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Compare 2010 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Hyundai Sonata
2010 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS PZEV 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited PZEV 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 22 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE PZEV 22 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 22 32 $19,620 $20,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 22 32 $18,350 $19,195
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SX 22 32 $20,370 $21,795
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 22 32 $17,640 $17,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $20,560 $21,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SX 20 28 $21,300 $22,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,056
$19,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The refined and roomy 2010 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the middle of a crowded field of mid-size family sedans, with just a little more value for the money than most of the rest. The 2010 Kia Optima doesn’t have the excitement of its newest small cars, the Soul and Forte, but it does have strong appeal based in practical attributes like interior space, comfort, and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 104.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 189.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.0
Brakes
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)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.28 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3327 3179
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.5

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