New Hyundai Sonata Vs Kia Optima Comparison for Chicago, IL
With a selection of three distinct engines and a multitude of trim options, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata may sound like a difficult choice; it is not. The distinctive mid-sized sedan is fantastic value and even more striking now. This year, the entry-level Sonata has new bodywork, a few tweaks inside, an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and a new Sports inspired trim. It is not an entirely all-new auto, but it builds on the redesigned 2017 Sonata with a dose of passion that should make it stand out from the crowd.
The 2018 Kia Optima debuts a new sporty appearance and versatility for a price. The 2018 Kia Optima improves on all of its faults from last year, looks, safety, and value for money, but it still is only a sedan.
The Sonata SE serves as the introduction to this vehicle lineup. It comes with power windows and locks, Bluetooth, and a seven-inch infotainment screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The new-in-2018 Sonata SEL model adds useful features such as heated exterior mirrors, a 10-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless ignition, and heated front seats. Fork out a little extra for the Tech Package gets you auto emergency brakes, electronic parking brake, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control.
Across the range models of the 2018 Kia Optima, blind-spot monitors with rear traffic warnings and reverse parking assistance are now standard fare. Automatic emergency braking links to the adaptive cruise control and an active lane control system. All models have keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, and a seven-inch touchscreen system with Apple and Android compatibility.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s larger body design this year gives outstanding room for passengers and their luggage. Riders in the front have a generous view outside and comfortable, height-adjusting seats upholstered in well-appointed trim. The SE, the Eco, and the SEL trim feature cloth upholstery, while the Sports models have leather seat bolsters with cloth inserts.
The 2018 Kia Optima is roomy and appointed reasonably enough, and finish is what you might have come to expect from a car in this class. The top-level SX models get sound-deadening and are somewhat quiet inside the vehicle. In the front, the seats are deeply cushioned and lower with support on the sides and long-legged passengers will not be too uncomfortable.
Sonata SE’s with their sixteen-inch wheels score well at 25 miles per gallon in the big smoke, 36 miles per gallon on the open road, for 29 miles per gallon combined. The SELs, Sports, and Limited models use seventeen-inch wheels that reduce those numbers somewhat: 25 miles per gallon in the suburbs, 35 miles per gallon zooming up the interstate, and 28 miles per gallon combined. The Sonata Eco is the thriftiest of the group without going for more batteries thanks to its exclusive engine and transmission it returns 28 miles per gallon in city driving, 37 miles per gallon highway driving, and 31 miles per gallon combination.
The 2018 Kia Optima’s most accepted engine is the 2.4L straight 4-cylinder found in entry-level models and the new S model, which earns a rating of 24 miles per gallon in the city, 34 miles per gallon highway, and 28 miles per gallon combined. Some competitors will manage better fuel economy than the Kia Optima, although Kia is still not overly thirsty.
The more economical 1.6L powered models will return the best readings of the lineup at 28 miles per gallon around town, 37 miles per gallon out on the highways, and 31 miles per gallon combined.
The industry watchdog has called the 2018 Hyundai Sonata a Top Safety Pick after the vehicle received “Good” scores on all of its crash tests with the usual slew of airbags and restraints. A “Superior” score for its optional front crash prevention technology, and an “Acceptable” rating for its headlights on the top models. All Sonatas are equipped with; blind-spot monitoring systems, rear cross-traffic warning systems, reversing cameras, seven airbags, and electronic stability controls.
On the 2018 Kia Optima, a reversing camera is standard across the range, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic warnings, and reverse parking assistance. Standard equipment on all models also includes airbags, side-curtain airbags, active front headrests, stability control, and hill-start assistance.
Why Rogers Auto Group?
At Rogers Hyundai, Chicago we offer a wide range of dealer and manufacturer incentives and specials. Have a browse through the regularly updated specials listed on our website to see if you can find the car you are seeking. Occasionally Hyundai has manufacturer deals, and specials in the form of factory rebates, special finance packages, and fantastic upgrade offers.
Why should you buy from Rogers Hyundai, Chicago? Our unrivaled dedication and a large range of 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s on-site have kept us as the topmost Hyundai dealer in Chicago. Our professional team is ready to surpass your expectations from the first test drive to the delivery of your new Hyundai Sonata.
Our state-of-the-art service department uses the most technologically advanced diagnostic and servicing equipment available, and our professional factory-trained service technicians will provide efficient, quality care to ensure the long life of your new 2018 Hyundai Sonata.
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