Hyundai Sonata 2.0 MPi AT vs Honda Civic RS

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Every automotive fan has been buzzing about the Honda Civic 2022 since its announcement. We’ve put together a Civic 2022 comparison with Hyundai Sonata for you. We’ll compare several aspects of these cars to help you figure out which one to buy.

A Quick Overview

Due to their pricing, we chose the top model of the Civic (RS LL-CVT) and the base variant of the Sonata (2.0) for this comparison. Let’s start with their prices.

Is there a significant pricing difference between the Civic and the Sonata? Let’s compare the cost of the Sonata and Civic (all variations).

Honda Civic Price in PakistanHyundai Sonata price in Pakistan
Civic 1.5L Turbo M-CVT: Rs. 5,099,000Sonata 2.0 MPi AT: Rs.6,859,000
Civic Oriel 1.5L Turbo M-CVT: Rs. 5,399,000Sonata 2.5 MPi AT: Rs.7,749,000
Civic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVT: Rs. 6,149,000

The base variant of the Hyundai Sonata is Rs.710,000 more expensive than the top variant of the Honda Civic. However, I It’s not surprising, given that the Sonata is a D-segment sedan with a plethora of premium options and the Civic is a C-segment vehicle. Are there any other differences that justify the Sonata’s price tag?

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Let’s have a look.

Honda Civic Dimensions vs Hyundai Sonata Dimensions

Here is a comparison between the two. 

DimensionCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTHyundai Sonata 2.0
Length (mm)4687 4900
Width (mm)1802 1860
Height (mm)1432 1445
Wheelbase (mm)27352840
Ground Clearance (mm)154155
Minimum Turning Radius (m)5.35.48
Luggage compartment capacity (l)409510
TyreAlloy (215 / 55 / R17)Alloy (235 / 45 / R18)

The Sonata is significantly bigger than the Civic. It’s longer, wider, and higher, with bigger wheels and extended luggage space. Both cars have the same amount of ground clearance.

Honda Civic Engine vs Hyundai Sonata Engine

The engine comparison between the Sonata and the Civic 2022 is one of the most important aspects to consider when making decisions. Here’s a quick rundown of their many engines.

SpecificationCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTHyundai Sonata 2.0
Engine TypeTurboIn-Line 4-Cylinder
Fuel Supply SystemPGM FIMPi
Valve TrainDOHC Dual VTC+EXH+VTECDOHC 16-Valve w/ Dual CVVT
Maximum Output131kW or 176 hp115 kW 152 hp
Maximum Torque220 N.m192 N.m
Fuel tank capacity47L60L

As per looking at the engine capacity, there is no doubt Sonata’s engine is bigger than Civic, but we can see that Honda Civic have an edge on Sonata over speed.

Civic Safety Features vs Sonata Safety Features

Car security measures are one of the most critical variables that might influence consumer decision-making. Here’s a thorough overview of these vehicles’ safety features.

FeaturesCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTHyundai Sonata 2.0
Seat BeltAllAll
ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
High Mount Stop Lamp
Smart Key
Traction / Vehicle Stability Control 
Hill Start Assist (HA)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Brake TypeAll DiscFront (Disc 16″), Rear (Disc 15″)
Parking BrakeYes (electronic)Electronic parking brake (Auto brake hold)
CameraRearRear (dynamic guiding lines)
Push Start
Fog lampsYes (LED)
Special safety featuresHonda Sensing:
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Lead Car Departure Notification System (LDCN)
Auto High-Beam (AHB) 
Auto Cruise Control

As per safety features, Civic appears to be on top over Sonata, as Civic is offering same features in less money. As a result, Civic comes out on top. However, it is very disappointing by Honda that the Civic is a Rs.6.1 million car with only two airbags.

Civic Comfort vs Sonata Comfort

FeaturesCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTHyundai Sonata 2.0
Climate ControlDual Zone Automatic Climate ControlDual Zone Automatic Climate Control
Rain Sensing Wiper
Display screen9-inch8-inch
Infotainment SystemAndroidAndroid Auto, Apple car play connectivity, AM/FM Radio, MP3, USB/AUX, voice recognition, and Bluetooth
Rear USB Charging PortsX
Wireless ChargingX
Instrument Cluster7-Inch TFT12.3-Inch-High Resolution TFT LCD, Mileage, time, trip meter, driving modes.
Steering Wheel SwitchesMulti-functionalAudio, MID, Voice Control, Cruise Control
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
Seats MaterialLeatherLeather
Height Adjustable Driver SeatElectric Powered 
Rear HeadrestAllAll
Rear Armrest
Rear CurtainXSide + Rear windows
Paddle shifters
Gear ControlsManualElectronic (buttons)
Drive ModesEco/normal/sportsSmart/Sport/Eco/Custom/Comfort
Front GrilleMatte BlackBlack & Chrome Coating
Bumper (front and rear)Body ColorBody Color with Piano Black 
Side MirrorElectric (adjust and retract), turn signalElectric (adjust and retract), turn signal LED
Rearview MirrorNormalECM
HeadlampTri-LEDTetra LED Projection Headlamp
Daytime Running Lamp (DRL)Gradient Hidden Light Technology
Rear Fog LampX
Auto light control
Cabin LampFront and RearFront and Rear
Rear Occupant AlertX
Parking SensorXFront and Rear
Rear AC Ventilation

Since the Sonata is a D-segment sedan, it offers exceptional comfort. On the other hand, the Civic 2022 has just recently been introduced, so it’s tough to tell whether it’s more or less comfortable than its rival. However, their characteristics can be evaluated.

The Hyundai Sonata, as can be seen, has a lot more comfort and safety features than the Honda Civic 2022. Some of the Sonata’s features are lacking in Civic, including as the Tetra LED projection headlight, ECM rear view mirror, rear USB ports, and curtains.

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