2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Kia Optima


Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
Complimentary Maintenance
Starting Price

Hyundai Sonata SE

2020 Hyundai Sonata SE

5 Adults

8-Inch Touchscreen Display

2.4L 4-Cylinder

191 hp @ 6,100 rpm

181 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

8-Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy

Complimentary Maintenance
Only Available for K900

10 Years/100,000 Miles (America’s Best Warranty™)

Starting Price

Kia Optima LX

2020 Kia Optima LX

5 Adults

8-Inch Touchscreen Display

2.5L 4-Cylinder

185 hp @ 6,000 rpm

178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy

Complimentary Maintenance
2 Years/25,000 Miles (Oil Changes & More)

10 Years/100,000 Miles

Starting Price

Learn About the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Your Block’s Suavest Sports Coupe

Smooth lines with a refined grille and an action-ready stance—the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is ready to help you dominate the Tampa roads and highways in style.

When you travel in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, you’re rocking a four-door coupe design that’s longer, lower, and wider than ever before. Under the chrome trims, hidden lights turn heads and illuminate your drives wherever you travel. All these fine features helped the 2020 Hyundai Sonata win the 2019 Good Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

Take this coupe for a spin, and you’ll get a truly fun and unforgettable experience. Ready to see how it stacks up to the competition? We’ll take a look at the 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs Kia Optima to see which sports sedan offers you the best driving experience.

If the Hyundai Sonata’s sleek design already has you sold, visit us and Brandon Hyundai, and we’ll hook you up with a test drive to see what sporty performance is all about.

Fast-Paced Rides Galore

Take a ride in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and you’ll have your choice between two engines to help you cruise around Florida.

The base model is a 2.5L 4-cylinder motor that’s filled with excitement with 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft torque. Hit the I-4, and you’ll unleash nimble and responsive performance when your foot presses the accelerator. Plus, EPA-estimated 38-highway mpg keeps your rides efficient—and your stops to the gas station to a minimum.

For more power, opt for the available 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque starting at 1500 RPM. You’ll feel instant power when taking off from green lights or speeding up to pass slow drivers on the interstate.

To help you achieve a responsive drive on all roads, an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® comes standard. You’ll shift through your gears at the right moments so that your acceleration and smoothness are never compromised.

Get behind the wheel of the 2020 Kia Optima, and 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft torque starting at 4000 RPM power your drives. It’s fun and responsive, but not quite as much power as you’ll find under the hood of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

In the Kia Optima, an available 7-speed automatic transmission helps you get around town and complete your commutes. The base engine also offers up to EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg.

For this round, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata takes a win for offering more power and more torque at lower RPMs, alongside more gears and better fuel efficiency. It’s a difference you’ll feel when you let loose on the I-75.

Side view of a blue 2020 Hyundai Sonata parked

Some Comfort and Refinement for Your Sporty Drives

Take a seat inside the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and you’ll find speed and comfort can coexist in the same car.

For seating upholstery, you get your choice between standard premium cloth, available leatherette with Dinamica® suede inserts, or available leather seating surfaces. Either way, it’s your choice between sporty or upscale.

Connecting to your ride also feels fun with the standard 8-inch touchscreen with HD Radio™ and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and listening to your favorite tunes sounds great with the available Bose® premium audio with 12 speakers for crisp sounds enhancing your drives. When you’re in the mood for one of the largest touch screens a car can offer, opt for the available 10.25-inch display with navigation and traffic flow. Not only will you outsmart traffic during jams, but you’ll also always touch the right apps and features.

When the sun goes down, set the moods right with available ambient lighting. With this feature active, a soft glow fills your cabin from your choice of 64 colors.

Compared to the Kia Optima, opt for the available 8-inch touchscreen for connecting to your smartphone and getting directions with available navigation. For all your music, an available 10-speaker audio system fills your cabin with your favorite tunes. Ambient lighting is also available in six different colors for a sleek night drive.

When it comes to the interior, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata wins for bringing a larger touchscreen to your cabin (which makes a huge difference when you try to tap apps during a bumpy ride). You’ll also get two more available speakers and 10x the ambient lighting colors for a premium riding experience you’ll find nowhere else. And it’s these legendary design choices that helped the 2020 Hyundai Sonata win Redesign of the Year from ALG.

Can’t Have a Fun Drive Without Safety First

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata knows how important safety is when you’re on the road. To accompany all the sporty performance, this coupe also throws in a lot of standard driver-assist technology to bring extra safety to all your travels.

Make your highway drives easier with standard Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop and Go. You tell your Sonata how fast to travel, and your Coupe takes control while slowing down for cars ahead—all you need to worry about is the steering. Standard Lane Keeping Assist helps you remain centered during all your drives. When you start to inch out of your lane by accident, you’ll get warnings and gentle steering to help you stay in line.

Keep your 2020 Hyundai Sonata prepared for the unexpected with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped). Anytime your Sonata detects cars or pedestrians ahead, you’ll hear an alert—letting you know to brake or move out of the way before a fender-bender occurs. If you don’t take action, your sports coupe automatically brakes to help you mitigate, if not avoid, an accident.

That’s only getting started with what the 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings your drives. Other standard features include Lane Following Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, High Beam Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.

When you’re behind the wheel of the 2020 Kia Optima, you’ll have standard Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision warning, and more. You can also make your long drives easier with available Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go.

For this round, both cars deliver when it comes to safety features. However, that standard SCC goes a long way when you’re heading home during rush hour after a long day at the office. For giving your feet the rest they need, this round goes to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

Sporty Drives Await You in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata in Tampa

Take a ride in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and you’ll instantly see how it won the 2020 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards, Best Auto Tech from KBB, and ranked as a finalist for the 2020 North American Car and Utility of the Year.

To better understand how this sports coupe receives such acclaim, head to Brandon Hyundai and take the 2020 Hyundai Sonata for a test drive. Serving you as your local Hyundai dealer in Tampa, we’re happy to help you find the motor and trims that work for your drives to ensure you drive the sports coupe you crave. Head to our Finance Center, and we’ll help you find an auto loan that works for your budget.

Interior of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

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Red 2020 Hyundai Sonata

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