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Compare Kia K9 II vs Hyundai Sonata 8

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Neoscore
76%
37%
Pros
  • Superb styling with elegance and sportiness
  • Naturally-aspirated V8 still available
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Excellent 0.24 drag coefficient
  • Decent performance
  • Decent exterior styling
Cons
  • Kia is getting addicted to AWD
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Variants

3.3 T-GDI
3.3 T-GDI AWD
3.8 GDI
3.8 GDI AWD
5.0 GDI AWD
1.6 T-GDI AT
2.0 GDI Hybrid AT
2.5 GDI AT
2.5 Turbo GDI AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft
Engine Oil Capacity
1.6 T-GDI AT4.6 L / 4.9 qt2.0 GDI Hybrid AT5.2 L / 5.5 qt2.5 GDI AT5.6 L / 5.9 qt2.5 Turbo GDI AT6.3 L / 6.7 qt
Fuel Capacity
1.6 T-GDI AT60.0 L / 15.9 gal2.0 GDI Hybrid AT50.0 L / 13.2 gal2.5 GDI AT60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
1.6 T-GDI AT462 kg / 1019 lbs2.0 GDI Hybrid AT449 kg / 990 lbs2.5 GDI AT527 kg / 1162 lbs2.5 Turbo GDI AT459 kg / 1012 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Vented 12"1.6 T-GDI ATVentilated discs, 325 mm2.0 GDI Hybrid ATVentilated discs, 305 mm2.5 GDI ATVentilated discs, 305-325 mm2.5 Turbo GDI ATVentilated discs, 345.44 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
solid 11.2"1.6 T-GDI ATDisc, 300 mm2.0 GDI Hybrid ATDisc, 284 mm2.5 GDI ATDisc, 300 mm2.5 Turbo GDI ATDisc, 325.12 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Steering Ratio
13.27x
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
3.3 T-GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.3 T-GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W5.0 GDI AWD275/40 R19 101W
1.6 T-GDI AT235/45 R182.0 GDI Hybrid AT205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.5 GDI AT205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.5 Turbo GDI AT245/40 R19
Turning Circle
36.1 ft1.6 T-GDI AT10.9 m / 35.8 ft2.0 GDI Hybrid AT11.0 m / 36.1 ft2.5 GDI AT10.9 m / 35.8 ft2.5 Turbo GDI AT10.9 m / 35.8 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
1.6 T-GDI AT4-door Sedan2.0 GDI Hybrid AT4-door hybrid Sedan2.5 GDI AT4-door Sedan2.5 Turbo GDI AT4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1490 mm / 58.7 in
1445 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
4900 mm / 192.9 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
1859 mm / 73.2 in
Track Width | Front
3.3 T-GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.3 T-GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in5.0 GDI AWD1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
Weight
3.3 T-GDI2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs3.3 T-GDI AWD2085.0 kg / 4596.6 lbs3.8 GDI1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs3.8 GDI AWD1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs5.0 GDI AWD2165.0 kg / 4773.0 lbs
1.6 T-GDI AT1465.0 kg / 3229.8 lbs2.0 GDI Hybrid AT1508.0 kg / 3324.6 lbs2.5 GDI AT1415.0 kg / 3119.5 lbs2.5 Turbo GDI AT1611.0 kg / 3551.6 lbs
Wheel Size
3.3 T-GDI18 in, 19 in3.3 T-GDI AWD18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI AWD18 in, 19 in5.0 GDI AWD19 in
1.6 T-GDI AT7.5J x 182.0 GDI Hybrid AT6.5J x 16, 7J x172.5 GDI AT6.5J x 16, 7.5J x 172.5 Turbo GDI AT8.0J x 19
Wheelbase
3105 mm / 122.2 in
2840 mm / 111.8 in

Performance

CO2 Emission
3.3 T-GDI199 g/km3.3 T-GDI AWD213 g/km3.8 GDI192 ~ 196 g/km3.8 GDI AWD204 ~ 207 g/km5.0 GDI AWD231 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
1.6 T-GDI AT0.272.0 GDI Hybrid AT0.242.5 GDI AT0.272.5 Turbo GDI AT0.27
Fuel Economy
21 mpg3.3 T-GDI11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)3.3 T-GDI AWD12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI AWD11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)5.0 GDI AWD13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
1.6 T-GDI AT7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)2.0 GDI Hybrid AT4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (combined) | 4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (urban) | 4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (highway)2.5 GDI AT7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)2.5 Turbo GDI AT8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (combined) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (urban) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
3.3 T-GDIRear-wheel drive3.3 T-GDI AWDAll-wheel drive3.8 GDIRear-wheel drive3.8 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive5.0 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
1.6 T-GDI ATULEV 702.0 GDI Hybrid ATSULEV 302.5 GDI ATSULEV 302.5 Turbo GDI ATULEV 70
Engine
3.3 T-GDIG6DH3.3 T-GDI AWDG6DH3.8 GDIG6DJ3.8 GDI AWDG6DJ5.0 GDI AWDG8BE
Engine | Bore
1.6 T-GDI AT75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.0 GDI Hybrid AT81.0 mm / 3.2 in2.5 GDI AT88.5 mm / 3.5 in2.5 Turbo GDI AT88.5 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
1.6 T-GDI AT10.5:12.0 GDI Hybrid AT14.0:12.5 GDI AT13.0:1
Engine | Displacement
3.3 T-GDI3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 T-GDI AWD3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 GDI3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc3.8 GDI AWD3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc5.0 GDI AWD5.0 L / 307.4 cu-in / 5038.0 cc
1.6, 2.0, 2.5 L1.6 T-GDI AT1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc2.0 GDI Hybrid AT2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.5 GDI AT2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2497.0 cc2.5 Turbo GDI AT2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2497.0 cc
Engine | Power
3.3 T-GDI370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD425.0 hp / 316.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
1.6 T-GDI AT180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm2.0 GDI Hybrid AT150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 6000 rpm + 51.0 hp / 38.0 kW @ 1800-2300 rpm (electric motor)2.5 GDI AT191.0 hp / 142.4 kW @ 6100 rpm2.5 Turbo GDI AT290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
3.3 T-GDI110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.3 T-GDI AWD110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI AWD83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in5.0 GDI AWD84.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
1.6 T-GDI AT112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in2.0 GDI Hybrid AT75.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in2.5 GDI AT76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in2.5 Turbo GDI AT116.1 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
1.6 T-GDI AT89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.0 GDI Hybrid AT97.0 mm / 3.8 in2.5 GDI AT101.5 mm / 4.0 in2.5 Turbo GDI AT101.5 mm / 4.0 in
Engine | Torque
3.3 T-GDI510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.8 GDI397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
1.6 T-GDI AT264 Nm / 194.7 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm2.0 GDI Hybrid AT188 Nm / 138.7 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm + 205 Nm / 151.2 lb-ft @ 0-1800 rpm2.5 GDI AT245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm2.5 Turbo GDI AT422 Nm / 311.3 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
3.3 T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.3 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDINaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine5.0 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine
I4 Smartstream: G1.6 T-GDi, G2.0 LPi, G2.0 MPi, G2.0 GDi (Hybrid); G2.5 MPi, G2.5 GDi1.6 T-GDI ATTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder2.0 GDI Hybrid ATdirect-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder2.5 GDI ATNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder2.5 Turbo GDI ATTurbocharged direct- and multi-port-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
6- or 8-speed1.6 T-GDI AT8-speed2.0 GDI Hybrid AT6-speed2.5 GDI AT8-speed2.5 Turbo GDI AT8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
Automatic1.6 T-GDI ATAutomatic2.0 GDI Hybrid ATAutomatic SHIFTRONIC2.5 GDI ATAutomatic2.5 Turbo GDI ATAutomatic

Production

Availability
3.3 T-GDI20183.3 T-GDI AWD20183.8 GDI20183.8 GDI AWD20185.0 GDI AWD2018 ~ 2021
20201.6 T-GDI AT20192.0 GDI Hybrid AT20202.5 GDI AT20192.5 Turbo GDI AT2020
Debut
2018 New York Auto Show
2019-03
Made In
South Korea
South Korea, US, China
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