2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 kia optima and 2018 hyundai sonata side by side

The award-winning Kia Optima is back for the 2018 model year and once again is offering one of the highest-rated and best-reviewed midsize sedan options on the market. The 2018 Optima offers driver in Edmonton impressive performance and fuel efficiency, a high-tech interior and a host of innovative standard and available safety technology.

The 2018 Optima offers drivers a powerful 245-horsepower turbocharged engine for those looking for impressive midsize sedan power, as well as the more efficient 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. 

Keep reading to see how the 2018 Kia Optima stacks up against one of the most popular midsize sedans currently available: the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Hyundai Sonata

2.4-liter four-cylinder Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Standard
Five / Five stars NHTSA Rating Four / Five stars
$22,500 Starting MSRP $22,050

2018 Kia Optima Edmonton AB

The 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata offer drivers similar performance and efficiency numbers thanks to almost identical powertrain options. Both models offer drivers about 37 highway miles per gallon with their 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine options.

The biggest difference between the two vehicles is safety. While both the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata were awarded the designation of "Top Safety Pick+" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Optima received better safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The 2018 Optima offers drivers Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and so much more. 

The Optima is available in five trim levels - LX, LX 1.6T, S, EX and SX - each offering a unique set of standard and available features. Other impressive features of the Optima that cannot be touched by the Sonata include available Nappa leather seating, heated mirrors and more.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Optima at Kia of West Edmonton today!

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