"Sonata" typically means a piece of music for a solo instrumental with a piano as the accompanying instrument. That alone gives the 2017 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan a classy sound and feel. But when the 2017 Sonata is compared with the 2017 Kia Optima, it sings a song of second place, as the 2017 Optima has advantages in available technology and comforts, and a more impressive list of awards, among other benefits.
While the 2017 Optima and 2017 Sonata share a common amount of power, with both starting at a formidable 185 horsepower for their base trim and working up to 245 HP for their top-line trims, the 2017 Optima has a major edge in its starting price. At Friendly Kia, we have the 2017 Optima available with our VIP Price for less than $19,000, while the competition is asking for more than $20,500 for the 2017 Sonata. Not only do you have a more stylish sedan with the 2017 Optima, as evidenced by its Red Dot Design Award for the 2016 model year, you have one that gives you money to spend on other things, like books for your children or a fun vacation getaway.
|2017 Kia Optima||Vs.||2017 Hyundai Sonata|
|$18,680 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$20,519 (The Competition)|
|25, 36 (28, 37 for LX 1.6T trim)||MPG (city, highway)||25, 36 (28, 36 for Eco trim)|
|185 to 245||Horsepower||185 to 245|
|Yes||Available Nappa Leather Seat Trim?||No|
|Yes||Available Wireless Smartphone Charger?||No|
|Yes||KBB.com "Best Buy" for 2016?||No|
|Yes||Red Dot Design Award for 2016?||No|
While we're on the topic of children, both the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata won praise from Edmunds.com as being among the "10 Best Cars for Teen Drivers" for the 2016 model year. Both are also among the best in their midsize sedan class for impact resistance with an IIHS Top Safety Pick each for the 2017 model year. However, only the 2017 Optima was named a "Best Buy for 2016" by automotive expert Kelley Blue Book. And only the 2017 Optima has cool interior comforts like available Nappa Leather seat trim and a wireless smartphone charger - both will make the drive more luxurious and tech-savvy.
If you would like a midsize sedan with a more Euro-styled sport exterior, nicer available tech – including a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system in top-line trims – and a lower starting price, then you want a 2017 Kia Optima. We carry this sedan with pride at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.
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