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Features Comparison: Toyota Prius vs. Hyundai Sonata

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model Prius Prius Prius Sonata Sonata Sonata
Trim Two Three Persona Series Special Edition SE ECO Sport
Engines (show)  
1.8L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
98 hp@5200
105 lb-ft@4000
     
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
178 lb-ft@4000
       
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
177 hp@5500
195 lb-ft@1500
         
Transmissions (show)  
CVT      
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic        
7-speed automated manual          
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
195/65R15 tires      
215/45VR17 tires          
205/65HR16 tires      
215/55VR17 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers
Dimension, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Accessories (show)  
Cruise control
First-aid kit      
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper.        
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 (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.      
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.
Engine immobilizer (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
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
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.        
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.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.      
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.    
Apple Car Play supportRequires compatible Apple iPhone.        
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.        
Google Projected Mode supportRequires compatible Android phone.        
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 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.
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.        
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.      
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)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.      
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.      
Paint, special white      
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 front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Sunroof          
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      
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 cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.    
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.      
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.        
Powertrain (show)  
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.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets  
Front sport 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
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        
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.          
Leather-wrapped steering wheel        
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual height adjuster, passenger 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.      
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
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.
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.      
Wheels, dark finish          

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Option Package Contents

Solar Roof Package

Features
Sunroof
Solar panel
Remote air conditioning

Blue Link

Features
Remote app
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation
Vehicle health reports

Tech Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Dimension, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Tech Package

Features
Dimension, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Partial leather seating sufaces
Front sport buckets

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