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2015 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Optima Hybrid than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Optima Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much slimmer than the Kia Optima Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Optima Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Optima Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Elantra will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,250 - $21,700

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.52% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 24 - 27 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 39 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,734 - $20,766 $24,350 - $29,670

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