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Used Car Showdown: Nissan Altima vs Hyundai Sonata

You need a sedan, perfect for saving cash on fuel expenses and great for commuting. Two cars, the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata, stand out as great options. You can view our inventory of Altimas and Sonatas. Known for their fuel economy and similar performance within their class, the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata deserve a used car showdown here on the Car City blog!

To ensure a proper comparison, we will be comparing the 2016 models.

Additionally, just because you have less-than-perfect credit doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a quality, used sedan. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used vehicles available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

2016 Nissan Altima

The 2016 Altima features many new updates from previous models. Specifically, the 2016 model includes updated interior and exterior styling, retuned suspension, transmission, and steering; and forward-collision warning. In terms of gas mileage, the vehicle gets 22-27 mpg in the city and 32-39 on the highway with 182-270 horsepower.

The 2016 Altima received an overall score of 8.2 (out of 10), according to U.S. News. Its highest scores were in the safety (9.8) and total cost of ownership (9.0) categories. Consequently, the car ranked #8 on the “2016 Affordable Midsize Cars” list.

2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL | $14,990
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S | $13,990
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S | $12,990

2016 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata is a fierce competitor of the Altima because of its similar size, efficiency, and safety ratings. The 2016 model introduced a standard 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the brake assist was added to the forward-collision warning. Additionally, the vehicle gets 23-28 mpg in the city and 32-38 on the highway with 178-245 horsepower.

According to U.S. News, the 2016 Sonata received an overall score of 8.3 out of 10. Its highest scores were in the safety and total cost of ownership categories. As a result, the vehicle ranked #6 in the “2016 Affordable Midsize Cars” list and named a finalist in the “2016 Best Midsize Car for Families” by U.S. News.

2016 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L SE | $13,990

Used Cars at Car City

Car City has a vast inventory of Altimas and Sonatas. Specifically, the 2016 models show a transition to more technology and modern designs. Regardless of which car you choose, the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata offer great fuel efficiency, safety, and affordability. As a result, both vehicles are perfect for commuters. When choosing between the two vehicles, it ultimately depends on which specific features are important to you. Either way, you will be driving away in a safe, reliable sedan.

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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