Red 2019 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Sonata*

Light Blue 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Sonata


2020 Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP

2.5L 191-hp Inline 4-cylinder


2.0L 147 hp Inline 4-cylinder engine
8-speed Automatic


Smartstream® Intelligent Variable (IVT)
32 mpg

Combined MPG

35 mpg

Blind Spot Detection

Premium Cloth

Seating Surfaces

Premium Cloth

2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Deciding between the 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Elantra? If you’re trying to choose between these two eye-catching sedans, you’ve come to the right place! Suntrup Hyundai South has created this guide to walk you through the details of each model to help you decide which Hyundai sedan is the right fit for you. St Louis drivers will enjoy the features and affordability of both.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Pricing

The MSRP of the Elantra vs. Sonata gives the Elantra a leg up amongst the budget-conscious crowd, with a staggeringly low MSRP of $17,700 on the base model. See below for details:

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE: Starting MSRP from $17,700
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata SE: Starting MSRP from $23,400

Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata: Performance and Engine Specs

Affordability is far from the only reason you should consider the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata. Both offer impressive performance metrics. See below for full details on the standard performance specs available on both models:

Standard Engines

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra: 2.0L 147-hp I4 engine able to produce 132 lb-ft of torque
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata: 2.5L 191-hp I4 engine capable of 182 lb-ft of torque


The more powerful Sonata is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the more affordable Elantra has a Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

Fuel Efficiency

No matter which sedan you choose, both offer fuel-saving mpg. The Elantra offers a combined fuel economy of 35 mpg while the Sonata received a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg. You can expect an even more impressive fuel-efficiency in the Hyundai Sonata hybrid that does not currently have a projected fuel-efficiency rating.

Blue 2020 Hyundai Sonata in City

Elantra vs. Sonata: Interior Space & Features

The Hyundai Elantra is more compact and agile on the streets of Oakville than the Sonata. But that means less cargo space, and for families with a lot of baggage, that may be a deterrent to choosing the Elantra. The Sonata has more cargo space and room in the cabin for passengers. Although both have a classic sedan appearance, the Elantra feels a bit sportier inside, making it attractive for some St. Louis drivers. See below for dimensions:

  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra: The 110.2 cubic feet of interior volume adds real comfort and legroom to the Elantra’s six-speaker audio system, 5-inch touchscreen system, split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth®-capable phone system, premium cloth seating, and a rearview camera.
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Sonata, on the other hand, offers 120.4 cubic feet of total interior volume alongside all of the above features and more including a 7-inch color touchscreen display, a blind-spot detection system, metal grain interior accents, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Front Interior

Explore the Hyundai Elantra & Sonata at Suntrup Hyundai South

If you’re still unsure about whether the Hyundai Elantra vs. Sonata is right for you, browse our online inventory for more options! If you’ve already decided on a model, apply for financing to see if you’re approved! Low credit score? Our financial officers are happy to assist you in choosing a financing option that works for you. We’ll even walk you through our Sonata and Elantra lease specials to save even more!

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