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
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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 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
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 Mid-Size 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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 178 @ 4000
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
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.21
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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