Need a new ride? Unsure of where to start your hunt for the latest sedan? We know the entire process can be challenging, which is why, here at Hyundai of Louisville, we have made everything that much easier by focusing on two of the top competitors in the sedan segment. We are checking out the 2021 Hyundai Sonata and the 2021 Nissan Altima. The Sonata makes a statement with additional 19-inch wheels, available Safe Exit Warning, an available 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, and even the N Line. You’ll also gain a fuel-efficient engine, plenty of front legroom, and a class-leading warranty. The Altima tries to keep up with additional features throughout the lineup, available all-wheel drive, a lack of a hybrid option, and only one singular transmission. Keep reading to see which sedan we recommend buying!
The first place we’re starting with the 2021 Sonata is the engine lineup. Here is where you will figure out that this sedan has all of the power you need. The base engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, outputting 181 pound-feet of torque and 191 horsepower. Another available engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, which produces 195 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. The final option is a 2.5-liter turbo inline-4, which can create 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive.
2021 Nissan Altima Power & Handling
You will only be able to find two engines when you check out the 2021 Altima. The base engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which only produces 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The other engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, which can get you around 280 pound-feet of torque and 248 horsepower. The lack of another engine option is pretty disappointing here, especially when paired with a continuously variable transmission that doesn’t give you quite the same feeling like a regular transmission.
2021 Hyundai Sonata Features & Design
Beyond simply focusing on the power of this sedan, we want to also focus on all of the features that you will be getting. You’ll find standard equipment like lane-keeping assist, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an eight-inch touchscreen, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Some of the available features include rear-seat vents, a head-up display, heated front seats, safe exit warning, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, Hyundai Digital Key, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and highway driving assist.
2021 Nissan Altima Features & Design
To really try to keep up with the Sonata, the Altima has its own lineup. Some of the standard features here include cruise control, push-button ignition, automatic emergency braking, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Optional features include LED headlamps, heated front seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, acoustic front door glass, interior accent lighting, and dual-zone climate control.
We can say, fairly resolutely, that the 2021 Hyundai Sonata is the superior sedan. With great engine and trim lineups, you will never once regret getting behind the wheel of one of these machines. Don’t believe us? Stop by Hyundai of Louisville today and you’ll be able to take one of these vehicles out for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!
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