2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Optima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2019 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia

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$25,750 to $31,300
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $24,490 to $29,367 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 39 - 40 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 44 - 46 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

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima in the front seats.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

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

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less horsepower than the Kia Optima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Kia Optima. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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