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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
$30,665
673 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
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2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
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EX Turbo FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,000
26 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,748

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 ...

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No Expert Reviews
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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:
Very nice
writes:
Nice car, great prices
10
writes:
The sel is a lot better choice for a little more money. The display is so much larger. It seemed a alot smoo...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL FWD better.
"Just a lot more for the money between se and sel."
2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2.0T Limited FWD
2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
245 hp @ 6,000 RPM
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.38 in x 3.38 in
3.03 in x 3.35 in
Safety
ABS Brakes 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 --
Air Conditioning Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats 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
2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD

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