Compare the Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia OptimaWhich Mid-Sized Sedan is Right For You?

  Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima

How Does the Hyundai Sonata Size Up to the Competition? Compare It to the Kia Optima in Yorkville, NY, Today

As you begin directing your attention to the possibilities that are open to you when looking for a mid-size sedan, you can find plenty of options. So, what can make the Hyundai Sonata stand out as your upcoming choice for a new car close to Rome, NY? From its performance to trendy features and a lavish style with a well-furnished interior, there are many things to note about the Hyundai Sonata. But, as stated previously, there are other choices out there. How does the Hyundai Sonata match up to a competitor like the Kia Optima? At Carbone Hyundai, you can compare both vehicles easily to assist you along your shopping process and see why our selection of new Hyundai Sonata sedans for sale near Manlius is where you can buy or lease your next car.

Hyundai SonataKia Optima
Starting MSRP$22,300$24,900
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)18.518.5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)106.1120.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)16.315.9
Fuel Economy (MPG)35 highway / 26 city33 highway / 24 city

Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

Trim Levels

Presenting you with more options, the Hyundai Sonata has a large lineup of trims available that can make it easy to locate a sedan that has the features you are looking for in a new car near Utica. In the collection, there is the:

  • Hyundai Sonata SE
  • Hyundai Sonata Eco
  • Hyundai Sonata SEL
  • Hyundai Sonata Sport
  • Hyundai Sonata Limited
  • Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T

As you can see, there are six trims for you to find your luxurious sedan within. And while the Kia Optima also has various options, there are only four trims to browse that include the Kia Optima LX, S, SX, and EX.


When looking at both the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, you can find similarities between the performances. Both offer a 185-Horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 178-Horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and 245-Horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. When it comes to transmissions, however, the Hyundai Sonata takes the edge. The Hyundai Sonata has a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® that comes standard on the Hyundai Sonata SE, SEL, Sport and Limited, an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® that gets equipped into the Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T, and on the Hyundai Sonata Eco, it has a 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. On the Kia Optima, it has a 6-speed automatic transmission on the Kia Optima LX, S, and SX, and with the Kia Optima EX, it has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.


To experience top-notch infotainment features, both sedans are notable. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ come standard on the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, as well as other amenities such as a rearview camera and Bluetooth®. Both also come standard with similar cutting-edge safety features. The Hyundai Sonata has Blind Spot Detection that comes with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, whereas the Kia Optima has Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning.


Do you want that extra room for cargo as well as a spacious interior for you and friends? The Hyundai Sonata offers substantial cargo capacity with 16.3 cubic feet of cargo volume available compared to the Kia Optima that offers 15.9 cubic feet. The total interior volume also is superior in the Hyundai Sonata with a remarkable 122.4 cubic feet offered. With the Kia Optima, the total interior volume comes in slightly smaller at 120.7 cubic feet.

Purchase or Lease Your Hyundai Sonata at Carbone Hyundai

Is your choice clear to you now about what sedan you are going to lease or buy near Oneida, NY? We welcome you to come see the Hyundai Sonata. At our Hyundai dealership, you can schedule a test drive and explore our competitive prices and current new Hyundai specials, as well as find a convenient way to shop with Hyundai Shopper Assurance. Get pre-approved for an auto loan by applying for financing online to help save further time!