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Compare 2013 Kia Optima vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

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