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Toyota Camry vs. Hyundai Sonata

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Camry

$381
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Hyundai Sonata

$438
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Toyota Camry Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $381 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Camry is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Hyundai Sonata Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $438 which means it has excellent ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Sonata.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$381
inexpensive
expensive
$438
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.25
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(42)
4
(131)
3
(70)
2
(18)
1
(4)
The Toyota Camry ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in suspension.
“I've only had to paid for tires and scheduled maintenances since I've owned it! Very practical, with plenty of interior space and a large trunk, for a midsize car. One of the most reliable vihicles...”
“I've only had to paid for tires and scheduled maintenances since I've owned it! Very practical, w...”
5
(15)
4
(29)
3
(17)
2
(5)
1
(0)
The Hyundai Sonata ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in body.
“I dont know how people can label this as a safety car. Look at these posts from people talking about rust, corrosion 1 -> https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c2201_ds401649?fieldErrors[%27body...”
“I dont know how people can label this as a safety car. Look at these posts from people talking ab...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Camry are both midsize four-door sedans. They each come with front-wheel drive. 

The Hyundai Sonata’s standard 185-horsepower engine is not quite up to the power level of the Toyota Camry’s 203 standard horses. The Sonata’s 245-horsepower optional engine also falls short of the 301-horsepower top motor in the Camry. The Camry has more power across the board. 

The interior and trunk space comparison finds the Hyundai Sonata slightly edging out the Toyota Camry. The Sonata has 106.1 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Camry has 100.4 cubic feet inside. This continues in the trunk, where the Sonata’s 16.3 cubic feet comes in ahead of the Camry’s 14.1.

The Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Camry are both worthy midsize four-door sedans. The Sonata offers you Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a great advantage if you plan to keep your vehicle a long time. The Camry offers you the Toyota Safety Sense precollision system as standard equipment. It includes pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Take a closer look, drive them both, and see which one appeals to you more.

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