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.
Hyundai vehicles are cost-effective, but they don't save you money as much as Kia vehicles on our Naples FL lot do, with a starting price of around $18,540* for the 2017 Optima midsize sedan at Airport Kia vs. $21,950 MSRP for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. Other advantages we have at Airport Kia are prices starting around $20,900* for the 2017 Sportage crossover, as compared with the $22,700 MSRP for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson crossover, for starters.
Hyundai vehicles are known for their fuel economy and solid performance, but Kia models topple Hyundai along with many other competitors with great fuel savings from models like the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, with 50 combined MPG; the 2017 Kia Optima sedan's 31 combined MPG; and the Kia 2017 Forte compact's 32 combined MPG. Among Kia SUVs, the 2017 Sorento averages 24 combined MPG, and the 2017 Sportage norms 26 combined MPG.
In the midsize SUV class, the 2017 Kia Sorento peaks at 290 horsepower, while the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hits 240 HP. In the small SUV class, the 2017 Kia Sportage tops out at 240 horsepower, a huge increase over Hyundai's crossover, the 2017 Tucson, which maxes at 175 HP. Take a Kia for a test drive, and see their nice engine performance, including the kick under the hood of the 2017 Optima sedan, with up to 245 HP, or the surprising power of the 2017 Soul.
Awards & Recognition
Let's just see if Hyundai can keep up with Kia's recent award wins. Recent praise for Kia models includes: Five IIHS Top Safety Picks, a spot on Autotrader's "Must Test Drive" list for the 2017 Sportage; two vehicles on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cars for Families" list (2017 Cadenza sedan, 2017 Soul crossover); and two vehicles on Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's "10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000" list (2017 Kia Niro, 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid).
*Prices at Airport Kia as of 6/19/2017. Discounted prices may change.