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Features Comparison: Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Sonata Optima Optima Optima Optima Optima
Trim GLS SE SE 2.0T Limited Limited 2.0T LX EX SX SX Turbo SX Limited Turbo
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
190 hp@6300
179 lb-ft@4250
               
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
           
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
274 hp@6000
269 lb-ft@1650
           
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
205/65HR16 tires  
225/45VR18 tires        
215/55VR17 tires                
215/55HR17 tires                  
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 104W, 6 speakers              
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)                
Dimension, 360W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)                
Unbranded, 6 speakers            
Infinity, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)            
Accessories (show)  
Cruise control
First-aid kit        
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.    
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (locks, lights, HVAC) from a telephone or computer.          
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.          
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.
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.
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.          
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.            
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).
Termporary 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.
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment          
Cargo mat          
Cargo net          
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
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.          
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.
Ionizing air filtrationIonizes air to clean it. Might create high levels of ozone.            
Media drive, smallFlash drive with a small amount of storage for MP3 and other audio files.          
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 devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.          
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Voice textingDictate and send text messages. Usually an annual fee after a short trial period.          
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.          
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 exhaustChanges sound of exhaust and/or appearance of the tips. In some cases might slightly improve performance.                
Sunroof                
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
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.
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 in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.
LED tail lights (optional)Only 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            
Speaker lightsLights on speakers beat in time with the music. Can be set to not beat or turned off.            
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.                  
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)  
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
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 driver seatDriver's seat is cooled; passenger seat is not.                
Cooled or ventilated front seats            
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              
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.        
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual height adjuster, driver 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 fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat            
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver 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.
Upholstered door panels, leather                  
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.                  
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheelReal wood comprises part of the steering wheel rim.                  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  
Chrome-plated alloy wheelsAlloy wheels plated with chrome. Some use a more durable, alternative process (PVD, Superchrome). Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.                  
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
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

Popular Equipment Package

Features
Spotter mirror(s)

Premium Package

Features
Sunroof
Blind spot warning system
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Sunroof
Blind spot warning system
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Xenon HID headlights
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
LED tail lights (optional)
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Xenon HID headlights
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
LED tail lights (optional)
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

Convenience Package

Features
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Compass
Laminated front side windows

UVO

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

Convenience Plus Package

Features
Rearview camera

Premium Package

Features
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Memory system, driver seat
Rearview camera
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Power-folding mirrors
HD radio

Premium Package

Features
Heated steering wheel

UVO

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

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
Obstacle detection, rear
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Premium Package

Features
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Memory system, driver seat
Rearview camera
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Power-folding mirrors
HD radio

UVO

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

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
Obstacle detection, rear
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Premium Package

Features
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Memory system, driver seat
Rearview camera
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Power-folding mirrors
HD radio

UVO

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

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
Obstacle detection, rear
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

2014 Hyundai Sonata Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Features are very good on a GL model (which is the "lowest" trim level) for the price. I paid about $4000 less than MRSP. You get all you really need for commuting: A/C, cruise, power locks/windows, heated seats, XM radio, 6spd auto, stability control, antilock brakes and much more.
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Vision around vehicle is good and the backup assist camera is a nice plus.
2014 Hyundai Sonata Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No power passenger seat option. Also non-chrome wheels.
 

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