2018 Kia Optima
185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 Power 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4
Chrome grille, standard daytime running lights, seven trim levels Style Black grille with chrome, daytime running lights not available, five trim levels
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not available
$22,050 Starting MSRP $22,500

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Kia Optima

With the rise of crossover SUVs and alike, the midsize market has become more and more competitive. Car manufacturers are showcasing impressive performance, innovative technology and upscale design in the midsize sedan market. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata fits right in. The new 2018 Sonata offers drivers style, safety and sophistication at a shockingly-low price. See how the 2018 Hyundai Sonata compares to one of the most popular and lowest-priced midsize sedans.

While the base models of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and 2018 Kia Optima are relatively similar, the real differences can be found when looking at additional available trim levels. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata offers seven trim levels, each offering a unique set of standard and available features. The 2018 Kia Optima only offers five trim levels. The highest trim level available for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Kia Optima both offer a 245-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine, however, the Sonata offers a superior transmission, which will result in better fuel efficiency for the highest-level 2018 Sonata. Comparing the highest trim level for both vehicles shows the 2018 Sonata offers more standard speakers, more standard advanced safety technology, including Adaptive Cruise Control, and larger maximum interior cargo volume.

2018 Hyundai Sonata in Golden, CO

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata offers seven trim levels, including the SE, ECO, SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T. There are three engines available for the 2018 Sonata, including a 185-hp, 2.4-liter Inline four-cylinder, a 178-hp, 1.6-liter Inline four-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo, and a 2.0-liter Inline four-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo engine. The 1.6-liter Turbo engine - available in the ECO trim - will get up to 37 highway mpg! All three engines offer Nissan's Drive Mode Select and one of three SHIFTRONIC® automatic transmissions. 

Even the base model of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata offers drivers a lot of great safety technology, including standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lange Change Assist, Rearview Camera, Brake Assist and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Additional advanced safety technology available on higher trim levels includes Lane Keep Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and more!

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata at Planet Hyundai in Golden, CO!