The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is Packed with Segment-Exclusive Features

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata outshines the 2016 Nissan Altima in several ways when it comes to class-leading features in its segment, transmission choices, technology, and more.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata holds class-exclusive hands-free smart trunk and rear side sunshades. When you have the Proximity Key on your person and are standing within three feet of the vehicle for three seconds or more, the hands-free smart trunk automatically opens. The rear sunshades protect your passengers, especially any little ones riding along, from bright sunlight and provide privacy as well. Drivers of the 2016 Nissan Altima are left with having to use their keys and hands to open the trunk and shade themselves from the sun.

Not only do drivers get a choice of two powerful engines, but they also get to choose between the 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® or the 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with SHIFTRONIC®, choices not available to the 2016 Nissan Altima driver.

2016 Hyundai Sonata drivers can choose to install the available Android Auto, a feature not available to 2016 Nissan Altima drivers who are left without the option of voice commands or touchscreen controls that allow drivers to hear and reply to texts, navigate, make calls, and more.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Gives You More Room on the Go

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata outshines the competition with plenty of room for passengers and cargo on your journey. With 122.4 cubic feet of total interior volume, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata has more interior space than any other car in its segment, including the 2016 Nissan Altima. Taller drivers will appreciate more leg room in the front of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and with more trunk space than the 2016 Nissan Altima, there's more room for fun.


If you are interested in seeing for yourself how the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is the better choice over the 2016 Nissan Altima, contact us or come by our US Highway 70 E location in New Bern. We would love to have you take a test drive and discuss more information with you.

2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Nissan Altima
Range of MSRP*
$21,750 - $34,075 $22,500 - $32,090
Trims SE | Sport | Eco | Limited | Sport 2.0T | Limited 2.0T
2.5 | 2.5 S | 2.5 SR | 2.5 SV | 2.5 SL | 3.5 SR | 3.5 SL


Horsepower 185 - 245 hp 182 - 270 hp
Torque 178 - 260 lb.-ft. 180 - 251 lb.-ft.
Displacement 1.6L
Type Inline 4-cylinder 
Inline 4-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo
Inline 4-cylinder  V6
EPA City 21 - 28 MPG 22 - 27 MPG
EPA Highway 31 - 38 MPG 32 - 39 MPG


Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®  7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with SHIFTRONIC® Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Drivetrain FWD


Front Leg Room 45.5 in. 45 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.6 in. 36.1 in.
Trunk Volume 16.3 cu. ft. 15.4 cu. ft.


Warranty A Hyundai warranty is America's Best Warranty, featuring a 5 year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 7 years/unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty coverage.
Every Nissan is backed by a 36-month/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage, a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage, and 7 years/unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty coverage. 

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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