Kia vs. Hyundai

If you're looking for a vehicle that combines the elegant style of luxury brands, the latest in vehicle technology and apps, and a price that is very wallet-friendly, then you're looking for a Kia. Every model in the Kia line, from the subcompact Rio to the SUV Sorento, has a design style that screams fun and refined, at the same time.

In addition, you're going to enjoy features like Kia's exclusive UVO eServices which grant you access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as available voice-command navigation. Kia vehicles are also renowned for the safety and drivability, as well as for their style and affordability – we'll cover some of the awards recent models have won, below! Stay tuned for features and advantages of Kia models vs. the Hyundai brand.

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Kia vs. Hyundai vehicles price comparisons


Hyundai vehicles are cost-effective, but they don't save you as much money as Kia vehicles do on our Naples FL lot, with a starting price of around $19,500* for the 2019 Kia Optima midsize sedan at Airport Kia vs. $20,300 MSRP for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. Other advantages we have at Airport Kia are prices starting around $23,595* for the 2019 Kia Sorento midsize SUV, as compared with the $24,750 MSRP for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV, for starters.

Kia vs. Hyundai fuel economy comparison Airport Kia Naples FL

Fuel Economy

Hyundai vehicles are known for their solid fuel economy, but Kia models topple Hyundai along with many other competitors with great fuel savings from models like the 2019 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, with a peak 50 combined MPG; the 2019 Kia Optima sedan's top 31 combined MPG; and the 2019 Kia Forte compact's peak 35 combined MPG. Among Kia SUVs, the 2019 Sorento base trim level gets 25 combined MPG, and the base 2019 Sportage norms 26 combined MPG.

Kia vs. Hyundai engine performance comparisons


In the midsize SUV class, the 2019 Kia Sorento peaks at 290 horsepower, while the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL also reaches 290 HP. In the small SUV class, the 2019 Kia Sportage tops out at 240 horsepower, a huge increase over Hyundai's crossover, the 2019 Tucson, which maxes out at 181 HP. Take a Kia for a test drive, and see its nice engine performance, including the kick under the hood of the 2019 Optima sedan, with up to 245 HP, or the surprising power of the 2019 Soul.

Kia vs. Hyundai brand comparison awards and recognition IIHS Kelley Blue Book

Awards & Recognition

Let's just see if Hyundai can keep up with Kia's recent award wins. Recent praise for Kia models includes: Nine current models named an IIHS Top Safety Pick; "Best of the Year" in MotorWeek's 2018 Driver's Choice Awards for the Kia Stinger; J.D. Power's "Highest-Ranked Midsize SUV In Initial Quality" for the 2018 Sorento; a model in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cars for Families" list (2018 Kia Cadenza); and a "Best Compact Car for the Money" award for the 2018 Kia Soul by U.S. News & World Report, among the recent honors.

*Prices at Airport Kia are as of 12/11/2018. Discounted prices may change.

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