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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,751
18 listings nationwide

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2017 Hyundai Azera
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,522
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Rollerson 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...

2017 Hyundai Azera
FWD
William Maley Preview:

As Hyundai’s entrant in the full-size sedan class, the Azera may not be as well-known as competitors like the Chevrolet Impala or Toyota Avalon, but Hyundai hopes its expressive exteri...

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

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. "
2017 Hyundai Azera
FWD
20
Ella writes:
Excellent, best CPO
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited LTZ FWD worse.
"Styling"
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited LTZ FWD worse.
"Luxe features"
10
GuruNBJ6X writes:
Dont know if this newer one will be as outstanding as my 2014 but time will tell. Except for some minor exter...
20
Andre writes:
Smaller than the KIA
Power Ranked 2017 Kia Cadenza Premium better.
"I just love the KIA"
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Kia Cadenza Premium better.
"Its my opinion I just like the KIA"

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2017 Hyundai Azera
FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
293 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
255 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
3,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.62 in x 3.26 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional 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 36.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 16.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 193.7 in
Width 73.2 in 73.2 in
Height 57.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 112 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2017 Hyundai Azera
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Diamond White Pearl
  • Eclipse Black
  • Hyper White
  • Ion Silver
  • Moroccan Pearl
  • Nocturne Black
  • Pewter Gray Metallic
  • Starlight Silver
  • Venetian Red Pearl

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