The Nissan Altima and the Hyundai Sonata are two stylish and reliable midsize sedans. Which one has what you're looking for, though? To help drivers in Port Richey, Bayonet Point, and Jasmine Estates, FL, decide, the team at Maus Nissan of New Port Richey put together this Nissan Altima vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison.

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Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

Whether you're on your way to work or taking the kids to school, you should be able to count on your car to help keep you safe. With front and rear crumple zones and 10 air bags, the Nissan Altima offers all the safety features you'll need to enjoy peace of mind during your drive. It even protects both rows of seats with front and rear side-impact air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags.

To help prevent accidents, the Nissan Altima comes with a RearView Monitor and lots of smart driver-assistance features. For example, Nissan Safety Shield® 360 can help prevent accidents with the following features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

The Hyundai Sonata comes with some similar driver-assistance features, including a rearview camera. Unfortunately, with only seven air bags and no crumple zones, the cabin isn't as well protected.

Infotainment System

The Nissan Altima also includes technology that will make your drive more fun. It comes with an 8-inch touch-screen that features lots of smartphone compatibility. For example, with a Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and a Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, you can safely make calls and reply to texts while you drive.

You'll also be able to connect your smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plus, while Bluetooth® lets you stream your favorite music and podcasts, SiriusXM® Radio also comes standard to give you some variety.

The Hyundai Sonata also comes with an 8-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. However, neither SiriusXM® Radio nor a text messaging assistant come standard.

Performance Specs & Capability

On top of all its technology, the Nissan Altima is a lot of fun to drive. It gives you a couple sporty engines to choose from. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that gets up to 188 horsepower. For a more performance-inspired drive, there's also a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 248 horsepower.

Both engines also get good fuel economy and offer a smooth ride, thanks to their Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Plus, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available on every trim level, so you'll have good traction on wet roads, too.

The Hyundai Sonata also offers two engines, but they may not be quite as much fun to drive. The 1.6L 4-cylinder engine only gets up to 180 horsepower, while the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine tops out at 191 horsepower. In addition to offering less power, the Hyundai doesn't offer all-wheel drive on any trim level. 

Test Drive a Stylish Sedan

To learn more about this Nissan Altima vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison, visit Maus Nissan of New Port Richey and take a test drive. The Nissan Altima offers more features and more power to drivers in Port Richey, Bayonet Point, and Jasmine Estates, FL. Contact us to schedule your test drive.

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