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Hyundai Sonata (2016) vs. Kia Optima (2016) Features

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Features Comparison: Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Model Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Optima Optima Optima Optima Optima Optima Optima
Trim SE ECO Sport Limited Sport 2.0T Limited 2.0T Hybrid SE Hybrid Limited LX LX 1.6T Hybrid EX Hybrid EX SX SX Limited
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
178 lb-ft@4000
                   
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
178 hp@5500
195 lb-ft@1500
                         
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6000
260 lb-ft@1350
                     
2.0L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
154 hp@6000
140 lb-ft@5000
                         
2.4L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
159 hp@5500
154 lb-ft@4500
                         
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
7-speed automated manual                          
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
205/65HR16 tires
215/55VR17 tires                    
235/45VR18 tires                      
205/65VR16 tires                            
205/55VR16 tires                            
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers        
Dimension, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                            
Dimension, 360W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                            
Infinity, 400W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)                        
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)                        
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)                            
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.                    
Cruise control          
First-aid kit              
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper or a hand near a sensor.                  
Heated steering wheel                
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.      
Proximity trunk or liftgate openerRelease latch by standing near the bumper for a few seconds.                      
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.              
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.                  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.                  
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.                            
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.                      
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.        
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Engine immobilizer (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.                    
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.                
Knee airbag, driver      
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.                    
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.            
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.        
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire                  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Upgraded stability controlAdditional features for stability control, such as performance calibration.                          
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.              
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment                          
Cargo mat        
Cargo net
Cargo tray                
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.                        
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
Android Auto supportRequires compatible Android phone.      
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.          
Apple CarPlay supportRequires compatible Apple iPhone.                      
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.  
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player    
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.            
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.    
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.            
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.                  
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.              
Surround sound                
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.              
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.                      
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.                    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for external devicesPhone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.                  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.            
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.                          
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.          
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.                
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, special black                          
Paint, special white                
Painted brake calipers (optional)                          
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.                
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.      
Sport front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                    
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                      
Sunroof                            
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.                    
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.      
Detailed driving style feedbackDriving style evaluated with a grade or with changes in display graphics or lighting.                      
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.                            
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.      
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.                      
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.                  
Rear reading lights              
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.                      
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.                          
TachometerReports engine speed.    
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors  
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.                
Powertrain (show)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.                      
Sport exhaustChanges sound of exhaust and/or appearance of the tips. In some cases might slightly improve performance.                          
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.                      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets      
Front sport buckets                        
Second-row 3-person bench                        
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench        
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.              
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats                
Dark-colored headliner (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                          
Door sill trim plates                  
Floor mats    
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.        
Heated front seats          
Heated second row seats                
Illuminated door sill trim plates                            
Interior trim, special colorOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                          
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.              
Leather-wrapped steering wheel        
Manual height adjuster, driver seat                          
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat                  
Memory system, driver seat            
Metal pedals                      
Partial leather seating sufacesEither only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.                            
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.            
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat                
Power height adjuster, driver seat    
Power height adjuster, passenger seat                  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.                      
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable lower back support.                        
Power recliner, driver seat    
Power recliner, passenger seat                
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.                        
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                            
Stain-resistant fabricFabric that resists stains, and in many cases odors as well.                            
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.                            
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels    
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.                            
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.                          
Performance steering system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                      
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                      
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.              

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Option Package Contents

Tech Package

Features
Sunroof
Dimension, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Partial leather seating sufaces
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Front sport buckets

Tech Package

Features
Xenon HID headlights
Sunshades, second row
Heated steering wheel

Ultimate Package

Features
Performance braking system (optional)
Automatic braking, high-speed

Convenience Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Rear cross-traffic detection

UVO

Features
Voice control for external devices
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support
App support

Convenience Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Rear cross-traffic detection

Navigation Package

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio
Android Auto support

Technology Package

Features
Rear air vents
LED tail lights

UVO

Features
Voice control for external devices
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support
App support

Convenience Package

Features
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Laminated front side windows

Premium Audio Package

Features
Heated second row seats
Surround sound
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

UVO

Features
Voice control for external devices
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support
App support

Convenience Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Rear cross-traffic detection

Navigation Package

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio
Android Auto support

Premium Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Panoramic sunroof
Rear reading lights

Technology Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Panoramic sunroof
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Premium Audio Package

Features
Heated second row seats
Surround sound
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Technology Package

Features
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Upgraded stability control
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision warning

Convenience Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Rear cross-traffic detection

Premium Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Panoramic sunroof
Rear reading lights

Turbo Launch Edition

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design
Dark-colored headliner (optional)
Interior trim, special color

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