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Toyota Camry vs. Hyundai Sonata

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry
$381
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata
$438
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

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.

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.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$381
inexpensive
very expensive
$438
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.4
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
minor issues
major issues
9%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(273 Reviews)
(68 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(42)
4 star
(131)
3 star
(70)
2 star
(18)
1 star
(4)

The Toyota Camry ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in suspension.

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“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...”

Rating Details
5 star
(15)
4 star
(29)
3 star
(17)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Hyundai Sonata ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in body.

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“I am the original owner of a silver sonata (V6) with 138,000 miles on it. I have done all the recommended repairs like belt changes, tune-up, oil and fluid changes and of course brakes and tires. T...”

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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