Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata

Kia Optima Models

If you’re shopping for a sedan to drive through Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside, you’ve probably come across popular models like the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata. While both would be a great option, the team at Sussman Kia wants to help you choose the right one for you.

We put together this Optima vs. Sonata comparison, so that you can get a better idea of what each sedan has to offer.

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Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata: Smart Safety Features

Kia Optima Safety If you’re like many local drivers, then you probably want a car with the stuff to help keep you safe during your drives through town. We agree and that’s why we love that both the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata have plenty of smart safety features.

For example, they both come standard with a blind spot warning system that lets you know when another vehicle enters your side blind spot. This can help you merge much more safely or change lanes on the highway.

The Kia Optima takes this even further with its standard Lane Change Assist system that provides an alert if the oncoming traffic in your intended lane is traveling too quickly to allow for safe merging.

While the Hyundai Sonata doesn’t have a comparable feature, they both do offer systems like:

  • Lane keeping
  • Forward collision warning

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One major difference, however, is that the Optima makes these safety features standard while the Sonata requires an upgrade before they’re available to you.

The Optima also has an additional safety system called Driver Attention Warning. This monitors your driving habits and provides a warning if it detects erratic behaviors that may indicate drowsy or distracted driving. If you see this alert, you know it may be time to take a break from behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, the Sonata doesn’t make this kind of awareness available, even as an upgrade.

Infotainment Systems for the Optima and Sonata

Kia Optima Interior Whether you’re commuting to work or settling in for a road trip, having the right infotainment features can make a big difference. The good news is that both the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are well equipped to keep you entertained and informed when you hit the road.

Both have an available 8-inch touchscreen in the center stack. The Optima comes standard with this while the Sonata comes standard with a 7-inch screen and requires you to upgrade if you want the 8-inch.

This is where you can view audio information, incoming calls, and even navigation via Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™. These compatible systems come standard in both sedans and allow you to fully integrate some of your favorite smartphone features with your infotainment system.

They also come standard with Bluetooth® wireless technology, which lets you make hands-free phone calls or stream music directly from your device.

If you want to turn up the volume on these tunes, both the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata let you upgrade to an audio system that’ll really get the party going. In the Sonata, this is a 400-watt system with eight speakers.

The Optima, however, has the available Harman/Kardon® Quantumlogic™ 630-watt surround sound system with 10 speakers. This may get you a bit more volume and create an even more concert-like experience than the system in the Sonata.

Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata: Our Top Pick

When the team at Sussman Kia compared the Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata, we found that the Optima brings more with it to the Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside areas. If you want to see it for yourself, give us a call and we’ll get you behind the wheel!

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