2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Car shoppers interested in the midsize sedan segment are after nimble handling, an affordable starting price tag, and practical fuel economy scores and the 2019 Kia Optima delivers on all fronts. How does the 2019 Kia Optima compared when stacked up against other top contenders in the midsize sedan class? Find out in our 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata comparison below.

Sharing the same platform, the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Hyundai Sonata have a lot of similarities, especially under the hood. While drivers can expect to find similar amounts of power underfoot, the style, interior cabin space, and feature packages of each model help them stand on their own. Learn more about the differences between the 2019 Kia Optima lineup and the 2019 Hyundai Sonata lineup below.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Hyundai Sonata

$22,990 Starting MSRP $22,500
Standard Active Safety Available
121 cubic feet Passenger Space 106 cubic feet
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Space 16.3 cubic feet

2019 Kia Optima Delivers More Room For Passengers

Like we mentioned above, there are many similarities between the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Hyundai Sonata but one thing that stands out as a clear differentiator is the amount of cabin space available for passengers to stretch out. The 2010 Optima offers 121 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 2019 Sonata that delivers a cramped 106 cubic feet of passenger volume. If you plan to do any daily hauling in your new midsize sedan, do your friends and family a favor and stick with the 2019 Kia Optima.

In addition to the 15 extra cubic feet of space, drivers will also have access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard feature in the 2019 Optima. That means, no matter how long you are stuck battling traffic your favorite apps, music, and podcasts are only a touch away, so you can stay engaged and entertained.

Interested in the 2019 Kia Optima lineup? Visit the Moritz Kia dealership in Fort Worth, TX to learn more! Our personal favorite way to research a new model is from the driver’s seat. Schedule a test drive to take your preferred 2019 Optima configuration for a spin around the neighborhood today!