2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Kia Optima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,500
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $22,716 to $31,737 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 27 - 28 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 36 - 38 30 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Sonata, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Hyundai Sonata or the Kia Optima, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is about the same width as the Kia Optima. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata as you will in the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The Hyundai Sonata comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Optima.