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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Kia Optima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata 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 Sonata, 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 Sonata. 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 and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Optima as you will in the Hyundai Sonata.

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

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
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2016 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,300 - $34,075
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $250 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 1.32%
City MPG: 22 - 28 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 31 - 38
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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Invoice*: $21,396 - $33,435 $20,436 - $31,933

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