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Features Comparison: Toyota Prius vs. Hyundai Sonata

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Prius Prius Prius Prius Prius Prius Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata
Trim Two Three Four Five Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid Advanced GLS SE SE 2.0T Limited Limited 2.0T
Engines (show)  
1.8L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
98 hp@5200
105 lb-ft@4000
             
1.8L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
DOHC-4v
98 hp@5200
105 lb-ft@4001
                 
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
190 hp@6300
179 lb-ft@4250
                 
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
                   
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
274 hp@6000
269 lb-ft@1650
                 
Transmissions (show)  
CVT          
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic            
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
195/65R15 tires          
215/45VR17 tires                    
205/65HR16 tires              
225/45VR18 tires                
215/55VR17 tires                  
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers                
JBL, 120W, 8 speakers                
Unbranded, 104W, 6 speakers                
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)                  
Dimension, 360W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                  
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)                  
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.                  
Cruise control    
First-aid kit            
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote air conditioningCan turn on air conditioning system remotely using the key fob, to cool down the car before getting into it.              
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (locks, lights, HVAC) from a telephone or computer.          
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.            
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.              
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.          
Knee airbag, driver          
Lane departure prevention systemBrakes or steering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.                    
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.                    
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.                  
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire    
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover          
Cargo mat
Cargo net
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.          
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.            
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.              
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.                
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.  
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.                  
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper          
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.            
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.            
Surround sound                  
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.                
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.            
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.  
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.          
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.                
Paint, special white
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.                  
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Solar panelSolar cells power fans that help keep the car's interior cool when it is parked. With electric vehicles also provide a negligible amount of energy for running the car.                  
Sport exhaustChanges sound of exhaust and/or appearance of the tips. In some cases might slightly improve performance.                  
Sunroof              
Gas Guzzler Tax (show)  
-2500                  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.            
Digital instruments          
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.          
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.                
Headlight washers                  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.            
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.          
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.                  
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.                    
TachometerReports engine speed.            
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors            
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.                  
Powertrain (show)  
4 kWh battery packPermits more energy to be transferred per second from battery to electric motor.                  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.          
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.                
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.            
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated driver seatDriver's seat is cooled; passenger seat is not.                  
Door sill trim plates                  
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Heated second row seats                  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.                  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel        
Manual height adjuster, driver seat                
Partial leather seating sufacesEither only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.                  
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat      
Power height adjuster, driver seat      
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.      
Power recliner, driver seat      
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.      
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.                
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.            

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Option Package Contents

Solar Roof Package

Features
Sunroof
Solar panel
Remote air conditioning

Solar Roof Package

Features
Sunroof
Solar panel
Remote air conditioning

Solar Roof Package

Features
Telematics service, such as OnStar
Head-up display (HUD)
DVD-compatible player

Advanced Technology Package

Features
DVD-compatible player
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Lane departure prevention system
Adaptive cruise control
Telematics service, such as OnStar
Head-up display (HUD)

Technology Package

Features
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
LED headlights
Fog lights
Adaptive cruise control
Headlight washers

Popular Equipment Package

Features
Spotter mirror(s)

Premium Package

Features
Sunroof
Blind spot warning system
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Sunroof
Blind spot warning system
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Xenon HID headlights
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
LED tail lights (optional)
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Xenon HID headlights
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
LED tail lights (optional)
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Features are very good on a GL model (which is the "lowest" trim level) for the price. I paid about $4000 less than MRSP. You get all you really need for commuting: A/C, cruise, power locks/windows, heated seats, XM radio, 6spd auto, stability control, antilock brakes and much more.
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Vision around vehicle is good and the backup assist camera is a nice plus.
2014 Hyundai Sonata Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No power passenger seat option. Also non-chrome wheels.