Kia vs. Hyundai - Which is the Better Buy?

2022 Kia K5 GT-Line tail lights


19 vehicles


13 vehicles

Limited Powertrain

Sporty exterior looks


Curvy and flowing
UVO system


Sedans, SUVs, minivans, hybrids, electric vehicles


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

Both Kia and Hyundai rank at the top of the pack when it comes to quality and reliability, and both brands have a lot to offer at a highly competitive price. Because of this, you may be wondering if Kia or Hyundai is the better brand. Although Kia is partially owned by Hyundai, each brand has its own unique merits. However, we believe that the Kia brand has a few distinct advantages. Compare the Kia warranty vs. Hyundai warranty, each brand’s lineup, and see how a few fan-favorites stack up in the guide below.



Kia vs. Hyundai – Options

So, which brand has more options for Corona drivers like you? Kia has a larger selection and a more diverse lineup. There are 19 vehicles in the Kia lineup ranging from sedans to SUVs and crossovers – and even a minivan! The Hyundai lineup is a bit more limited with 13 models and no minivan option. If you are looking to make the switch to a vehicle that is more eco-friendly for the Fontana roads, both brands do offer hybrid and EV options.

Kia Warranty vs. Hyundai Warranty

How does the Kia warranty stack up to the protection plan offered by Hyundai? Both brands offer very similar coverage, with some of the industry’s best warranties. Both Kia and Hyundai provide a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty on all new vehicle purchases! You can drive with complete peace of mind in San Bernardino and beyond.

Kia vs. Hyundai – Safety Features

Once again, you can drive with confidence behind the wheel of a new Kia or Hyundai, as both brands offer a driver-assist safety suite: Kia Drive Wise or Hyundai SmartSense. However, it is Kia that goes the extra mile by providing these standard or available features:

  • Lane Following Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Haptic Steering Wheel

Kia vs. Hyundai: Head-to-Head Comparison of Top Models

Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata

In the crowded mid-size sedan segment, the Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata is a popular matchup. Although both vehicles are priced similarly, the Kia K5 is often the top pick because it offers a larger variety of standard safety features like Collision Avoidance Assistance and a rear Park Distance Warning.

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

Compare the Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra, and you will see that once again, pricing is quite similar. As is the case with the K5, the Forte offers more standard safety features. The top-tier trim of the Forte is also more affordable, so it costs less to get all of the amenities you desire.

Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

What if an SUV is more your style? We highly recommend taking a look at the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe. If you need seating for seven, the Sorento is your match. The Hyundai Santa Fe maxes out at five passengers. To have seating for seven in a Hyundai, you will have to upgrade to the more expensive Hyundai Palisade.

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

When you compare the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage comes out on top in several key areas. It has a stronger base engine under the hood, and you can opt for a turbocharged engine if you prefer.

See the Kia Difference for Yourself

As you can see, the Kia lineup has a lot to offer Riverside drivers like you. Why not check it out in person at Riverside Kia? Contact us today for more information or to set up a test drive.


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