2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Hyundai Sonata
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LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX, and SXL Trim Levels SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T
Up to 10 Speakers Up to 9
28/39 mpg Top Mileage (city/highway) 28/38 mpg

2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

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The Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata are cousins that share many similar features. Whether you are looking for a fuel-sipping family vehicle, or a sporty commuting car, the 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan and its rival are a good place to start looking. Both of these four-door sedans can hold five passengers, and offer a sporty driving style with an elegant exterior flare. When comparing the looks of the 2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata, we like the integrated front grille and headlights of the Optima, and its angular rear profile.

Both of these sedans come with top features. The 2016 Kia Optima is available with advantages like an auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror, eight-way power-adjustable driver seating, blind-spot detection, rear parking sensors, and driver memory settings even from the base model thanks to the optional Convenience package. Several of these features are only available on the top trim of the 2016 Sonata. Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and premium cloth upholstery come standard on both the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. Upper trims of these sedans feature dual zone automatic climate control, navigation with voice controls, and high-intensity headlights.

Powertrain on the 2016 Kia Optima

When comparing the powertrain options on the 2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata, you run into almost more similarities than differences. Both come standard in lower trims with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated for 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, and have a top, 245-horsepower-producing 2.0-liter turbocharged engine available on the upper trims. One of the more impressive differences comes with the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes on the LX 1.6T trim of the 2016 Kia Optima, and on the Eco trim of the Sonata. This engine delivers the best mileage on both models, but the Optima has a slight edge when it comes to highway driving.

Each of these vehicles is also available with a Hybrid model that can deliver on even better gas mileage. You can't go wrong with either of the midsize sedans in this comparison, but we favor the 2016 Kia Optima for its generous available features and elegant style. To learn more about the 2016 Kia Optima in Eureka, CA, contact a member of the Harper Kia sales team today.