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2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic #4541620
10/12/17 09:07 PM
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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Hey guys,

I have 2 deals here, one on a Hyundai accent GL auto, and the other is a Chevy sonic 1.4 turbo RS fully equipped.

Which one for durability and ride comfort, noise level? And also maintenance cost.

Thank you!


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541624
10/12/17 09:09 PM
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The engines in the Hyundai Accent are bullet proof. They are great on gas. My aunt has 2010 and it's been a great little car.

The Chevy Sonic I'm not familiar with.

Last edited by StevieC; 10/12/17 09:10 PM.

'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: StevieC] #4541630
10/12/17 09:12 PM
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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They are direct injection now, and aluminium block, with timing chain


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541650
10/12/17 09:32 PM
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And???


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: StevieC] #4541681
10/12/17 10:01 PM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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And?? It's not the same engine design at all


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541683
10/12/17 10:04 PM
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Just saw this in another thread... Neat site for reliability data. Might be worth considering in your decision.

http://www.dashboard-light.com


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541696
10/12/17 10:24 PM
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My vote goes for the Hyundai. I have one family member with the Chevy Sonic and it has not held up well at all. My experiences with Hyundai have always been good. Our old 2001 Accent is still on the road being driven by a friend and doing well. Last I knew it was around 170k miles or so. Different drivetrain than the 2017 of course but Id imagine the new ones are even better than my 2001 was.


2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited 41k
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x 18k
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541715
10/12/17 10:49 PM
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I have driven both and can definitely recommend the Hyundai over the Chevy. Hyundai has a very quality and smooth shifting auto and the pickup is not to bad once it gets up in the rpms. It's actually a fun little car. The Chevy just feels cheaper to me. I work for a rental company so both vehicles get beat on by renters. They both seem to be reliable. The stock Hyundai tires seem to be done by around 30k miles.


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Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541734
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Either one will be fine...though the sonic might be a little more fun to drive in RS trim..


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Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541743
10/12/17 11:35 PM
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The Hyundai Accent hands down.

Are you searching strictly for price?

I got my Sonata earlier this year for far less than a new Accent would have been. Sure it had 52k miles, but with the difference in comfort, it was well worth it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541753
10/13/17 12:00 AM
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The 1.4T in the Sonic has to be a lot of fun, plus it looks a lot better than the old lady looking Accent.


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Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541770
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Had a 2012 Accent.Run a high moly boron 5w30 and your timing chain will be silent.


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Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541789
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Chevy 1.4 have had some problems lately. I would buy it if your gonna dump it the day warranty expires.


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12 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0
01 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541823
10/13/17 05:38 AM
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In terms of build quality I forgot to mention my 2006 Santa Fe went 300,000 miles (535,000km) before a camshaft broke due to a casting defect. It wasn't burning oil and although some of the seals had oil seepage it didn't have any driveway leaks.

All I put into that vehicle was: Alternator, Starter, Battery, Oxygen Sensors and then wearables like brakes/tires/plugs.

If the camshaft hadn't broken I would still be driving it.

In comparison the 2015 Journey I have which has 80,000km (50K Miles) has had the alternator fail under warranty, the rear lamps in the ceiling start smoking, 5 safety recalls, and just recent Oxygen sensor, coolant sensor and 1 of the 2 thermostats.


Last edited by StevieC; 10/13/17 05:41 AM.

'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: 2017 Hyundai accent vs 2017 Chevy sonic [Re: wolf_06] #4541993
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I'd recommend the Hyundai, personally. Hyundai is still haunted by a bad reputation built up over 20 some-odd years, but within the last 10 or so years have really put out some solid cars. Especially with the 2017 lineup, Hyundai's interiors look really good and you don't have the same plastic feel in a lot of places that you had in years prior. Exterior wise, I still think that Hyundai is an acquired taste, but really don't look bad at all. Also, I was just never impressed by the Sonic whenever I had to drive it. The cabin design was too radical and cheap looking for me, although I will admit that the '17 looks much better than the '16s and older. That instrument cluster was stupid.

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