2015 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata the Right Sedan for Central Illinois Drivers?

Central Illinoisans have access to an immense selection of sedans, and if you are searching for a new car, you likely have the 2015 Hyundai Sonata on your list. The last ten years has seen Hyundai transform from mediocre to a true competitor in the auto world, with the Sonata as proof. Upgradeable amenities like Hyundai’s 5-inch touchscreen interface, the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system, and an available rearview camera have helped to emphasize that Hyundai cares about giving their drivers access to the latest tech—though you often have to pay extra to upgrade for them. The entry-level Sonata SE is pretty bare, with air conditioning, cruise control, and power accessories—Bluetooth connectivity is the only high-tech standard amenity.

Aren’t most mid-size cars pretty sparse on features on their entry-level models? Most certainly are, but the 2015 Honda Accord is a different breed—it took its spot on the Car and Driver 10Best list for 2015 after all,* (the 29th time Honda’s Accord has been on the list)—and it’s causing Central Illinoisans to think about what should come standard on their cars. The 2015 Accord LX benefits from nearly 40 years of refinement, and Honda has made sure to give drivers access to high-tech features at every trim level, includingBluetooth HandsFreeLink, Pandora internet radio compatibility, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, SMS texting integration, and a rearview camera system. No need to upgrade for any of those features when you choose the Accord.

Take a look at the differences for yourself in our side-by-side comparison—then stop by a Central Illinois Honda Dealer for a test drive of the new Accord.