2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Kia Optima

In the midsize sedan industry, two vehicles that have routinely found themselves at the top of the heap both come from manufacturers with South Korean roots. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata and 2017 Kia Optima are both capable of providing you with driving experiences that are smart, innovative, efficient and powerful, making them more than worthy choices for any type of driver. But how well do they match up with each other?

Our team here at Planet Hyundai is dedicated to bringing you a car buying experience that is second to none, so we’ve done some research on the Sonata and Optima models. Let’s jump in and see what these two South Korean flagbearers bring to the table for you and your family!

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2017 Sonata vs 2017 Optima
$21,600 MSRP $22,200
2.4-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.4-liter Inline 4
178 / 178 Horsepower / Torque 178/178
28 city / 36 highway Fuel Economy 28 city / 34 highway

2017 Hyundai Sonata Golden CO

Being that they’re both built on similar platforms with similar materials, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata in Golden CO and 2017 Kia Optima each form viable options to satisfy all your needs behind the wheel. In any comparison between these two sedans, your choice will probably come down to a matter of preference, but there are some definite factors in which the Sonata excels and the Optima lacks. For starters, its Blue Link infotainment system is more intuitive than that of the Optima’s, allowing you to access vehicle diagnostics, stream media and even start your car from your phone! In addition, a hands-free smart trunk is exclusive to the Sonata, and it also features class-leading interior space, allowing you and your friends/loved ones to move freely inside. Not only that, but the 2017 Sonata has also been awarded the Best Family Sedan of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book, in effect cementing its status as one of the most respected and awe-inspiring sedans of recent memory.

If you’d like more information on the 2017 Sonata and its features, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Hyundai. We can get you behind the wheel for a test drive and even help you get a financing deal if you’re convinced that it’s the right sedan for you. Stop in and see us today to learn what the hype is about!

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