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.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,817
4 listings nationwide

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2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,850
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,112
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "

Specs

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain --
FWD
Fuel Economy, City --
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque --
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
10:1
Displacement --
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.03 in x 3.35 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 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 Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 46.1 in 45.5 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,018 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 191.1 in
Width 73.2 in 73.2 in
Height 56.9 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 110.4 in

Available Options

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver

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