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2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 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
The Kia Optima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Sonata, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Sonata 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 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
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Optima.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata 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 Sonata and the Kia Optima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata as you will in the Kia Optima.

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

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2017 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $34,350

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
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 0.77% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 21 - 28 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 32 - 39
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*: $20,718 - $32,188 $21,396 - $33,435

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