There is only one full-size competitor that can match the 2009 Kia Amanti when it comes to value and its warranty: the 2009 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.
The Azera wears a more contemporary (and stylish) shape.
Equipment levels, powertrains, and warranties are nearly identical between the two.
The Taurus offers more interior room than the 2009 Amanti, while the Lucerne is available with V-8 power and a number of options not found on the Kia.
The Taurus also offers the option of all-wheel drive.
The Toyota Avalon remains the benchmark for the full-size sedan class.
Over the years, it has become the leader based on its quality, room, and high level of refinement.
When driving the Avalon back to back against the 2009 Kia Amanti, it's easy to see the Toyota's greater level of polish.
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|2009 Kia AmantiBrowse Used Listings||2009 Buick LucerneBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6 FlexFuel||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan CX||4-Door Sedan SEL FWD||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sedan||4 Dr Sedan CX||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||NA||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Kia Amanti vs. 2009 Buick Lucerne||2009 Kia Amanti vs. 2008 Ford Taurus||2009 Kia Amanti vs. 2008 Hyundai Azera||2009 Kia Amanti vs. 2008 Toyota Avalon|