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The 2016 Honda Accord vs. the 2016 Hyundai Genesis

The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis are stylish sedans equipped with upscale features. That’s roughly where the similarities end. The Genesis is a full-size car that’s the Hyundai version of a luxury car. The Accord is, of course, the long-running mainstream midsize sedan from Honda. If you happen to be cross shopping these two vehicles here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area, you’ll want to take a look to see how they compare.


The 2016 Honda Accord LX with continuously variable transmission starts at $23,005 MSRP, excluding destination and handling fees. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis starts at $38,750 MSRP. To put that into perspective, the most expensive Honda Accord is the Honda Accord Touring, which will still only set you back $34,680 MSRP.

Fuel Economy

If fuel economy and the associated carbon emissions are important to you, the choice is clear: the 2016 Honda Accord is more efficient in every configuration than the 2016 Hyundai Genesis. The most efficient Genesis is rated by the EPA at 18 mpg city/29 mpg highway/22 mpg combined. The Honda Accord with the 2.4L four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission is rated by the EPA at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined*. Even the V6 Accord is capable of 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.


In testing by Edmunds, the 2016 Honda Accord with the 3.5L V6 hustled from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.1 seconds. That’s half a second quicker than the 3.8L V6 equipped 2016 Hyundai Genesis.


Compare the top 2016 Honda Accord with the 2016 Hyundai Genesis and you’ll find that the less expensive Touring model has some important features that are missing from the Genesis. Those include a driver seat with memory function, fog lights, a power moonroof, a stereo anti-theft system, and Hill Start Assist. None of those are standard in the Genesis.


The 2016 Honda Accord earned a five-star crash test rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration** front side crash test – a test where the 2016 Hyundai Genesis only scored four stars.

Cargo Volume

While the 2016 Honda Accord is smaller than the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, it actually has a bigger trunk. The Accord will carry up to 15.8 cubic feet of cargo, while the Genesis offers only 15.3 cubic feet of capacity.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

If you’re trying to pick between these two sedans, the Honda Accord offers more performance, efficiency, cargo space, and features. Visit us here at Community Honda of Orland Park to see this firsthand for yourself. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, and we’re happy to help you find the right vehicle for your needs, so stop by today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).