Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai

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When shopping for a new car in Dearborn, you have a lot of options, especially when you narrow your search down to Kia vs. Hyundai. The two brands actually have close ties, with Hyundai owning nearly 34% of Kia Motors, but just because they share some financial similarities, doesn’t make them equal. See how Hyundai and Kia compare.


Kia vs. Hyundai: Brand Overview

  • Kia Selection: Kia currently offers an impressive lineup of 18 vehicles, which includes sedans, SUVs, minivans, hybrids, and electric vehicles (EVs), ensuring there is something for every Taylor preference and budget.
  • Hyundai Selection: Hyundai maxes out at 13 vehicle options, including sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, hybrids, EVs, and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Warranty: The Kia and Hyundai warranties are evenly matched, each offering a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • Exterior Design: Kia vehicles appeal to sportier Southfield drivers, while Hyundai models tend to be curvier and flowing.
  • Technology: Kia comes with its UVO system, which allows you to connect your mobile device via Bluetooth. Hyundai offers something similar with its Blue Link technology.
  • Safety: No matter what you drive in Canton, safety is always paramount. Both Kia and Hyundai are outfitted with advanced safety features to help you feel secure, with Kia models equipped with:
    • Cornering brake control and electronic brake-force distribution
    • Lower anchors and tethers for kids
    • Brake assist system and hill start assist control
    • Electronic stability control and traction control system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear crumple zones
    • Rollover mitigation and vehicle stability management system

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

The 2019 Kia Optima starts at just $22,900 MSRP and features a 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. You can expect up to a 25 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway EPA-estimated fuel efficiency.Comparatively, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata has a starting price of $22,300 MSRP, and it runs on a 185-hp 2.4LInline four-cylinder engine. It tops off at 26 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway.

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

The 2019 Kia Forte enters the race witha starting price of $17,690 MSRP and delivers an energetic performance due to its a 147-hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine. This sporty sedan achieves an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 27 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway.

In the same class, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra starts at $17,100 MSRP and has a similar 147-hp 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine. This model maxes out at 29 mpg /city and 38 mpg/highway.

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Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2019 Kia Sorento gives you a lot of bang for your buck starting at $25,990 MSRP with a 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. Cruise through Redford with a fuel efficiency of 22 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway.The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe starts at $25,500 MSRP and features a 185-hp 2.4LInline four-cylinder engine. It gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 22 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway.

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

The 2019 Kia Sportage is a knock-out SUV that starts at just $23,750 MSRP and houses a powerful 181-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. You’ll enjoy an estimated fuel efficiency of 23 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway.

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson starts lower at $23,200 MSRP but pays for it in power with a 161-hp 2.0LInline four-cylinder engine. This model receives an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 23 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway.

2019 silver sorento in city

Time to Try a Kia

While Kia models may be slightly higher in price, once you start comparing, you’ll see it’s because they offer many more technology, safety, and connectivity features that will pay off in the long run. Visit LaFontaine Kia to explore our extensive inventory, and let our friendly sales team take you on a test drive of your favorite. You can even explore the best things to do in Dearborn, MI.

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