Compare the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata at Superior KIA

If you're looking to compare the new Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata, Superior Kia in Cincinnati is here to help. We've put together a comprehensive comparison of these models to help you decided on the sedan you want in no time. Our dealership is conveniently located in Cincinnati with a variety of new models and a team of professionals to make sure you get the information you need. Continue reading to learn more about the Optima and Sonata below.

The Optima vs. The Sonata

  • The base Kia Optima is thousands less than the base Hyundai Sonata allowing you to get behind the wheel without breaking the bank.
  • The Kia Optima is also more fuel-efficient than the Hyundai Sonata to take you from Fairfield, OH to Covington, KY, without constant trips to the pump.
  • Both sedans seat up to five passengers allowing you to load up your family and friends for the day ahead.
  • The Optima offers more rear legroom than the Sonata allowing passengers to get comfortable during long trips.
  • Both models also have 5.3 inches of ground clearance.
  • The Optima has a longer wheelbase than the Sonata for added road stability.
  • The Optima has a lower base curb weight than the Sonata aiding with its agility and fuel economy.
  • Both sedans come fitted with 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engines putting out 195 pound-feet of torque, combining performance and efficiency.
  • The Optima averages up to 37 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Sonata averages 36 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Unlike the Sonata, the Optima offers drivers the choice between a standard manual transmission or an available automatic option.

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When you're ready to experience the new Kia Optima for yourself, make your way to Superior KIA. Contact us or stop by to schedule a test drive our new Kia inventory today.

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Check Out the Available Trim Configurations

The Kia Optima lineup comes in four different trim levels that you may choose from. The Optima LX is the baseline model and comes well equipped to handle the daily drive around Florence, KY. The next model in the lineup, the Kia Optima S, is standard with features like:

  • Smart Welcome
  • UVO Link with Eight-Inch Touchscreen Display and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • Dual-Zone Full Automatic Temperature Control
  • Ten-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat with Two-Way Power Lumbar Support

The third model in the lineup is the Kia Optima EX, which includes all the previous features and adds benefits like:

  • 1.6-Liter Turbocharged Engine Paired with Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats

At the high-end of the model lineup is the Kia Optima SX, packed with amenities like:

  • 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Engine
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade
  • High-Beam Assist
  • UVO Link with Eight-Inch Touchscreen Display, Voice-Command Navigation System, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
  • Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 630 Watts and Ten Speakers