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2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. 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
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 similar torque, the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Optima Hybrid do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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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2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350

2016 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $32,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.36% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 26 - 32 35 - 36
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,621 - $21,311 $24,350 - $29,856

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.