Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai?

June 25th, 2019 by

rear exterior 2019 Kia Optima

When it comes to finding reliable vehicles around Chardon and Middlefield, many drivers can draw comparisons between Kia vs. Hyundai models. While both offer reliable performance that’s complete with all of the technology and safety features you’re looking for, only one brand can truly be the better option. In this Kia vs. Hyundai comparison, we break down some of their popular competing sedan and SUV models to help you decide which is a better fit!

Kia vs. Hyundai: Brand Overview

  • Kia Selection: Kia currently offers a selection of 18 vehicles, which includes sedans, SUVs, minivans, hybrids, and electric vehicles (EVs).
  • Hyundai Selection: Hyundai currently only offers 13 vehicle options. These include sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, hybrids, EVs, and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Warranty: Both the Kia warranty and the Hyundai warranty offer a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • Exterior Design: Kia vehicles have sporty exterior looks, which appeals to a variety of car shoppers around Chagrin Falls. Hyundai vehicles are more curvy and flowing, which might not appeal to as many drivers.
  • Technology: Kia interiors offer the Kia UVO system, which allows you to connect your mobile device via Bluetooth. Hyundai offers Blue Link in the interior console.
  • Safety: Safety features are crucial aspects of any vehicle. Both Kia and Hyundai deliver advanced safety. But it’s Kia that comes with a full range of passive and active safety features for more peace of mind on the of Chardon roads:
    • Cornering brake control and electronic brake-force distribution
    • Lower anchors and tethers for kids
    • Brake assist system and hill start assist control
    • Electronic stability control and traction control system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear crumple zones
    • Rollover mitigation and vehicle stability management system

2020 Kia Sportage

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

2019 Kia Optima

  • $22,900 MSRP
  • 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • 25/35 (city/hwy) mpg

2019 Hyundai Sonata 

  • $22,300 MSRP
  • 185-hp 2.4LInline four-cylinder engine
  • 26/35 (city/hwy) mpg

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

2019 Kia Forte

  • $17,690 MSRP
  • 147-hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine
  • 27/37 (city/hwy) mpg

2019 Hyundai Elantra 

  • $17,100 MSRP
  • 147-hp 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine
  • 29/38 (city/hwy) mpg

Looking for another matchup? Compare the Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla.

Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento 

  • $25,990 MSRP
  • 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • 22/29 (city/hwy) mpg

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 

  • $25,500 MSRP
  • 185-hp 2.4LInline four-cylinder engine
  • 22/29 (city/hwy) mpg

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

2019 Kia Sportage 

  • $23,750 MSRP
  • 181-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • 23/30 (city/hwy) mpg

2019 Hyundai Tucson 

  • $23,2000 MSRP
  • 161-hp 2.0LInline four-cylinder engine
  • 23/30 (city/hwy) mpg

Will You Drive a Kia or Hyundai Next?

Because of this Kia vs. Hyundai comparison, have we successfully convinced you which brand you’re more likely to choose? If so, get behind the wheel of a new or pre-owned Kia model at Preston Kia! Before coming in, you can also learn more about all of our Kia models by contacting us or checking out plans for a Kia truck. Schedule a test drive in your favorite Kia near Mentor today!

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