2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Kia Optima

When starting your search for a new car, it's difficult to narrow down the selection throughout all of the various companies. If you're looking for a new sedan, the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are two of the most popular sedan models from their respective brands. So, what are the differences between the 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2017 Kia Optima?

Many of drivers will come to find that the new Sonata and new Optima offer a very similar performance. The Sonata's 2.4-liter I-4 engine and the Optima's 2.0-liter I-4 engine both produce 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Both of the sedans also offer a great fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg. Even though they are the same, the Sonata gets all of the benefits that the Optima may have, all at a cheaper price.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Kia Optima
$21,600 Starting MSRP $22,200
185 Horsepower 185
29 Combined mpg 29
106 cu.ft Passenger Volume 105 cu.ft.

How Comfortable is the 2017 Hyundai Sonata?

While both the performance and size of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2017 Kia Optima are extremely similar, the new Sonata is actually more spacious for passengers and cargo. The 106 cu.ft of passenger space in the Sonata is more than the Optima's 105 cu.ft, as well as offering more headroom for all passengers, as well as more hip and shoulder room for the often cramped backseat passengers. The Sonata also has more room for luggage, with 16.3 cu.ft of maximum cargo space available, compared to the Kia's 15.9 cu.ft of space.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2017 Kia Optima, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Hyundai. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Sonata by scheduling a test drive directly on our website.

Blue 2017 Hyundai Sonata driving on highway
man driving the 2017 Hyundai Sonata
front interior of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata
Front view of a white 2017 Hyundai Sonata

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