2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
Arguably the most recognizable nameplate on the Hyundai lineup, the Sonata has been around since all the way back in 1985. The midsize sedan introduced its hybrid counterpart in 2008, a few years before the Kia Optima Hybrid was introduced. These two hybrid sedans have made waves in the midsize segment for years, but as the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid enters a new generation, how does the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid hold up?
As you can see from the table above, these two sedans are similar to one another in many ways, but perhaps not the most important way. The first and fourth rows of the table highlight the fact that the Sonata Hybrid and Optima Hybrid are both powered by engines capable of generating a net 192 horsepower when paired with their electric motors, while also offering seating for up to a total of five.
But in the guts of the table, we see that the newest Optima Hybrid can’t really hold a candle to the all-new, next-generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid where it counts – fuel economy. When driving through city streets, the Sonata Hybrid achieves a full 10 miles per gallon more than the Optima Hybrid, while hopping onto the highway only drops that advantage to 9 mpg. That means you’re going to be saving quite a bit of money at the pump in the long run by driving a 2020 Sonata Hybrid.
If you think you might be interested in an all-new 2020 Sonata Hybrid of your own, be sure to reach out to us right here at Cocoa Hyundai. We look forward to hearing from you!