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2023 Hyundai Sonata Vs 2023 Toyota Corolla: Which is the Best?

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  • The 2023 Hyundai Sonata can be many things to many types of midsize sedan shoppers.
  • In its basic form, the 2023 Sonata is highly affordable, good on fuel economy, and delivers plenty of room for passengers and cargo.
  • Its competitor is the 2023 Toyota Corolla which effortlessly delivers robust power with outstanding efficiency, it’s the only car in its class with available All-Wheel Drive.

For the Corolla, Toyota gives you all the fun you expect along with impressive style and tech upgrades. The real excitement is what’s to come, and whatever and wherever that may be, Just like the Hyundai Sonata, there’s a Toyota Corolla to help you get there. Toyota Corolla Hatchback turns heads with its updated exterior design and enhanced Sport Mode tuning, and so does the 2023 Hyundai Sonata.

The 2023 Corolla, for instance, comes with the Toyota Corolla Audio Multimedia, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, which all come as standard. Despite all of these features of the 2023 Toyota Corolla, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata also has a lot to offer buyers.

As such, in this article, we will be looking at the features of the 2023 Toyota Corolla and the 2023 Hyundai Sonata to determine which of them is best for buyers. 

Overview of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata

2023 Hyundai Sonata
2023 Hyundai Sonata

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is available for sale in the Nigerian market. This sedan is one of the most popular Hyundai vehicles you will spot on Nigerian roads, and the 2023 Sonata stands out even more with better performance and wonderful features you wouldn’t expect an economy vehicle to come with.

For the 2023 Sonata, Hyundai made a couple of changes. For instance, if you decide to go for the SEL or SEL Convenience trim levels. You will get a larger 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. If you go for the Sonata Hybrid Limited, you will get an upgraded panoramic sunroof as standard.

For the 2023 Sonata, there are three different four-cylinder gas engines to choose from and one efficient four-cylinder hybrid engine. Interestingly, all the different engines deliver great power and performance. 

The 2.5-liter engine produces 191 horsepower and has an EPA of 28 mpg in the city and 38 highway, the 1.6-liter turbo-charged inline-four engine produces 180 horsepower and 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, the 2.5-liter turbo inline-four engine produces 290 horsepower and 23 mpg city and 33 mpg for highway, while the 2.0liter hybrid in-line engine produces 192 horsepower 50 mpg city and 54 mpg highway.

2023 Hyundai Sonata Specifications

Engine Type Fuel
Transmission8-speed Shiftable Automatic
CylinderInline 4
Total Seating5
Base Engine Size 1.6L

Overview of the 2023 Toyota Corolla

Brand New Toyota Corolla 2023 Model backview
Brand New Toyota Corolla 2023 Model Back view

The Corolla has always been a value top seller in Nigeria offering more with this SE Hybrid. On the outside, you will find a refreshed front fascia, 18-inch wheels, and a changed rear bumper. On the inside, there is an 8-inch infotainment system with Toyota’s new multimedia system. Under the hood is a 1.8L inline-4 with electric motors & mated to an eCVT.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla offers a perfect balance of practicality and driving pleasure with its impressive safety features, fuel efficiency, connectivity, and state-of-the-art infotainment system. 

Whether you’re a Toyota fan or a first-time buyer, the 2023 Toyota Corolla gives an exceptional driving experience and features that make it stand out in the compact sedan market. It also comes standard with a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder Turbo engine and uses a 6-speed transmission.

2023 Toyota Corolla Specification

Engine1.6L 3-Cylinder Turbo
Power300hp
Torque273 Lb.-Ft
Manual Transmission6-Speed
Fuel Tank CapacityN/A

Owing to their specifications, it’s obvious that both vehicles have their advantages over each other. So which one of them has the upper hand?

The Maintenance Capability of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and 2023 Toyota Corolla

The 2023 Toyota Corolla has a high maintenance capability compared to that of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata, especially in rural environments where their parts are easily accessible.
Yes, the 2023 Toyota Corolla is a good compact car.

The Body Types of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and the 2023 Toyota Corolla

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan
2023 Toyota Corolla

The 2023 Toyota Corolla is available in hatchback and sedan body styles, and it impresses with its comfy front seats, cushioned ride, and great gas mileage (upward of 32/41 mpg city/highway). The interior is upscale, and the touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use.

The Speed Range of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and the 2023 Toyota Corolla 

All the hatchbacks share the same powertrain, the car speed is super fast, and the sedan also offers a hybrid powertrain. The 2023 Toyota Corolla has a stiffer sport-tuned suspension.
The car has a top speed of 118 mph, along with a 0-60 mph run time of 8.0 seconds. As per the EPA estimates, it earns a 53 mpg city and 52 highway.

Simplicity of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and the 2023 Toyota Corolla

Speaking of simple and affordable, the 2023 Toyota Corolla is a perfect vehicular embodiment of those two adjectives. The 2023 Toyota Corolla is one of the most affordable cars in its class. It offers quality at average prices and this has, in no small way, contributed to its global popularity.

The Fuel Economy of the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and 2023 Toyota Corolla

2024 Hyundai Sonata
2024 Hyundai Sonata

The 2023 Toyota Corolla is eco-friendly, getting an impressive 53 city and 52 highway miles per gallon compared to the 2023 Hyundai Sonata which gets 28 mpg in the city and 38 highway. That’s nearly 700 miles per gallon between fill-ups. In addition to having great fuel economy, the 2023 Toyota Corolla is comfortable and safe, making it a good all-around option.

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