2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

Midsize sedans are up against stiff competition from crossovers and SUVs, which are becoming more popular with their improving fuel economy. However, don't tell the 2017 Kia Optima, 2017 Hyundai Sonata and 2017 Toyota Camry sedans, all of which are high-caliber midsize sedans with fuel economy, features and style that show the sedan market is as strong as ever.

If you're looking for maximum fuel savings, then the 2017 Optima has an LX 1.6T trim option which averages 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, which edges the most fuel-efficient trim of the 2017 Sonata and easily bests the 2017 Camry's 24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway. And while all three of these sedans are among the most crash-resistant in their class, thanks to the stamp of approval from the IIHS and its Top Safety Pick, only the Kia Optima is coming off a year where it won the prestigious Kelley Blue KBB.com "Best Buy" award for midsize sedans. While that was for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Optima is a carryover from 2016, with the same performance and interior dimensions, but with improvements in available safety features and technology. And only the 2017 Optima is coming off a win at the Red Dot Design Awards for its 2016 model, which speaks to the flair of its sporty-yet-refined exterior.

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2017 Kia Optima Vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata 2017 Toyota Camry
28, 37 Top MPG (city, highway) 28, 36 24, 33
Yes / Yes Compatible with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto? Yes / Yes No / No
Yes KBB.com Best Buy for 2016? No No
Yes Available Nappa Leather Seat Trim? No No
35.8 Turning Circle (feet) 35.8 36.7
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes Yes

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Speaking of technology, both the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2017 Kia Optima are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can sync up your smartphones and reap the connectivity for music and other apps. However, the 2017 Toyota Camry does not have this feature. And while the 2017 Camry has a handle on tight turns that is more fitting for a crossover at 36.7 feet, both the 2017 Optima and 2017 Sonata do the same curb-to-curb maneuver in a smaller radius of 35.8 feet. So what sets 2017's Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata apart? Here's a few advantages the 2017 Optima has: You get up to 10 speakers with a Harman/Kardon audio system, while the Sonata maxes out at nine speakers. In addition, the 2017 Optima is the only one of the three here to have available Nappa leather seat trim, which is soft and luxurious.

So we've taken into account the handling, safety, technology, fuel economy and more of these sedans, and the 2017 Kia Optima is a clear winner. Which is why we look forward to showing off this model to you at Boucher Kia of Racine, located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and also serving the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive for the Kia Optima.

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