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March Madness 2: Kia Vs. Hyundai

Kia Vs. Hyundai Model Lineup

Continuing our “March Madness” series where we pit Kia against some of its biggest and most prevalent competitors sees us matching Kia up with a company close to their hearts. Hyundai and Kia, after all, are more closely connected than any other two competitors on the market today. They’re frenemies – sharing engines, platforms and more but also competing for the attention and market share of the same drivers.

[READ MORE: How Exactly Are Kia and Hyundai Related?]

Although showing a competition between these two bands will feature less of a gulf than the one we did between Kia and Nissan, we still want to highlight a few metrics which we think show a more driver-focused and value-added approach by Kia than Hyundai’s less coherent one.

Kia Vs. Hyundai

So, if you’re shopping between the two brands, you’ll start to see a lot of similarities with models offered, their size, etc.

However, here are some crucial areas where the two badges diverge:

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A Matter of Style and Value

Comparing the two manufacturers, we see a lot in common. It’s no wonder as both of them share warranty coverage, platforms and powertrains.

[READ MORE: Kia Warranty Vs. the Competition]

What we see as we move to Kia, however, is more. With Kia, you get more vehicles to choose from, you get more of those vehicles that feature Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration as a standard feature and you get more vehicles that feature active safety features.

You also get the best pricing in Tampa Bay by shopping at Friendly Kia.

If you’re still stuck between the two, let’s take a look at the most obvious way they’re different – their style:

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2019 Kia Forte

white 19 elantra parked

2019 Hyundai Elantra

white 19 tucson parked

2019 Hyundai Tucson

red 19 sportage parked

2019 Kia Sportage

We’ll follow those ancient words of wisdom and not say anything at all if we can’t say anything nice.

If you’re interested in any of Kia’s high-value models, we’d love to help you find the perfect one with a test drive. Contact us today!

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