2019 Elantra vs. Optima

Compact sedans put you on the road at an affordable price while delivering agility for urban spaces and crowded highways. They have comfortable interiors and protect you with driver assists. When you're considering models in this category, check out the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and 2019 Kia Optima. Examining their details puts the Elantra ahead.

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2019 KIA Optima
2019 Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP
✔ $17,100*

Top Horsepower

Top MPG (City/Highway)
✔ 29/38*

Turning Diameter (feet)
✔ 34.78**

Safe Exit Assist
✔ Yes

Choose The Elantra

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra made a strong showing as a contender on Motor Trend's 2019 Car of the Year list. The brand itself also received J.D. Power awards for quality and dependability in 2018. The compact sedan is expected to rack up more impressive achievements as the model year goes on.


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