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Compare 2019 Hyundai Sonata vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Hyundai Sonata
2019 Kia Optima
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Eco 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Eco 1.6T 28 37 $22,034 $23,000
Sonata Limited 2.0T 23 32 $30,408 $32,250
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 33 $26,316 $27,850
Sonata SE 2.4L 26 35 $21,706 $22,650
Sonata SEL 2.4L 25 33 $23,013 $24,300
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 33 $23,805 $25,150
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 39 44 $29,367 $31,300
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 40 46 $24,490 $25,750
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $31,810 $33,400
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L N/A N/A $37,074 $39,000
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EX DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX DCT 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Optima LX Automatic 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Optima S Automatic 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
Optima SX Automatic 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 45 $26,646 $28,090
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $33,444 $35,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,034
$25,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,000
$26,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata aims squarely for value-minded shoppers who want a long warranty, and hits a bullseye. The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 120.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
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)
35.6 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3247 3285
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 178 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.72
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 5.7
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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