Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Hyundai Sonata
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Automatic S 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
DCT EX 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Automatic SX 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
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2.4L SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L SE 26 35 $21,564 $22,500
1.6T Eco 28 37 $21,894 $22,850
2.4L SEL 25 33 $22,875 $24,150
2.4L Sport 25 33 $23,664 $25,000
2.4L Limited 25 33 $26,175 $27,700
2.0T Limited 23 32 $30,267 $32,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,186
$21,564
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$22,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata aims squarely for value-minded shoppers who want a long warranty, and hits a bullseye.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
120.7 106.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16.3
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)
- 35.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3247
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 640
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Engine
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.1
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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