2019 Hyundai Sonata vs Kia Optima Performance
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata and 2019 Kia Optima each offer an exciting lineup of fun and efficient engines, beginning with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This base engine works with a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.
With this combination under the hood, the Hyundai Sonata can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway. The Kia Optima delivers a similar performance but is a little less efficient downtown with an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.1
The top powertrain available for both models is a fierce 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s capable of reaching 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In the Kia Optima, this engine gets the same 6-speed automatic transmission. However, in the Hyundai Sonata, you’ll have more gears and get the option to control them without a clutch with an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.