2008 Kia Amanti vs. Its Competition

2008 Kia Amanti 4-door Sedan Open Doors
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There is only one full-size competitor that can match the 2008 Kia Amanti when it comes to value and its warranty; that would be the 2008 Hyundai Azera.

Coincidence? The experts from TheCarConnection.com think not.

Many automotive shoppers don't know that Kia and Hyundai are owned by the same Korean company.

This makes for some interesting shopping possibilities, as the Hyundai Azera provides an outstanding value that wears a much more contemporary (and stylish) shape.

Equipment levels, powertrains, and warranties are nearly identical between the two.

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Quick Specs
6.6
If you don't mind driving a big car with derivative looks, the 2008 Kia Amanti is a great choice.
7.2
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
7.6
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
MSRP From  
$25,495$29,265$24,600
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6 FlexFuelGas V6
EPA Class  
LargeLarge CarLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan CX4-Door Sedan GLS
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4dr Sedan4 Dr Sedan CX4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomaticNA