Which is Better: Kia vs. Hyundai?



19 models


13 models

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

Whether you’re looking for a compact sedan or a 3-row family SUV, Kia and Hyundai are the brand of choice for many Live Oak drivers. That said, it’s not always easy to decide which brand offers the perfect model to fit your personal style — not to mention your daily driving needs and budget! To help you narrow down your options, Rountree Moore Kia compares key Kia vs. Hyundai models head-to-head, as well as what’s covered under the Hyundai and Kia warranty programs.

Comparing the Kia vs. Hyundai Lineups

You’ll be behind the wheel most days of the week in Macclenny, so you really want a car that you love to drive! Start by asking yourself what kind of aesthetic you’re looking for. There’s a clear difference between the Kia and Hyundai lineups on this account: while Kia designs tend to be characterized by sharp lines and sporty silhouettes, Hyundai vehicles tend toward a more flowing design.

If you appreciate a brand that offers a wide range of vehicle types, you’ll appreciate the breadth of the Kia lineup. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a Kia model to match — from sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, crossovers, and a minivan. It’s worth keeping in mind that the smaller Hyundai lineup consists of 13 models, and less variety in terms of vehicle size and type. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, both brands do offer plug-in hybrid and electric models.

Kia vs. Hyundai Warranty Coverage

If you’re involved in a collision or stranded miles from Gainesville, you can rest assured that both the Kia warranty and the Hyundai warranty provide some of the most comprehensive coverage in the industry. Every new Kia or Hyundai vehicle comes backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Comparing Popular Kia vs. Hyundai Models

Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata

While the two midsize sedans come at a similar cost, many drivers appreciate that the Kia K5 offers some additional features for your money compared to the Sonata, including Rear Park Distance Warning and Collision Avoidance Assistance.

Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

If you’re looking to optimize fuel efficiency, you’ll want to consider a compact sedan like the Kia Forte or the Hyundai Elantra. But while both models start at a similar price point, the Kia model provides more driver-assistive safety features at the base trim.

Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

Those looking for a midsize SUV will likely compare the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe. Right away, you’ll see that the Sorento’s optional third row provides a level of versatility that you can’t get with the Santa Fe.

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

These two crossovers share many of their in-cabin technology features, but the Kia Sportage comes out well ahead when you take a look under the hood. It comes with a more powerful standard engine, and offers a robust turbocharged engine upgrade.

Discover the Kia Difference for Yourself in Lake City!

If you like how Kia vehicles look on paper, why not check them out in person with a test drive? Contact us or visit our dealership in Lake City to learn more about the incredible value you’ll experience with a new Kia model. While you’re here, our team is happy to tell you about our current new vehicle specials!

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