Compare 2013 Hyundai Sonata vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
4-Door Sedan SX 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,010
$20,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,895
$21,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans. The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.47
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.65
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.96
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 102.17
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.28
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 63.03
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 110.04
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 63.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.43
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.76
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3316 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.69 3.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
198 @ 6300 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4250 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.385 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.637 2.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.885 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.386 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.772 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.212 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.800 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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