Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Kia Optima
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX N/A N/A $22,099 $22,900
Automatic S N/A N/A $23,905 $24,900
DCT EX N/A N/A $25,728 $26,800
Automatic SX N/A N/A $30,625 $31,900
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2.4L SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L SE 26 35 $21,376 $22,300
1.6T Eco 28 37 $21,705 $22,650
2.4L SEL 25 33 $22,688 $23,950
2.4L Sport 25 33 $23,478 $24,800
2.4L Limited 25 33 $25,989 $27,500
2.0T Limited 23 32 $30,081 $31,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,099
$21,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$22,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$372 / 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
- 26 mpg
Highway
- 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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16.3
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
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)
- 35.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3247
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 640
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
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
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
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 26
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.1
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