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 $19,425* for the 2018 Kia Optima midsize sedan at Airport Kia vs. $20,050 MSRP for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. Other advantages we have at Airport Kia are prices starting around $28,995* for the 2018 Kia Sorento midsize SUV, as compared with the $29,850 MSRP for the 2018 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 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, with a peak 50 combined MPG; the 2018 Kia Optima sedan's top 31 combined MPG; and the 2017 Kia Forte compact's 32 combined MPG. Among Kia SUVs, the 2018 Sorento averages 24 combined MPG, and the 2018 Sportage norms 26 combined MPG.

Kia vs. Hyundai engine performance comparisons


In the midsize SUV class, the 2018 Kia Sorento peaks at 290 horsepower, while the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hits 240 HP. In the small SUV class, the 2018 Kia Sportage tops out at 240 horsepower, a huge increase over Hyundai's crossover, the 2017 Tucson, which maxes out at 175 HP. Take a Kia for a test drive, and see their nice engine performance, including the kick under the hood of the 2018 Optima sedan, with up to 245 HP, or the surprising power of the 2018 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: 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's "10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000" list (2017 Kia Niro, 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid).

*Prices at Airport Kia are as of 11/6/2017. Discounted prices may change.

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