Year after year, the Toyota Camry has a target on its back. It’s America’s best-selling mid-size sedan, long renowned as an excellent family car. So when a hot new competitor hits the market, it’s only natural to see how it stacks up against the standard-bearer.
One of the most dramatic new mid-size sedans is the Hyundai Sonata, which saw a full redesign for the 2020 model year. The previous Sonata was all about comfort and value, while the new model seeks to provide a luxury experience at still-affordable prices. To see if this combination is enough to topple the vaunted Camry, we explore how the two sedans compare across eight categories — and pick an overall winner.