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The 2023 Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima might offer much in the midsize sedan segment, but they’re not alone. Instead, potential owners who want midsize sedan practicality can opt for the 2023 Hyundai Sonata. Check out four reasons why the Sonata might be the better choice over the Camry and Altima in 2023, like the model’s basic warranty and the Sonata Hybrid’s fuel economy. 

What makes the 2023 Hyundai Sonata competitive with the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima?

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is a viable contender in the same segment as the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima for at least three reasons. 

  • Industry-leading warranty
  • Excellent fuel economy, especially with the hybrid trims
  • Slightly more spacious trunk than the Camry or Altima
A gray 2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid shows off its rear-end styling.
2023 Hyundai Sonata | Hyundai

Is Hyundai’s warranty good?

Hyundai’s basic warranty covers the automaker’s vehicles for five years and 60,000 miles. The coverage extends to all the automaker’s conventional vehicles, like the 2023 Sonata. Moreover, the marque’s warranty outlasts competitors like Toyota by two years and 24,000 miles. 

Beyond the basic warranty, the Korean automaker offers a 10-year, 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty for its 2023 Sonata model. The 2023 Nissan Altima drivetrain warranty is closer to the industry standard at five years and 60,000 miles.  

A white 2023 Nissan Altima parks next to a glass wall.
2023 Nissan Altima | Nissan

Is the Hyundai Sonata fuel efficient?

The most efficient trim in the 2023 Hyundai Sonata’s lineup, the Hybrid Blue, gets about 50 mpg city and 54 mpg highway. As a result, the Sonata Hybrid Blue will sail past a comparable Nissan Altima S and its 32 mpg combined. 

However, the 2023 Toyota Camry is up to the task of challenging a Sonata Hybrid Blue’s fuel economy figures; a Camry Hybrid LE gets the same 52 mpg combined that the Hyundai hybrid model manages. 

How big is the trunk space in a Hyundai Sonata?

The 2023 Hyundai Sonata packs 16 cubic feet of storage and seating for five. On the other hand, the Toyota Camry has about 15.1 cubic feet, and the Nissan Altima’s trunk stops at 15.4 cubic feet of storage, per TrueCar

What does the 2023 Toyota Camry do better than the Hyundai Sonata?

While the Sonata offers a competitive warranty, fuel efficiency, and a more spacious trunk than the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, the Hyundai model isn’t without fault. For instance, the 2023 Toyota Camry offers optional all-wheel drive, a feature that the Sonata doesn’t have at any trim level. 

A blue 2023 Toyota Camry shows off its side profile.
2023 Toyota Camry | Toyota

Is it worth it to buy a Sonata?

A 2023 Sonata boasts hybrid trims and an unrivaled basic warranty. As a result, the Hyundai model is a solid prospect in the midsize sedan segment. However, if AWD is important to you, you might be better off with a 2023 Toyota Camry.