Model Comparison: 2019 Hyundai Sonata Vs 2019 Kia Optima

At Westend Hyundai, we're very proud to sell the 2019 Hyundai Sonata in Toronto. For thirty years the Sonata has offered Canadian drivers versatility, value, and safety, and for 2019 the tradition lives on with more technology and style than ever before. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata features connective technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with safety tech such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

In fact, the Sonata is a Top Safety Pick Plus according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when equipped with the collision avoidance system and optional LED headlights. With all this high-tech equipment, the Sonata is well equipped to take on any competitor in the midsize sedan segment.

The Challenger

The Kia Optima fits into the same niche of stylish midsize sedans that fit a family's budget. However, the Hyundai Sonata delivers features and value beyond what the Optima can offer. Let's start by comparing the two cars' dimensions to show how similar they are in size and power. We'll compare 2019 Sonata Essential--the Sonata's base trim level--with the more expensive 2019 Optima LX+ trim level to show how even the base Sonata offers identical horsepower and similar dimensions:

2019 Hyundai Sonata Preferred

Feature

2019 Kia Optima LX+

$24,899.00

Price

$27,295.00

4855

Overall Vehicle Length (mm)

4855

1865

Overall width (mm)

1860

1475

Overall height (mm)

1465

2805

Wheelbase (mm)

2805

2.4L Theta II In-line4

Engine

2.4L In-line4

185

Horsepower

185


As you can see, both cars are strikingly similar, but the Sonata offers these specs for over $2,000 less. The value continues on the feature list, where the Sonata provides features that the Optima can't match even at the higher LX+ trim level:

2019 Hyundai Sonata Preferred

Feature

2019 Kia Optima LX+

Yes

Automatic door locking

No

Standard

Built-in apps (infotainment center)

Not available

Standard / Not Available

iPod/iPhone connection (front / rear)

Not Available / Not Available

Standard

Dash console storage

Not available

Rear park assist

Standard, Guidance Display

Not Available

1025 / 965

Headroom (mm) (front / rear)

1010 / 960

462

Cargo capacity (L)

450

A strong consideration for many buyers in this segment is fuel economy, since they use their cars for everything from commuting to getting the kids to sports practice on the weekend. Here the Sonata holds a distinct advantage despite the similar size and nearly identical power output of both cars' engine:

2019 Hyundai Sonata Preferred

Feature

2019 Kia Optima LX+

9.2

City (l/100km)

9.5

6.8

Highway (l/100km)

7.1

8.1

Combined (l/100km)

8.4

862

Vehicle range (km)

833

3800 kg/year

CO2 Emissions

3864 kg/year


Hyundai Warranty

Hyundai stands behind every vehicle it sells with one of the best warranties in the industry. This reflects the quality, reliability, and longevity of today's Hyundai models

2019 Hyundai Sonata

Feature

Whole vehicle warranty months / (km)

60 / 100,000

Powertrain warranty months / (km)

60 / 100,000

Anti-corrosion warranty months / (km)

60 / Unlimited

Paint warranty months / (km)

36 / 60,000

Roadside assistance months / (km)

60 / Unlimited

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