2009 Kia Amanti vs. Its Competition

2009 Kia Amanti

There is only one full-size competitor that can match the 2009 Kia Amanti when it comes to value and its warranty: the 2009 Hyundai Azera.

Coincidence? The experts from TheCarConnection.com think not.

Many automotive shoppers don't know that Kia and Hyundai are owned by the same Korean company.

The Azera wears a more contemporary (and stylish) shape.

Equipment levels, powertrains, and warranties are nearly identical between the two.

The Ford Taurus and Buick Lucerne are two other solid front-wheel-drive sedans in the full-size class.

The Taurus offers more interior room than the 2009 Amanti, while the Lucerne is available with V-8 power and a number of options not found on the Kia.

The Taurus also offers the option of all-wheel drive.

The Toyota Avalon remains the benchmark for the full-size sedan class.

Over the years, it has become the leader based on its quality, room, and high level of refinement.

When driving the Avalon back to back against the 2009 Kia Amanti, it's easy to see the Toyota's greater level of polish.

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2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors2008 Ford Taurus
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2008 Hyundai Azera GLS2008 Hyundai Azera
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2008 Toyota Avalon Limited2008 Toyota Avalon
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality.
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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