2012 Toyota Camry Vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata: Midsize Sedans Compared

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2012 Toyota Camry Vs Hyundai Sonata: Midsize Compared

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Camrys have the passenger car sales charts the dawn of time, but with the Hyundai Sonata on the market, no longer a given that the is the car to go for.

Both provide seats, four doors and gas mileage, both are affordable, and should provide many of trouble-free driving.

But if you can’t to the even more efficient models of each car, can you expect from the basic automatic variants of each?

There’s a line of thought you might actually prefer to a little more on the hybrid and Sonata in the short term, in to benefit from its long-term This is particularly true if you to keep the car for a decent length of

In mixed driving over miles per year, you’ll $500 in gas in the Sontata Hybrid (37 and $650 per year in the Camry (41 mpg), versus their counterparts — and that’s the average $3.75 for gasoline rise any further. There are benefits then, but also ones—which, if you’re reading site, will no doubt be an factor.

Nevertheless, the regular Camry four-cylinder gets a combined 28 mpg its six-speed auto, a figure with the 2.4-liter Sonata. also gets 35 mpg highway, and the 25 mpg city figure pips the by 1 mpg.

Owners on the EPA’s site are marginally beating the figures, and Camry owners are highs of 40 mpg on the highway.

2012 Sonata


Which styling do you prefer? That be down to how extrovert you’re as the swoopy Hyundai is certainly eye-catching than the Camry.

However, the more subdued is still a well-proportioned vehicle, solid lines and neat The interior is a bit more sporty that of previous Camrys with styling and fittings influenced by some of Toyota’s youthful models. Even if the has changed, the comfort and space is as as ever.

The Sonata’s interior is as as its exterior, with a center that slashes its way down the console between the seats. The are clear and everything feels of quality, and like the Camry plenty of space. We found the a little firm when we the car, however.

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Performance and handling of each is though if it’s more go after then the Sonata’s turbocharged 2.0-liter is the version to and the V-6 Camry is also a rapid considering its humble origins. has tidy ride and handling, neither could be considered sedans.

And pricing? The Hyundai is off to a great start with a price that comes in at $20,000. The Camry starts at

Can the relative upstart Sonata the Camry from its hard-earned

That depends how much you on purchase price, we suspect. The reliability record is second to which will undoubtedly some consumers, and if you do choose to go for the version it’s greener the Sonata too—though non-hybrid and Sonatas are evenly-matched on gas mileage.

is quite a saving to make on price though, particularly every other aspect of the has moved well beyond its roots.

In the market for a mid-size Your options have been better.


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