2018 Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata
Whether you’re heading to work, school, or vacation, your commutes will surely be enhanced through the technologies found in the Kia Optima or Hyundai Sonata.
They both come standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Just plug your compatible phone into the car’s USB port, and your favorite apps will appear on the display screen. You can then listen to podcasts, send text messages, pull up directions, and more, all without fumbling around with your phone.
The Optima also comes standard with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This feature offers over 130 channels of music, sports, news, and more to choose from. This way, you’ll always find something new to listen to.
The Sonata offers SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, too. However, you have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get it.
In the 2018 Kia Optima or 2018 Hyundai Sonata, you’ll not only stay connected and entertained, but you’ll be quite comfortable, as well. That’s because they both offer a long list of amenities.
For instance, they each offer heated front seats, along with a heated steering wheel. This means that individuals up front will stay nice and cozy. However, the Optima also keeps the backseat passengers in mind, by offering heated rear outboard seats.
Furthermore, the Optima has an available 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. It also offers a 10-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support. With seats like these, you and the front passenger will easily get in that perfect seating position.
Unfortunately, that may not be the case in the Sonata. That’s because it offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, along with a 6-way power passenger seat.
Advanced Safety Features
A big part of driving around town is feeling secure in your vehicle. Luckily, you’ll have peace of mind driving in the Optima or Sonata—especially since they both earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
They both come standard with Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. If a vehicle is approaching your blind spot, an icon will light up in the corresponding side mirror. You’ll also get visual and audible warnings if a car is coming up on either side when you’re backing out of a driveway or parking spot.
Additionally, the Kia Optima comes standard with a rearview camera, but has an available Surround View Monitor. The latter provides a bird’s eye view of your surroundings, displaying real-time images on the display screen from four cameras. All in all, this will provide optimal convenience for parking and low-speed maneuvers.
Unfortunately, the Hyundai Sonata has just a standard rear camera in all its trim levels.
2018 Optima vs 2018 Sonata: Verdict
As you can see, the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Hyundai Sonata are pretty neck and neck when it comes to their available features. However, the Kia Optima offers just a bit more to drivers like you in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville.
If you want to check out those features in person, then test drive the Optima at one of The Kia Store’s four convenient locations today!