a blue 2020 Hyundai Sonata profile view against a white 2020 Kia Optima

Both the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the 2020 Kia Optima have a lot to offer discerning drivers in Colorado Springs. To help you decide which model is best, we will perform a complete analysis of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima. In our Sonata vs. Optima comparison, we look closer at the price, trim levels, performance, features, and safety.

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Price | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

You will find that the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima feature similar price points. The new Sonata starts at $23,400, while the new Optima can be purchased for $23,390.

Highlights | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata was completely redesigned for this model year. It comes with lots of standard safety features and plenty of interior room. The 2020 Kia Optima hasn't been updated but does have a premium cabin and smooth ride.

Trims & Configurations | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

Both the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the 2020 Kia Optima come with four trim level options.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

  • SE: $23,400
  • SEL: $25,500
  • SEL Plus: $27,400
  • Limited: $33,300

2020 Kia Optima

  • LX: $23,390
  • S: $24,890
  • EX: $27,190
  • SX: $32,190

MPG | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata achieves 30 mpg combined with either the turbo 1.6-liter or base 2.5-liter. There will be a future hybrid model that earns an estimated 50/54 mpg. The base engine of the Kia Optima is rated at 24/32 mpg with the base engine and 27/37 mpg with the 1.6-liter turbo. There is also a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that earns 21/30 mpg.

Fuel Tank Capacity | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

Both the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima contain an 18.5-gallon fuel tank.

interior seating of a 2020 Hyundai Sonata compared to a 2020 Kia Optima

Interior | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima both have room for five occupants and come standard with cloth upholstery. There are 16 cubic feet of trunk space in the Sonata versus the 15.9 cubic feet available with the Sonata. Standard features in a Sonata include an eight-inch touch screen, an infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, and Bluetooth. In the base model of an Optima, owners receive the UVO infotainment system, an eight-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a USB port, six-speaker sound system, and Siri Eyes Free.

Exterior | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata measures 193″ L x 73″ W x 57″ H and comes with either 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels. Owners can choose from eight exterior color options. The 2020 Kia Optima dimensions measure 191″ L x 73″ W x 58″ H, which is slightly shorter but higher than the Sonata. It also comes with 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, as well as eight exterior color options.

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Performance | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The newly redesigned 2020 Sonata features a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 191 horsepower. There's also an optional 1.6-liter turbo-four that outputs 180 horsepower. Both of these engines pair to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Kia Optima has a standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Owners can choose the 178-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo-four or the 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four instead. The standard transmission is a six-speed automatic, but higher trim levels offer a seven-speed dual-clutch option instead.

Reviews & Ratings | 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, plus Edmunds states this model has a "sharp new look inside and out," and offers it an 8.0/10 rating. The 2020 Kia Optima is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, while Edmunds only ranks it with a 7.6/10 score, but does state it has a "generous amount of standard equipment."

the bumper of a 2020 Hyundai Sonata compared to a 2020 Kia Optima

Cost of Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

The prices of a new Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima are comparable to one another. However, the Hyundai Sonata is redesigned and brand new for this model year. Of course, you can save money by purchasing a used model instead. There are some low-cost used Sonata options available.

Buy A New Hyundai Sonata

At Phil Long Hyundai, we have the new Sonata for sale in Colorado Springs. You can browse our online inventory of Sonata models online and then schedule your test drive. With our financing options, you will find the monthly payment that suits your needs. You could also opt to start a Sonata lease deal to keep the payments lower than ever and put less money down.

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Used Hyundai Sonata For Sale

If you don't need the newest model, consider saving more by purchasing a used Hyundai Sonata instead. We have a full inventory of certified pre-owned Sonata cars that are priced reasonably and offer further guarantees. You don't have to sacrifice quality when you are in the market for a used Sonata.

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