2019 Hyundai Sonata SE
2019 Kia Optima

Are you in Streamwood or Schaumburg and looking for a reliable, affordable, and feature-heavy sedan? Well, then you should compare the 2019 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2019 Kia Optima with your friends at Elgin Hyundai! At first glance, these two sedans may appear comparable, but as you take a more in-depth look into each other their specific features and performance capabilities, you should get a sense of which one you like better. So, compare the Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata in terms of performance, price, and features, and then decide for yourself whether you like the Sonata or Optima best.

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2019 Hyundai Sonata


2019 Kia Optima

2.4L 185-hp I4 Engine


2.4L 185-hp I4 Engine

29 mpg

Combined Fuel Economy

27 mpg

$22,500 MSRP

Starting Price

$22,990 MSRP


Bluetooth® Connectivity



Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™


16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.9 cubic feet

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata: Price & Performance

For the first round of our Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima comparison, we're focusing on two major components of every car: the price and the performance. When it comes to these two sedans, it appears as though the Hyundai Sonata comes out ahead:

  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata: For its most basic configuration, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata sports a $22,500 MSRP price tag, is equipped with a 2.4L 185-hp I4 engine, and gets a combined EPA-estimated 29 MPG fuel rating.
  • 2019 Kia Optima: As for the 2019 Kia Optima, it comes in a bit more expensive at $22,990 MSRP, even though it's outfitted with the same engine specs and provides only a 27 MPG combined rating.
2019 Hyundai Sonata exterior

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata: Standard Features

Although it comes with a heftier price tag, the Kia Optima actually doesn't have much to offer in terms of exclusive interior features. Actually, whether you get the Kia Optima or Hyundai Sonata, you get these comparable standard interior features:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Full-color touchscreen displays
  • Bluetooth® connectivity

With features like these, Elgin drivers can stay connected while driving whether they opt for the Kia Optima or Hyundai Sonata.

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata: Interior Space

In the last round of our comparison, we're looking at the interior space between the Sonata and Optima. Again, the Sonata comes out ahead, offering just a bit more cargo space.

  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata: 16.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space
  • 2019 Kia Optima: 15.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space

Find the 2019 Hyundai Sonata at Elgin Hyundai

So, have you made up your mind on whether you like the Sonata or Optima better? If you agree with us and think the Sonata is the clear winner here, then take a look at our available inventory and then feel free to contact us to schedule a test drive. For more, you can even compare the Sonata with the Honda Accord or check out the Hyundai Sonata reviews to see what the critics had to say!