New Kia Optima vs New Hyundai Sonata Fair Lawn NJ

2016 Kia Optima shows you can't share style.

Looking at these tables, you've probably noticed how similar these cars are on paper. For the sake of full disclosure, we should note that the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata share a platform thanks to the close relationship between their parent brands. You can think of these cars less as siblings and more as cousins. The shared platform means that these cars have near identical powertrains, interior dimensions, and even price ranges. Where they differ is in vision, execution, and style.

The Optima was designed by the masterful hand of Kia's Design Chief, Peter Schreyer. He first oversaw a complete redesign of the entire brand in 2010, and for this generation, he has refined the Optima into a work of art. The exterior is made to stand out with the headlights forming a visual unit with the reworked Tiger Nose grille. It's also a triumph of form and function, sculpted to be aerodynamic and awe-inspiring.

Inside, the Optima places its focus on the driver, with an ergonomic dashboard tuned to the needs of whoever is sitting behind the wheel. The cabin is engineered with enhanced sound insulation and sound-absorbing windows for a quieter ride, and a number of upgrades are available to increase interior comfort beyond your greatest expectations.

You can't go wrong with Kia's Powertrain Warranty Program.

Deciding between the Optima and the Sonata may come down to personal taste more than anything, but regardless of your choice, you benefit from an industry-leading powertrain warranty. For 10 years or 100,000-miles, you'll enjoy peace of mind while the most vital elements of your car are protected by the manufacturer's guarantee.

If you would like more information about the 2016 Kia Optima, feel free to call or visit our dealership. We would be happy to arrange a test drive in Kia's best-selling midsize sedan. Jack Daniels Kia welcomes guests from Fair Lawn, as well as Paramus, Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, and everywhere in between. We hope to hear from you soon.

New 2016 Kia Optima
New 2016 Hyundai Sonata
Range of MSRP*
$22,140 - $36,040* $21,750 - $34,075*
Trims LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX, SX Limited SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T


Horsepower 185 - 245 hp 185 - 245 hp
Torque 178 - 260 lb.-ft. 178 - 260 lb.-ft.
Displacement 1.6 - 2.4L 1.6 - 2.4L
Type 4-cylinder


Turbocharged I-4
EPA City 2228 MPG** 21 - 28 MPG**
EPA Highway 3239 MPG** 31 - 38 MPG**


Transmission 6-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Dual Clutch
6-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive


Front Leg Room 45.5 in. 45.5 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.6 in. 35.6 in.
Trunk Volume 15.9 cu. ft. 16.3 cu. ft.


5 yr / 60,000-Mile Limited Warranty

10 yr / 100,000-Mi Powertrain Warranty

5-Year / 60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

10-Year / 100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty

7-Year / Unlimited Miles Anti-Perforation Warranty

5-Year / Unlimited Miles 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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Jack Daniels Kia

29-09 Broadway
Directions Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

  • Sales: 201-458-7735


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