Compare 2014 Hyundai Sonata vs 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 21 32 $26,668 $28,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 21 32 $24,428 $25,850
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,532 $21,450
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $25,231 $27,000
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $25,231 $27,000
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,978 $24,300
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,573 $26,000
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,859 $30,750
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,668
$22,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$23,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Hyundai Sonata remains one of the best buys among mid-size sedans--although with so many much-improved rival models, it's no longer such a standout. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 102.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.4
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)
11.2 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
274 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 1650 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.64
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.8 (Est)
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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