Hyundai Sonata vs Kia Optima Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
MSRP
$32,450
Invoice
$30,593
Average Price Paid
$30,480
887 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Optima
EX
MSRP
$25,700
Invoice
$24,030
Average Price Paid
$24,719
3,872 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
Fair Price
$31,637
Good Price
$29,711
Great Price
$28,609
2018 Kia Optima
EX
Fair Price
$25,828
Good Price
$23,840
Great Price
$22,704

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,637
52 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Optima
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,934
54 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Affordable and a great value, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is roomy and safe, it comes with a killer warranty and roadside-assistance plan, and it offers the latest technologies. Plus, you ...

2018 Kia Optima
EX
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Optima has been a player in the midsize sedan class since 2001, but only in the past few years has it become a force to be reckoned with. Kia has been working to keep the Optim...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
writes:
Nice car, great prices
writes:
Went in to World Hyundai in Matteson and they had the exact Sonata that was looking for! I’m so excited I have...
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Handling Ranked 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid better.
"Handles like a luxury car."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid better.
"More than enough room"
2018 Kia Optima
EX
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "

Specs

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
2018 Kia Optima
EX
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
245 hp @ 6,000 RPM
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.38 in x 3.38 in
3.46 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 45.5 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 191.1 in
Width 73.4 in 73.2 in
Height 58.1 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 110.4 in

Available Options

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Electric Blue
  • Lakeside Blue
  • Machine Gray
  • Phantom Black
  • Quartz White Pearl
  • Scarlet Red
  • Symphony Silver
2018 Kia Optima
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package

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