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2011 Kia Optima EX

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima SX

4dr Sedan

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima
(2011 Kia Optima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2011 Kia Optima
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2015 Hyundai Sonata
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MSRP $22,700 $26,200 $21,150
Destination Charge $750 $750 $810
Invoice Price $21,210 $24,480 $20,295
Total List Price $23,450 $26,950 $21,960
Available Engines 200-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 192-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 274-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 24 mpg 22 mpg N/A
Fuel Economy Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg N/A
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side, Rear Seat -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Front Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good -
Side, Driver Torso Good Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good -
Other, Roof Strength Good Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good -
Overview 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
8 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
8 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6
Available:
clock, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
clock, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Interior 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A dual
Cargo net Available Available Available
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A Standard
Clock Standard:
in-dash
Standard:
in-dash
in-dash
Available:
in-radio display
Available:
in-radio display
N/A
Compass Standard Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leatherette leatherette urethane
12V DC power outlet 2 2 3
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Available
Instrumentation analog digital/analog digital/analog
Driver information center N/A N/A Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning N/A Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power power power
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leatherette leatherette urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power Standard:
2-way power
N/A N/A Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls Standard:
4-way
Standard:
4-way
6-way
Available:
4-way power
Available:
4-way power
N/A
Lumbar support driver driver driver
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Memory Available:
driver
Available:
driver
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available Available N/A
Seat trim leather cloth/leather premium cloth
Entertainment 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Available Available N/A
Speakers Standard:
6
Standard:
6
6
Available:
8 brand
Available:
8 brand
N/A
Amplifier Available Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard N/A
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
N/A
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
Available:
1
Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A N/A Available
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front and rear
Headlights halogen high intensity low beam halogen
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic Standard:
auto off
N/A N/A Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A N/A Standard
LED brakelights N/A Standard N/A
Door curb lights N/A N/A 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available N/A
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit N/A N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/100,000 60/100,000 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/unlimited
Exterior 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround metal-look
Fog/driving lights front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A
Spoiler N/A lip lip
Tires P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS P225/45VR18.0 BSW AS P205/65HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
18" machined aluminum
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A Available:
machined aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel Available:
compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps N/A N/A Available
Mechanical 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Engine 2.4L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger N/A intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular sport regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 2.89 2.89 2.89
Specifications 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Exterior length 190.7 " 190.7 " 191.1 "
Exterior body width 72.1 " 72.1 " 73.4 "
Exterior height 57.3 " 57.3 " 58.1 "
Engine 2.4L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Horsepower Standard:
200 @ 6,300 rpm
274 @ 6,000 rpm 185 @ 6,000 rpm
Available:
192 @ 6,300 rpm
N/A N/A
Torque Standard:
186 @ 4,250 rpm
269 @ 1,750 rpm 178 @ 4,000 rpm
Available:
181 @ 4,250 rpm
N/A N/A
Fuel economy - city 24 mpg 22 mpg N/A
Fuel economy - highway 34 mpg 34 mpg N/A
Bore-and-Stroke 3.46 / 3.82 " 3.39 / 3.39 " 3.46 / 3.82 "
Curb weight 3,385 lbs. 3,385 lbs. 3,252 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A N/A 4,497 lbs.
Wheelbase 110.0 " 110.0 " 110.4 "
Front track 62.8 " 62.6 " 63.5 "
Rear track 62.8 " 62.6 " 63.8 "
Turning radius 17.9 ' 17.9 ' 17.9 '
Drag coefficient .29 .29 .27
Front legroom 45.5 " 45.5 " 45.5 "
Rear legroom 34.7 " 34.7 " 35.6 "
Front headroom 40.0 " 40.0 " 40.4 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " 37.6 " 38.0 "
Front hiproom 54.7 " 54.7 " 55.3 "
Rear hiproom 54.5 " 54.5 " 56.1 "
Front shoulder room 57.2 " 57.2 " 57.9 "
Rear shoulder room 55.7 " 55.7 " 56.5 "
Luggage volume 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 106 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal.