2020 Camry vs 2020 Sonata

2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has become a hot name in the automotive industry. Along with Kia, the two Korean auto makers have been pumping out some pretty good cars at pretty good prices. This has left my consumers wondering if they should jump ship or stay with the older, tried-and-true brands, like Toyota. Today, that’s exactly what we’ll look at.

We put the 2020 Toyota Camry SE head to-to-head with the 2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL. Here’s what we found.

2020 Toyota Camry SE


2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL




2.5L-inline 4-cyl


2.5L-inline 4-cyl

203 hp / 184 ft-lbs

Horsepower / Torque

191 hp / 181 ft-lbs




8-speed shiftable automatic


8-speed automatic

28 / 39 / 32 mpg

Fuel Economy

27 / 37 / 31 mpg


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Better Performance Options

While many people equate Toyota with tame, family-friendly vehicles, that is definitely not the case. Toyota has a long history with racing, and that is reflected via the 2020 Camry options. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is efficient without being boring, unlike so many other efficient engines. The 2020 Sonata also has an efficient 4-cylinder, but it's underwhelming. It lacks responsiveness and oomph. The Camry can be upgraded to an impressively strong V6, whereas the Sonata simply gets a turbocharged 4-cylinder. Don’t forget about the TRD Camry that’s been overhauled and tuned for performance.

2020 Camry driven through city, interior shot
2020 Camry passengers using Wi-Fi hotspot

More Robust Safety Features

The 2020 Camry has done something that many auto manufacturers don’t: they made safety features standard across the board. Want forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking? You got it. What about adaptive cruise control? It’s on every model, so take your pick. Not only that, but the Toyota Camry now has an AWD option for the first time since ‘91. The Sonata only has a FWD option.

man getting out 2020 Camry rear seats with laptop

Test out the Toyota Camry and see why it’s America’s favorite sedan.

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