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2014 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2014 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Sonata 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 Sonata 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Sonata will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is about the same width as the Kia Optima. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima.

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

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

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2014 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,450 - $28,650
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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 $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.39% --
City MPG: 21 - 24 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 31 - 34
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*: $20,532 - $26,760 $20,579 - $32,963

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