2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata

In recent years we’ve seen a surge in popularity and manufacturing quality among two of the biggest automotive companies to come out of South Korea; Kia and Hyundai. Both of their flagship sedans, the 2017 Optima and 2017 Sonata, have cemented a firm place in the American market as two of the most reliable and versatile sedans on the road. This makes both of them worthy choices for any driver or situation, but how well do they match up against each other?

Our team at Garden Grove Kia wants to help you make an informed decision about which sedan is best for you, so we decided to do some research on both the Optima and Sonata. So, without further ado, let’s see which one of these Korean sedan heavyweights takes home the belt!

View Our Inventory


2017 Optima vs 2017 Sonata
$22,200 MSRP $21,600
2.4-liter Inline 4; 178 horsepower Engine/Horsepower 2.4-liter Inline 4; 178 horsepower
28 city/34 highway Fuel Economy 28 city/36 highway
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes

2017 Kia Optima in Garden Grove CA

Based on raw statistics alone, the 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Hyundai Sonata draw pretty evenly across the board, but there are some essential features that separate the two models. For starters, the Optima’s 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides a much smoother and finely-tuned ride than that of the Sonata, and venturing inside you’ll find 10 available speakers able to play your favorite songs with high quality and comfort. Voice-Command Navigation and media streaming are also standard on the 2017 Optima, and a slew of safety features help to solidify it’s place at or near the top of the automotive pack. Some of these available driver assistance features include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • UVO eServices
  • Many more!

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2017 Optima and its available features, feel free to contact our sales team at Garden Grove Kia. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive, discuss more of its specifications, and even help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that the 2017 Kia Optima in Garden Grove CA is right for you. Stop in and see us today!

2017 Kia Optima safety features
2017 Kia Optima interior features
2017 Kia Optima exterior appearance
2017 Kia Optima performance and efficiency

2017 Kia Optima Garden Grove CA
2017 Kia Forte Garden Grove CA