Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

If you're researching mid-sized sedans and trying to decide which one of the many is right for you, you've likely come across both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Our team at Youngblood Kia is here to help differentiate these two cars with the following trim comparison page. After reading, we encourage you to visit our model hub page to learn more about this striking sedan, or fill out our online form to get in contact with our dealership in Springfield, MO.

Performance

There's no doubt that the 2019 Kia Optima and 2018 Hyundai Sonata are equally talented when it comes to power under the hood. These sedans sport very similar engines, with a slight difference in fuel economy. Full specs of both engines can be found below.

Kia Optima S

Model

Hyundai Sonata Sport+

2.4L DOHC I4

Engine

2.4L GDI I4

185 HP

Horsepower

185 HP

178 lb.-ft.

Torque

178 lb.-ft.

24 city / 33 highway

Fuel Economy

25 city / 35 highway

Interior

The Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata both have comfortable interiors. However, our specialists agree that you will enjoy the bold styling of the Optima over that of the Sonata. With driver-oriented design, you'll be driving in comfort with the 2019 Optima

Optima Interior

Kia Optima S

Model

Hyundai Sonata Sport+

  • Sport black cloth seat trim with leatherette bolsters
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support
  • 6-way passenger seat adjustment
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear shift knob

Key Interior Features

  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • 6-way manual passenger seat
  • Heated front seats & steering wheel
  • Leather D-cut steering wheel & sporty shift knob
  • Leatherette interior door panel inserts
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat

Technology

Both drivers and passengers expect to be connected in the car. Both the 2019 Kia Optima and 2018 Hyundai Sonata feature many technology upgrades, the Optima's tech is a little more upgraded, including a larger and touchscreen-integrated infotainment system. See a list of key tech features for both models below.

Optima Technology

Kia Optima S

Model

Hyundai Sonata Sport+

  • UVO link with 8-in. touch-screen display & SiriusXM®
  • Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay™ compatibility
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Smart key with push-button start & immobilizer

Key Tech Features

  • 7-in. color display with SiriusXM®
  • Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay™ compatibility
  • Integrated Bluetooth®
  • Push button start
  • Blue Link® Telematics System

Safety

Everyone wants to feel as safe as possible while on the road, and many modern vehicles offer technology aimed to keep you alert behind the wheel. When you put the safety packages of these two mid-sized sedans side-by-side, it's clear to see that the Kia Optima has more standard features.

Optima Safety

Kia Optima S

Model

Hyundai Sonata Sport+

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning & Avoidance Assistance
  • Rear-Camera Display
  • Reverse Park Distance Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist Line
  • Driver Attention Warning

Key Safety Features

  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Rear-Camera Display

Test Drive the Kia Optima in Springfield, MO

If you've decided that the Kia Optima is the mid-sized sedan you need, Youngblood Kia has the model for you! Take a look at our Optima inventory to find your favorite model, then schedule a test drive at our dealership in Springfield, MO. If you have any questions, give our dealership a call at (866) 825-9532, and a Youngblood Kia representative will be glad to help!

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