Compare 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Kia Optima

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Kia Optima
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2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 2.4L 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata Eco 1.6L 28 36 $22,152 $23,125
Sonata Limited 2.0T 21 30 $32,188 $34,350
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata Limited 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata SE 2.4L 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata SE 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata Sport 2.0T 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.0T w/Black 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Sport 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 39 45 $24,724 $26,000
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $32,938 $34,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L N/A N/A $36,698 $38,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior N/A N/A $36,698 $38,600
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $23,453 $25,140
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $21,396 $22,140
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Turbo 28 39 $22,800 $24,140
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 22 32 $27,865 $29,940
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 22 32 $33,435 $36,040
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,856 $32,195

Pricing

Invoice Price

$20,718
$23,453

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$21,600
$25,140

Monthly Payment Estimate

$360 / month
$419 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
8.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy. The 2016 Kia Optima is better than its game-changing predecessor in nearly every way—except it’s a little less distinct.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

106.1 104.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

45.5 45.5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.3 56

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

35.6 35.6

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 39.8

Second Hip Room (in)

56.1 56

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

38 37.8

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 57.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 63.4

Wheelbase (in)

110.4 110.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.4 73.2

Track Width, Front (in)

63.5 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.3 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

191.1 191.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16.3 15.9

Brakes

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 12

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

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 -

Tires

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

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3250 3362

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

640 800

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

178 @ 4000 178 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

185 @ 6000 185 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 35

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 24

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.21 4.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.89 2.88

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.80 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)

3.38 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.64 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

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

6.1 6.3

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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