2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
$26,000 Starting MSRP $25,995
44-mpg hwy, 40-mpg city Fuel Economy 40-mpg hwy, 36-mpg city
106.1 cubic feet Passenger Volume 102.2 cubic feet
13.3 cubic feet Cargo Room 10.8 cubic feet

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Side View

One of the biggest drags on hybrid vehicles used to be that they were too ugly. That they stuck out on the road like a sore thumb, and that while their benefits were obvious, it wasn’t worth being seen behind the wheel of one. Well things have certainly changed since hybrids made their initial debut, and these days you can’t tell them apart from any other sedan on the road. To that look especially gorgeous can be seen right here in our 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid comparison.

When it comes to hybrids, there is one thing that people care about more than just about anything else: fuel economy. Well if you are trying to decide between the Sonata Hybrid and the Optima Hybrid, the obvious choice here is the Sonata, which gets just as good of fuel economy in the city as the Optima does on the highway. That is a pretty impressive feat of engineering. The Sonata’s 2.0-liter engine, mated to a 38 kW electric motor allows it to achieve these phenomenal numbers. Combined, the system can produce 193-horsepower.

Roomy Interior with Plenty of Great Options in the 2016 Sonata

Another obvious win for the 2016 Sonata Hybrid in this comparison is the roomy interior that it offers to its passengers. While the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid is spacious for a hybrid, it still does not level up to what the Sonata Hybrid can offer. Four cubic feet isn’t a small margin either. This extra room will be even more enjoyable for passengers when it’s combined with available features such as heated front and rear seats, and leather seating trim.

There are plenty of other great options to choose from in the Sonata Hybrid as well. The vehicle can be equipped with a panoramic sunroof, the Blue Link Telematics system, an Infinity Audio System, and an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation.

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Interior