Compare 2015 Hyundai Sonata vs 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Hyundai Sonata
2015 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited w/Gray Accents 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport w/Gray Accents 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats PZEV 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport PZEV 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,573 $26,000
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $27,703 $29,500
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,801 $24,340
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $24,133 $25,790
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,920 $27,700
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $33,140 $35,500
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,346 $25,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,293
$22,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,275
$24,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$406 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans. The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 102.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4
Brakes
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)
12 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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
P205/65HR16 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 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)
640 760
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 192 @ 6300
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.80
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.64
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
5.5 6.6
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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