2018 optima angled view

2019 Kia Optima*

2018 sonata angled view

2019 Hyundai Sonata*

2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Drivers in the Ann Arbor area have good reasons to consider both the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata, but when push comes to shove, those who value safety and standard features will find more to love in the former. We’ve compared the 2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Hyundai Sonata on both fronts so you can see why the Optima is a better value.

Safety Features

Both the Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata offer electronic stability control, daytime running lights, and a blind spot monitor, standard. However, only drivers who choose the Kia Optima will receive an expanded suite of driver-assistance safety features to utilize on Ypsilanti roads. Drivers who choose the Sonata will have to pay extra to access each of the following technologies:

  • Park Distance Warning-Reverse: Bumper-mounted sonar sensors allow the Optima to measure the distance between you and other vehicles. When you’re parking, you’ll receive an audible warning if you come close to hitting another vehicle.
  • Forward Collision Warning: You’ll receive an automated warning whenever your Optima’s sensors detect an object in your path.
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car: When the Forward Collision Warning isn’t sufficient to slow you down, your Optima can apply its brakes automatically to slow you down or bring you to a halt.
2019 optima rear cross-traffic alert

Standard Features: Optima vs. Sonata

High-end safety technologies aren’t the only components that give the Kia Optima an edge. The following features are standard in the Optima, but will cost extra in the Sonata if and when they’re made available:

  • Premium synthetic seats
  • Power driver’s seat with driver lumbar support
  • Heated mirrors

In addition, drivers who choose the Optima over the Sonata will have access to the following options right from the start. You’ll have to upgrade the Sonata in order to equip similar features:

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Performance Tires
  • Panoramic Sun/Moonroof
2019 optima sx front interior

Explore the 2019 Kia Optima at LaFontaine Kia of Ann Arbor

If you’d like to learn more about why drivers choose Kia, see how the Sorento compares to the Santa Fe or how the Optima compares to the Toyota Camry. While you’re at it, check out the Kia Optima mpg ratings for 2020!

If you’re ready to take the next steps, contact LaFontaine Kia of Ann Arbor to experience any of our in-stock Optima sedans in person! You’ll love how it handles the roads of Canton and beyond.

*2018 Models Shown

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Phone: 734-249-7700

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