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Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai?

2019 Kia Sorento grille
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe grille


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 — like where the brands are from — 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

  • 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

2021 Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata

2021 Kia K5

  • Base MSRP: $23,490 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 180 hp 1.6L turbo engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 32 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 105.3 cubic feet

2021 Hyundai Sonata

  • Base MSRP: $23,600 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 181 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 38 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 104.4 cubic feet

2021 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

2021 Kia Forte

  • Base MSRP: $17,890 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 147 hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 37 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 96 cubic feet

2021 Hyundai Elantra

  • Base MSRP: $19,650 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 147 hp 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 43 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 99.4 cubic feet

2021 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Kia Sorento

  • Base Price: $29,390 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 191 hp 2.5L GDI
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 26 mpg combined (Highway MPG not available at press time.)
  • Passenger Volume: Measurement is not available at press time, but the overall Kia Sorento size has increased from the 2020 model.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Base Price: $26,275 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 185 hp 2.4L Inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 29 mpg highway
  • Passenger Volume: 110.7 cubic feet

2021 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

2021 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

2021 Hyundai Tucson

  • Base Price: $23,700 MSRP
  • Base Engine: 161 hp 2.0L Inline four-cylinder engine
  • Max Efficiency: Up to 28 mpg highway

Detailed Kia vs. Hyundai Comparison

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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