Kia vs. Hyundai

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Which is Better?

Have you been wondering "which manufacturer is better, Kia vs. Hyundai?" Southlake Kia in Merrillville, IN, is here to answer your question! Our experts compared Kia vs. Hyundai to see which brand offers the best warranty, most reliable models, advanced safety features, and more. Be sure to browse our new and used Kia inventories to find the model that speaks to you.

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Warranty

Kia and Hyundai offer similar new vehicle warranty programs, including a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain and 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranties. However, Kia also offers a 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation and 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plans.

SUVs

Grey 2020 Kia Sportage in snow

Both Kia and Hyundai offer numerous crossovers and SUVs to choose from. View some of the most frequently researched comparisons below.

Kia Soul vs. Hyundai Kona

Only the Kia Soul is equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged I4 GDI engine, capable of 201 HP, almost 30 HP more than its Kona counterpart!

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

Not only does the Kia Sportage offer more horsepower, torque, and towing capacity than the Hyundai Tucson, but this crossover takes technology to the next level. Read the full comparison here!

Sedans

Red 2019 Kia Optima on beach

In addition to crossovers and SUVs, Kia and Hyundai each offer a complete sedan lineup. Discover two of the most popular comparisons below.

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

The Kia Optima provides a three engine lineup - including a 2.4L I4, 1.6L turbocharged I4, and a 2.0L turbocharged I4, while the Hyundai Sonata only offers two engines.

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

These stylish sedans include similar features, but the Kia Forte starts at a more budget-friendly $17,790 MSRP, while the Hyundai Elantra starts at $18,950 MSRP.

Safety

Both Kia and Hyundai offer comprehensive suites of safety features to help you protect what matters most. From park assist to automatic braking and pedestrian detection, you can drive with peace of mind.

Yellow 2020 Kia Soul

Kia Awards

Why drive anything but the best? Kia models are consistently praised for premium design, safety, and reliability. Check out some of our favorite Kia awards below, just to name a few.

  • 2019 Best Buy Award by Consumer GuideĀ® Automotive (Rio and Soul)
  • 2019 Best CPO Program List by Autotrader
  • 2019 Best Small Car by Motorweek (Forte)
  • 2019 CUV of Texas by TAWA (Telluride)
  • 2019 Dependability Award by J.D. Power
  • 2019 Highest Mass Market Brand by J.D. Power for the fifth consecutive year
  • 2019 Top Safety Pick by IIHS (Stinger)

Kia Lease Specials

See just how affordable a Kia sedan, hatchback, or crossover can be with a Southlake Kia lease special! Our finance team works with you and your budget to get you behind the wheel at a price you're comfortable paying.

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