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2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Kia Optima

When it comes to mid-size sedans, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are two exciting options. Both are luxurious-styled cars that provide great safety and entertainment technology, have room for five passengers to fit comfortably, come with standard touch screens that have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, standard FWD and offer many other great features. Let’s compare the 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2020 Kia Optima and let you decide which mid-size sedan is the best!

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata, as this model of the Sonata introduces sleek new design with new Hidden Lighting Lamps that turn chrome when they are not on. Another exciting new feature is the all-new Digital Key that is available on the higher trim-level options and allows the driver to lock, unlock and start the car from their Android smartphone, a key card or their key fob. There are plenty of other safety and entertainment features on both the 2020 Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata that we will discuss below!

Blue 2020 Hyundai Sonata on left vs white 2020 Kia Optima on right

2020 Hyundai Sonata


2020 Kia Optima

2.5 or 1.6L turbo options, GDI DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder Engine Type 2.4 Liter DOHC or 1.6 turbo Inline 4-cylinder
191 hp at 6,100 rpm Horsepower at RPM 185 hp at 6,000 rpm
33 combined mpg MPG 31.5 combined mpg
Standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Standard

Safety and Entertainment Features

The 2020 Kia Optima has Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology, which includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Change Assist, Lane Departure Assist and a few additional features. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata also offers impressive safety technology, like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Automatic high beam assist, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Follow Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safe Exit Assist, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines and more. In either model, you can feel safe and know your mid-size sedan is working hard to keep you protected from other cars and collisions.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a Surround View Monitor that uses cameras located around the car to provide a live image of the car’s surroundings. The Remote Smart Parking Assist features is available on the Limited model and allows the driver to pull the car in and out of parking posts using the key fob, which is especially useful when parking in tight spaces. Additionally, there is a 10.25-inch navigation and entertainment system that comes standard on the Limited trim-level option and is available on the SEL and SEL Plus trim level options. On this entertainment and navigation touch screen, the driver can customize and adjust the Heads-Up display to show the information they prefer.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata offers more features than the Optima and provides a better overall experience for drivers and passengers. With an available Bose sound system that has 12 speakers and an available 10.25-inch touch screen display, along with plenty of other new and innovative features, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata has everything you need. Contact Cocoa Hyundai to check our inventory and schedule a test drive.