Nissan has added another mid-size sedan to its 2022 lineup of cars – the 2022 Nissan Altima. A reliable vehicle like the Nissan Altima or the Hyundai Sonata offers something for all drivers. Both these midsize sedans are designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride. This new sedan from Nissan features the world’s first available variable compression turbo engine to deliver power and efficiency on demand. It has a spacious trunk and an open interior that is comfortable and convenient. Are you intrigued to know how well the 2022 Nissan Altima performs when it is stacked against one of its competitors in the market? Performance and Capability The Nissan Altima offers a couple of sporty engines. First, a 2.5L 4-cylinder powertrain gets up to 188 horsepower. If you'd like a little more power under the hood, a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine offers up to 248 horsepower. Both engines work with a quick-shifting Xtronic® continuously variable transmission. While this helps you enjoy a smooth ride, intelligent all-wheel drive is available to provide extra traction and stability. The Hyundai Sonata doesn't offer all-wheel drive. However, it does give you a choice between two engines. Unfortunately, they aren't quite as powerful. Its 1.6L 4-cylinder engine only gets up to 180 horsepower, while its 2.5L 4-cylinder powertrain delivers just 191 horsepower.
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Safety Features The Nissan Altima also offers peace of mind with an intelligent design and driver-assistance features. It starts with front and rear crumple zones that can absorb energy during a collision. Inside, you'll be protected by ten airbags, including front and rear side-impact and roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Meanwhile, Nissan Safety Shield 360® can help prevent accidents. It gives you more awareness during your drive with intelligent technology, such as:
- automatic braking safety
- 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. It does leave the interior a little more exposed, however. It wasn't designed with energy-absorbing crumple zones and only came with seven airbags. Infotainment System Both the Nissan Altima and the Hyundai Sonata come with an 8-inch touchscreen. Each system offers lots of smartphone compatibility, too. For example, you can connect your apps and use them while you drive with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You'll also be able to make hands-free calls and stream music with Bluetooth®. Nissan builds on these Bluetooth capabilities by including a SiriusXM radio and a hands-free text messaging assistant. You'll have lots of music at your fingertips and be able to reply to messages without taking your eyes off the road. While the Hyundai Sonata also comes with Bluetooth, it doesn't feature a text-messaging assistant. SiriusXM radio is available, but it's not offered on every trim level. Bottom Line on the Battle Between The Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata If you are looking for a practical, fuel-efficient midsize sedan that won't break the bank, the Nissan Altima should be at the top of your list. Nissan offers a highly efficient powertrain with impressive fuel economy, remote engine start, and AWD; all features Hyundai does not provide on the Sonata. Test Drive a Dependable Nissan Altima Today Visit Charlie Clark Nissan to take the safe and sporty Nissan Altima for a spin around El Paso. It comes with more features and offers extra stability to drivers and families. Contact us to learn more about this Nissan Altima vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison or schedule a test drive.