2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Hyundai Sonata and 2018 Kia Optima side by side

With so many sedans on the market today, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowded segment. However, with the 2018 model year, vehicles such as the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima are turning heads. With many similarities between the two sedans, we wanted to share a few of the main differences between the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Kia Optima to help you pick the best one for your needs.

For many shoppers, the selling point of a car can come down to price. With these two sedan models, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is more affordable than the new Optima, with the new Sonata starting at just $22,050. However, both vehicles offer a similar performance, with the Sonata and Optima each coming equipped with a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that generates 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. These sedans are also extremely fuel efficient, each with a fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg.

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Kia Optima

$22,050 MSRP $22,500
29 Combined MPG 29
185 Starting Horsepower 185
106 cu.ft Passenger Volume 105 cu.ft

How Spacious is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

While not always know for how much room they offer, having a spacious sedan allows drivers to ride with comfort and convenience. With 106 cu.ft of total passenger volume and a maximum of 16.3 cu.ft of caro space available, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata offers more room for passengers to relax, as well as more space for luggage than the 2018 Kia Optima. The new Optima is only able to offer 105 cu.ft of room for passengers and 15.9 cu.ft of space for gear.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Kia Optima, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Hyundai. You can also test drive the new Sonata today by visiting our dealership today.

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