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Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai?

2019 Kia Sorento grille
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe grille

20 vehicles


17 vehicles

Limited Powertrain Warranty

Sporty exterior looks


Curvy and flowing
UVO system


Blue Link

The Kia vs. Hyundai debate is a common one had among Harvey and Marrero drivers. But to add even more fuel to this ongoing comparison, many would be surprised to find out that Hyundai actually owns 33.8% of Kia Motors. Despite many similarities, there are plenty of differences between these two brands in terms of technology, safety features, performance, and much more. Let’s settle this Kia vs. Hyundai discussion to find out which is truly the better buy.

Kia vs. Hyundai: Brand Overview

  • Kia Selection: Kia currently offers a selection of 20 vehicles, which includes sedans, SUVs, minivans, hybrids, and electric vehicles (EVs).
  • Hyundai Selection: Hyundai currently only offers 17 vehicle options. These include sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, hybrids, EVs, and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Warranty: Both the Kia warranty and the Hyundai warranty offer a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • Exterior Design: Kia vehicles have sporty exterior looks, which appeals to a variety of car shoppers around New Orleans. Hyundai vehicles are more curvy and flowing, which might not appeal to as many drivers.
  • Technology: Kia interiors offer the Kia UVO system, which allows you to connect your mobile device via Bluetooth. Hyundai offers Blue Link in the interior console.
  • Safety: Safety features are crucial aspects of any vehicle. Both Kia and Hyundai deliver advanced safety. But it’s Kia that comes with a full range of passive and active safety features for more peace of mind on the of Harvey roads:
    • Cornering brake control and electronic brake-force distribution
    • Lower anchors and tethers for kids
    • Brake assist system and hill start assist control
    • Electronic stability control and traction control system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear crumple zones
    • Rollover mitigation and vehicle stability management system

2019 Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

2019 Kia Optima

  • Base MSRP: $22,990 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 35 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 120.7 cubic feet

2019 Hyundai Sonata

  • Base MSRP: $22,500 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 185-hp 2.4L Inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 35 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 106.1 cubic feet

2019 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

2019 Kia Forte

  • Base MSRP: $17,790 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 147-hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 41 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 96 cubic feet

2019 Hyundai Elantra

  • Base MSRP: $17,200 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 147-hp 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 38 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 95.8 cubic feet

2019 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento

  • Base Price: $26,290 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 185-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 29 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 154.2 cubic feet

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Base Price: $25,750 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 185-hp 2.4L Inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 25 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 110.7 cubic feet

2019 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

2020 Kia Sportage

  • Base Price: $23,990 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 181-hp 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 30 mpg highway

2019 Hyundai Tucson

  • Base Price: $23,200 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 161-hp 2.0L Inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 30 mpg highway

Detailed Kia vs. Hyundai Comparisons

Will You Drive a Kia or Hyundai Next?

No matter what Kia model you select, you can count on the fact that you’ll find reliable performance as well as a great Kia warranty and plenty of advanced technology and safety features to enhance your Gretna commute. Browse our inventory of new Kia models and Kia lease deals to find what suits you best. And, you can always reach out to our finance department if you have any questions about financing or leasing, or if you want to get the car-buying process started. Contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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