Opinions: 2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata
These are some of the pros and cons in my mind, wondering if anyone has any input. This is a daily driver/family car and I put higher than average KM per year (32,000-35,000).
- Like the way it drives. Much nicer/smoother than my 2015.
- Toyota quality, I have had pretty good luck with my 2015, it went 146,000km on original brakes even.
- From what I understand I get a 1% discount on financing since I will be trading in another Toyota (loyalty).
- Price is reasonable: $28,350 MSRP for the SE and $31,250 for the SE upgrade (bigger wheels, sunroof, etc).
- AWD becoming available in spring (but no pricing on it yet for Canada).
- Design is older than the Sonata. The 2020 is basically the same as the 2018, and 2021 will probably have a "refresh" which might bother me if I just bought a 2020.
- Warranty not as good as Hyundai (100k powertrain/60k comprehensive on Toyota).
- Toyota generally has higher interest rates than Hyundai.
- Lacks some of the more modern safety/self driving features (has adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and emergency stop... doesn't have lane trace assist or adaptive cruise with stop and go in bumper to bumper traffic).
- Literally just came out, fresh design, looks better than Camry (in my opinion).
- Better/more modern interior and infotainment screen.
- Has a more solid feel when it comes to doors closing, buttons, etc.
- Drives just as nice as Camry as far as handling and ride.
- Better value for money, has more features and the full suite of driver assist for similar price as Camry. The Sonata Sport is similar price as the Camry SE Upgrade (MSRP $31,299) and has a full pano sunroof (regular sunroof on Camry).
- Better warranty (5yr/100k on everything).
- Will probably eventually have 0% or low interest.
- Brand new design, if there are any issues it might take a while for them to hit the news.
- Sport trim has a 1.6T engine. I trust turbos less than NA engines like in Camry (2.5).
- Hyundai still doesn't have the same quality reputation as Toyota. They have been in the news for engine failure, fires, etc. People I know with 2013-2016 Hyundai cars have had more problems than I have with my 2015 Toyota.
- No available AWD.