What is the Difference Between Kia and Hyundai?

December 30th, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Santa FeKia and Hyundai are both well-known Korean automakers who have a growing popularity in the U.S. markets. This might lead some Oklahoma City consumers to question, “What is the difference between Kia and Hyundai?” Find out more about these two interconnected — but different — brands by reading on.

Are Kia and Hyundai the Same Company?

The short answer is no, Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor Group are not the same company — but they are related. During a tough time, Kia was forced into bankruptcy and Hyundai purchased a portion of the company so they could continue on. Today, Kia also has a stake in some of Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiaries. Despite the crossover, both companies continue to operate independently with their own distinct point of view for their brands. In familial terms, they are more like sisters with a healthy sibling rivalry than twins.

Kia vs. Hyundai

Despite featuring some comparable models, both Kia and Hyundai boast their own lineup with notable differences:

  • Model Types: Currently, Hyundai does not offer a minivan like the Kia Sedona, but Kia likewise fails to provide a sporty hatchback couple like the Hyundai Veloster.
  • Pricing: Hyundai makes it a priority to consistently provide Midwest City customers with both excellent features and great value. The Hyundai price range begins with the Hyundai Accent and tops out with the Ioniq Electric. Kia charges drivers more with their base Kia Rio and hits a high point with the K900.
  • Different Features: While there may be some overlaps, like Apple CarPlay® and Andriod Auto™ compatibility, both the Kia and Hyundai lineups have their own unique features, such as Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car Telematics and Kia Optima UVO eServices.

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