Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai?

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If you’re looking to take your drives around Latrobe and Ebensburg to the next level, then there’s no doubt you’ve considered a vehicle from Kia or Hyundai. Both offer sensational value, incredible reliability, and advanced features. But which offers everything you need to look forward to drives in Indiana? Learn more with the team at Tri Star Kia with our comparison below!



18 vehicles


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Limited Powertrain Warranty

Sporty exterior looks


Curvy and flowing
UVO system


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Sedans, SUVs, minivans, hybrids, electric vehicles


Sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, hybrids, EVs, fuel cell vehicles

Kia vs. Hyundai: Selection, Value, and Features

  • Kia vs. Hyundai Warranty: Kia and Hyundai both offer their vehicles with extensive protections, including a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • Kia vs. Hyundai Selection: Kia offers 18 unique vehicles in its lineup, while Hyundai only makes 13 vehicles.
  • Connectivity Features: Nearly all Kia vehicles are equipped with the Kia UVO interface, which makes smartphone integrations and voice commands a breeze! Hyundai offers Blue Link, which doesn’t offer the same level of vocal functionality.
  • Vehicle Style: Hyundai vehicles tend to use flowing, curvy lines that give them a natural look. Meanwhile, Kia vehicles offer sporty exteriors that tend to have sharper, angular lines. Needless to say, any Kia model will help you stand out on the streets of Johnstown and Latrobe.
  • Safety: Comparing Kia vs. Hyundai models, it’s clear that both offer true peace of mind with their safety features. However, our team believes that you may prefer key Kia safety features, which include:
    • Brake assist system
    • Hill start assist control
    • Electronic stability control
    • Traction control system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Cornering brake control
    • Electronic brake-force distribution
    • Front and rear crumple zones
    • Rollover mitigation
    • Vehicle stability management system

Kia vs. Hyundai Vehicles: Head-to-Head

Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata

Many of our customers around Indiana tend to compare Kia vs. Hyundai midsize sedans. This can be tough, as they’re both renowned for their flexible sedans. 2019 Kia Optima models start at $22,900 MSRP, and the Hyundai Sonata starts at $22,300 MSRP. While they’re similar, Latrobe drivers prefer the Optima, for its wider array of standard safety features. For example, Collision Avoidance Assistance and rear Park Distance Warning are standard on the Optima.

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

Comparing the Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra is common for those looking for an efficient compact. Forte models start at $17,690 MSRP, while the Elantra starts at $17,100 MSRP. However, it’s clear that the Kia offers more standard safety features than the Hyundai. And when comparing top trim levels, the Forte gives drivers access to top-level features for less.

Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

The Kia Sorento starts at an affordable $25,990 MSRP, and while still affordable, the Santa Fe starts at a more-expensive $27,200 MSRP. The Kia Sorento also comes with three rows of seating as standard, and offers more interior features for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable three-row SUV, then the Sorento is for you! And while the Santa Fe XL offers a third-row, it’s much more expensive, starting at $30,950 MSRP.

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

Need a convenient and capable crossover? The 2020 Kia Sportage starts at $23,350 MSRP, and the Hyundai Tucson starts at $23,200 MSRP. Both provide the comfort, connectivity, and convenience that make your drives through Greensburg more engaging than ever. However, the Sportage comes with a more powerful base engine and an upgraded turbocharged offering for even more fun. That means you’ll enjoy better performance on and off Ebensburg roads in the Kia Sportage.

Experience the Kia Difference in Person!

Ready to compare Kia vs. Hyundai for yourself? Let the team at Tri Star Kia help you learn the difference between Kia and Hyundai! Our experts will help you choose the right new Kia available in our new model inventory, and we’re always ready to help you learn more. From Kia Soul trim levels, to Kia vs. Hyundai comparisons, to Kia Optima maintenance schedule we’re here for every customer!

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930 Route 22 West Blairsville, PA


Phone: 844-709-7849

930 Route 22 West Blairsville, PA
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