Toyota Camry has room for five people, but it has far less trunk space. On most models, there is only 15 cubic feet, but the base model features less than that. Standard features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, USB port and a seven-inch touch screen.


Sonata vs. Camry: Who Comes Out on Top?


We've given you an up close and personal look between the 2019 Hyundai Sonata and the 2019 Toyota Camry. While we know which one is best in our book, we are curious which one you think came out on top. The Sonata vs. Camry comparison illustrates how both models earned strong safety ratings and have a nice selection of engines. The biggest difference you will notice between a Hyundai Sonata vs Toyota Camry is the starting price and the trunk dimensions. To further help you pick between a Hyundai vs. Toyota, you should take the 2019 Sonata for a test drive. You could get a $50 reward just for test driving new 2019 Hyundai models. Stop by Hyundai Colorado Springs to learn more about the Sonata lease deals we have going on right now.

 

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