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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less horsepower than the Kia Optima, 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 Sonata Hybrid and the Kia Optima. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $30,100

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.26% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 39 - 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 28
Highway MPG: 43 - 44 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*: $24,724 - $28,257 $21,396 - $33,435

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