Hyundai Sonata vs Kia Optima in Cape Girardeau, MO

Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima
Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 6000 185 @ 6000
City/Highway MPG 26/35 25/35
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.1 104.8
Trunk Volume 16.3 15.9
Price $22,300 $22,900

Any search for an affordable midsize sedan will likely include the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima. And for good reason: both cars are highly rated for safety, reliability, and they both include impressive standard features. However, while these cars are comparable in many areas, the Hyundai Sonata offers more value than the Kia Optima because it's roomier, more fuel efficient, and less expensive.

The Hyundai Sonata has more passenger and cargo space than the Kia Optima. Although the difference between the two vehicles may seem small on paper, you'll definitely notice, and appreciate the extra room on lengthy road trips around Cape Girardeau, MO.

The Hyundai Sonata also scores slightly better than the Kia Optima on fuel efficiency. In the city, you'll get 25 mpg in the Hyundai Sonata and 26 mpg in the Kia Optima. The extra mile per gallon may not seem like much, but over the lifetime of owning your car, this could save you hundreds of dollars at the pump.

Perhaps most importantly, the Hyundai Sonata currently has a starting MSRP of $22,300, and the Kia Optima starts at $22,900. So if you think about it, with the Hyundai Sonata, you'll get a bigger, more fuel efficient car for less money than the Kia Optima.

Of course, the best way to compare the Hyundai Sonata to the Kia Optima is through a test drive. The friendly and knowledgeable sales team at Auffenberg Hyundai in Cape Girardeau, MO will take the time to get to know you and help you understand why the Hyundai Sonata may be the better car for your needs. If you've already made up your mind, we'll be happy to talk with you about Hyundai lease options, financing plans, and more. Contact our team today to learn more about the Hyundai Sonata!