Stately and composed, midsize sedans are the timeless representation of the word “car.” These capable and competent vehicles bring fuel efficiency, a range of performance options and classic style to a market that has always valued their “best of all worlds” builds. Having led this charge, the Kia Optima is a high-value model that delivers Kia’s incredible value to this segment. For 2019, the Optima gains a new and more aggressive front grille and fascia, standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and active safety features that use sensors and computers to mitigate hazards.
Up against the 2019 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan from Kia’s frenemies, Hyundai. As platform mates, these vehicles have a lot in common but diverge where the brand identities take over. For Kia, this means focusing on performance and style. Let’s see how they compare:
2019 Kia Optima
2019 Hyundai Sonata
|31 combined MPG (EX)||Maximum fuel efficiency||31 combined MPG (Eco)|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Standard|
|Standard||Active Safety Features||Available|
|121 cubic feet||Passenger space||106 cubic feet|
|$17,950 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price*||Starts at||$22,300|
With the 2019 Kia Optima, Kia has brought its signature approach to value to a class that historically carries flagship models from the biggest manufacturers. While both Kia and Hyundai have offered very similar entries to this class, the unique focus on value from Kia has made the Optima the more appealing of the two options.
Not only does the Kia Optima give you standard active safety features and more interior space, but it can be had for over $4,000 less than the 2019 Hyundai Sonata at Friendly Kia*. Both models have Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration through a standard 7-inch touchscreen display.
Both models were recognized with the Top Safety Pick + distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both models deliver incredible fuel efficiency and balance it with standard and available performance.
At Friendly Kia, you’ll spend less and have a bigger selection. As Tampa Bay’s largest new and used Kia inventory, you’ll have plenty of models to choose from. This makes finding the trim level, color and options you want an easy task. As Tampa Bay’s only Kia dealership in the Kia Motors America Presidents Club, you can also be sure to work with a sales and service team committed to your satisfaction.
Don’t wait up! Schedule a test drive with the thrilling and capable 2019 Kia Optima today!