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2014 Kia Optima vs. 2014 Hyundai Azera Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Azera than the Kia Optima, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Azera in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Hyundai Azera, 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 Kia Optima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Azera. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Azera.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima is a little narrower than the Hyundai Azera, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Azera.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Optima transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Azera.

Handling
The Kia Optima has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Azera, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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


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2014 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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2014 Hyundai
Azera

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MSRP*: $31,000 - $34,750
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 20 - 23 19
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $20,579 - $32,963 $28,946 - $32,397

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