Everyone wants to beat Toyota into the ground lately due to their unfortunate “issues” but let’s face it, Toyota has had one of the best reputations for building a quality vehicle in the history of automobiles and that’s just a fact. All sticky gas pedal jokes aside, Toyota is still a worthy contender even if Hyundai, among others, are trying to dethrone Toyota of being quality king. What about performance king in the midsized car segment? How about a drag race of Hyundai’s newest 4-cylinder Sonata up against what used to be the best selling midsized sedan in the country? We know that a drag race only measures one performance angle but it is a good start.
Check out the video below of the 2010 Toyota Camry 2.5-liter 4cyl vs. the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-liter GDI 4cyl. May I note that it took upwards of 13 seconds for the Hyundai to catch up to the Camry… by then you would have gone past the legal speed limit. Anyway, enjoy the video below.