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2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2014 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
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Optima, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 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.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 significantly less cargo room than the Kia Optima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $30,750

2014 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.74% --
City MPG: 36 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 40 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,573 - $28,859 $20,579 - $32,963

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