2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Kia Optima

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Kia Optima

2017 Kia Optima

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The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has quickly risen to the top of many Oklahoma City and Edmond, OK drivers’ lists, thanks to its affordable price and impressive warranty—but that isn’t the only reason to love the Sonata sedan. To demonstrate, we’ve compared it another popular model in the segment, the 2017 Kia Optima. Not only did the Sonata outperform the Optima in its ability to keep occupants safe, but it also offered better features and was easier to afford in the long run than the Kia. Check out our findings finance your next car, and stop by AutoMax Hyundai of Del City to experience the Sonata in action.

Safety

Keeping cabin occupants safe is a top priority for any sedan, and the Hyundai Sonata does it well thanks to features like the advanced braking system which, according to Car and Driver, was able to bring the Hyundai to a full stop from 70 mph in just 165 feet. In the same test, the Optima required 185 feet – a difference of 20 feet! The Hyundai also offers drivers access to options like a GPS-enabled telematics, which can provide emergency personnel with the vehicle’s location in the event of a collision, even if the driver is incapacitated. The Kia doesn’t have that capability.

Interior Amenities

When it comes to creature comforts, the folks at U.S. News & World Report agree that the Hyundai Sonata is the stronger pick, delivering a larger 7-inch color touchscreen interface and infotainment system with access to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone app integration. In order to get this on the Kia Optima, you have to pay extra. The Hyundai Sonata also offers more cargo space with 16.3 cubic feet in the trunk trunk, compared to the Kia’s 15.9 cubic feet. Additional benefits on the Hyundai include a valet key, remote locking trunk, one-touch power driver window, and more budget friendly maintenance costs, according to the Car Book. All of this makes the Hyundai sedan easier to live with than the Optima.

Test-drive the 2017 Hyundai Sonata!

To get behind the wheel of a new Hyundai Sonata, contact AutoMax Hyundai of Del City at (405) 217-3451 or visit our showroom at 4401 Tinker Diagonal St in Del City, OK and schedule your Oklahoma City and Edmond, OK area test drive today.