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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

Back in the day, the most efficient vehicles used to be a bit... odd. They always had "unique" designs that were supposed to be futuristic, but were probably just completely unnecessary. Now, however, you have midsize sedans that come with hybrid powertrains, and some like the Sonata Hybrid look just as sophisticated as any luxury model out there. If this sounds like it is up your alley, then compare two of your options: the 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2017 Kia Optima.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
Yes Plug-In Variant Yes
39 city/45 hwy MPG 39 city/45 hwy
Yes Standard CD Player No
7 years/unlimited miles Anti-Perforation Warranty 5 years/100,000 miles
Standard Stolen Vehicle Tracking Not available
40.0/38.0 inches Headroom (front/rear) 39.8/37.8 inches
8.3/10 US News & World Report Rating 8.3/10

Differences Between the 2017 Sonata Hybrid and Optima Hybrid

The truth is, there are actually a number of key things that are identical between these two models. After all, Hyundai does own much of Kia, so there are definitely some similarities. MPG is identical, for example, as is engine horsepower and torque. Even the ratings for the vehicles on certain trustworthy news outlets is the same or at least very close.

Where you do notice some differences is in the details. For example, though both models have excellent warranties overall, the corrosion warranty for the Sonata Hybrid is far superior than the 5 year warranty for the Optima Hybrid. The Sonata Hybrid even goes above and beyond to protect your vehicle with Stolen Vehicle Tracking, something you won't find on the Optima Hybrid.

Standard Features on the Sonata and Optima Hybrid Models

Though the starting MSRP for each vehicle is nearly the same, the standard equipment is not. In fact, the Sonata Hybrid has numerous features included that the Optima Hybrid either doesn't offer or makes only available for a higher price. These include a CD player, a rear armrest with pass-through function, cargo tie downs, daytime running lights, heated side mirrors and more.

Now that you've compared the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, why not take a spin in the Sonata for yourself. It clearly has an advantage in many key areas, so when you're ready, contact us at Coastal Hyundai.

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