Compare 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2018 Kia Optima
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Eco 1.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Eco 1.6L 28 37 $21,705 $22,650
Sonata Limited 2.0T 23 32 $30,593 $32,450
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited 2.4L SULEV 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited 2.4L w/SULEV 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited+ 2.0T 23 32 $30,081 $31,900
Sonata SE 2.4L 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
Sonata SE 2.4L SULEV 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
Sonata SEL 2.4L 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL 2.4L SULEV 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL+ 2.4L 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL+ 2.4L w/SULEV 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata Sport 2.0T 23 32 $26,082 $27,600
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 35 $23,850 $25,200
Sonata Sport+ 2.4L 25 35 $23,478 $24,800
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Emerald Blue Interior 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 40 46 $24,257 $25,500
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $31,669 $33,250
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L N/A N/A $36,933 $38,850
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior N/A N/A $36,933 $38,850
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $24,030 $25,700
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $23,058 $24,400
Optima LX Automatic 25 36 $21,823 $22,600
Optima S Automatic 23 32 $22,750 $23,600
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $28,580 $30,600
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 46 $28,867 $30,990
Optima Hybrid Premium Automatic 39 46 $24,390 $25,995
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $32,921 $35,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,705
$24,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$25,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$428 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style. The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.9
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 12
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 -
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)
3219 3362
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)
640 800
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 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)
4.29 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
5.7 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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