If you're in the market for a quality mid-size sedan, you may have narrowed your choices to two popular models, the Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata. Both vehicles offer an affordable starting price, optional hybrid motor, plenty of cargo space, and excellent fuel economy. These two sedans often go head-to-head in comparisons, so which one is best for you? Check out the features for yourself on the 2022 Honda Accord versus the 2022 Hyundai Sonata to decide which sedan fits your needs.

2022 Honda Accord vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata: Trims and Starting Prices

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The 2022 Honda Accord is part of the 10th generation, introduced in 2018, and is available in six main trim levels: LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition (SE), EX-L, Sport 2.0T, and Touring. You can also get the Accord as a hybrid with five trims available: EX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, EX-L, and Touring. The base trim of the 2022 Accord has LED low-beam headlights with automatic on/off, a security system with remote entry and trunk release, taillights with LED brake lights and integrated LED light bars, and body-colored power side mirrors at $26,120.

Moving up to the Sport for $28,580 gives you LED headlights with automatic on/off, LED fog lights, chrome exhaust finishers, a gloss-black decklid spoiler, and gloss black power side mirrors. These power side mirrors are heated in the Sport 2.0T and $30,070 Sport SE trim packages. At $32,440, the EX-L provides body-colored and heated power side mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators and a one-touch power moonroof with a tilt feature. Finally, at $38,050, the Touring adds rain-sensing to the windshield wipers, chrome to the body-colored door handles, and a reverse gear tilt-down feature to the passenger-side mirror.

You can purchase the 2022 Hyundai Sonata in five primary trims: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and N Line. You may also find the limited edition N Line Night trim, which is a stylish blackout packaging of the N Line. A hybrid Sonata is also available in Blue, SEL, and Limited. The $24,350 SE offers LED daytime running lights, LED headlights, LED taillights, and automatic light control. For $25,950, the SEL offers upgrades, such as heated side-mirror-mounted LED turn-signal indicators, hands-free smart trunk release, and a twin-tip single rear exhaust.

The SEL Plus upgrades to black window trim for $31,150. The N Line package features glossy black window surround moldings and N Line unique front and rear fascia for $33,450. At $34,100, the Limited upgrades you to premium LED headlights, full LED taillights, and front and rear parking sensors.

2022 Honda Accord vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata: Performance

The 2022 Honda Accord has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine as its standard powerhouse, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission that garners 192 horsepower. The Accord Sport 2.0T and Touring trims offer increased performance with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission at 252 horsepower. The hybrid options have an inline four-cylinder engine working with a lithium-ion battery and electronic continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors to produce 143 horsepower.

The Accord also offers standard performance features, such as Honda's Eco Assist System, Active Noise Cancellation, hill-start assist, an immobilizer system, and automatic idle-stop. Remote engine start is standard to the Sport 2.0T, Sport SE, EX-L, and Touring trims.

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver 191 horsepower on the Sonata SE and SEL. The Sonata SEL Plus switches the engine to a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to the same transmission for 180 horsepower. On the N Line trim, the engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that gets you 290 horsepower. The hybrid options offer a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for 150 horsepower.

Other standard features on the Sonata include drive mode select, hill-start assist control, and a motor-driven power steering system.

2022 Honda Accord vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata: Interior

Slide into a 2022 Honda Accord, and you'll see just how much attention was spent on the interior design details, making it comfortable and convenient for drivers and passengers alike. The Accord LX offers cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, dual automatic climate control, and an 8-inch touch screen complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibilities. The Accord Sport adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport pedals, a power-adjustable driver's seat, unique seat upholstery, an eight-speaker sound system, and rear-seat USB charging ports.

The Accord Sport SE provides leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable passenger seat. In the EX-L and Sport 2.0T trims, you find a moonroof, driver's seat memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a wireless charging pad, satellite radio, and a premium 10-speaker stereo. The top-of-the-line Accord Touring upgrades you to ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, and a navigation system.

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata SE has a six-speaker sound system and 8-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With the Sonata SEL, you get heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a push-button start. The Accord SEL Plus adds a navigation system and a 12-speaker premium Bose audio system. The Sonata Limited offers a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats, and ambient interior lighting. Finally, the N Line offers N Line-specific styling details, such as a unique sport steering wheel and sport pedals.

When compared head-to-head, the value and style of the 2022 Honda Accord, along with its well-known reliability, make it the perfect choice for a mid-size sedan. When you're ready to check it out in person, reach out to the knowledgeable team at Apple Honda of Hanover. We're here to answer your questions, provide a tour of our showroom, or get you behind the wheel for a test drive. Call us anytime at 877-394-0418, drop us a message on our secure messaging service, or come find us at 1226 Carlisle St. in Hanover.

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