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2014 Hyundai Azera vs. 2014 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Azera than the Kia Optima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Azera and the Kia Optima in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Azera as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Azera is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Azera is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Azera is a little wider than the Kia Optima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Azera takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Azera doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Optima.

Handling
The Hyundai Azera has a larger turning radius than the Kia Optima, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Azera is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Azera and the Kia Optima. The Hyundai Azera has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The Hyundai Azera comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Optima.


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2014 Hyundai
Azera

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MSRP*: $31,000 - $34,750
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2014 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% --
City MPG: 19 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 29 31 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,946 - $32,397 $20,579 - $32,963

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