2020 Kia Optima vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Kia Optima


2021 Hyundai Sonata

Starting MSRP

2.4L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder
185 to 245 hp


191 hp

Siri® Eyes Free

104.8 cu-ft

Passenger Volume

104.4 cu-ft

2020 Kia Optima vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Looking for a practical, stylish, and reasonably-priced sedan for your Humboldt commute? If you live in the Lexington area, you’re definitely familiar with the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata. These reliable high-performers have earned their reputations through excellent reviews year after year. But it’s not always easy to decide which car is best suited to your lifestyle and budget! Join Allen Samuels Hyundai as we compare Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata interiors, engines, and more to help you make the call.

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata: Interior

The 2021 Kia Optima price isn’t available at the time of writing, but we expect a 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima price comparison to be very close. Both offer the infotainment and comfort features Dyersburg drivers expect, but, it’s the Hyundai SmartSense system that delivers a more comprehensive safety suite at the entry-level trim:

Hyundai Sonata: Key Standard Features

  • 8-inch color touchscreen with HD Radio™
  • 6-way adjustable driver seat
  • 4-way adjustable passenger seat
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA-R)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

Kia Optima: Key Standard Features

  • 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with rear backup camera
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity
  • Hands-free phone and cruise control buttons
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio
  • Siri® Eyes Free

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata: Performance

Both models come standard with solid 4-cylinder engines that achieve comparable horsepower. And, either the Optima or Sonata can be upgraded with optional turbo 4-cylinder engines.

Hyundai Sonata: Engine Options

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder — 191 hp | 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder — 180 hp | 195 lb-ft of torque

Kia Optima: Engine Options

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder — 185 hp | 178 lb-ft of torque 
  • Turbocharged 1.6L Inline 4-cylinder — 178 hp | 195 lb-ft of torque 
  • Turbocharged 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder — 245 hp | 21/30 | 260 lb-ft of torque 

Drivers may be tempted by the turbocharged engine offered on the Kia Optima, but they’ll find that the Hyundai Sonata offers more than enough horsepower for Jackson errands while saving you more in fuel economy. 

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