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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2015 Ford Fusion 2014 Kia Optima
4dr Sdn 2.4L SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Sport
  • 4dr Sdn 1.6T Eco
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Sport
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Sport w/Gray Accents
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium AWD
4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn EX
  • 4dr Sdn SX
  • 4dr Sdn SX Turbo
  • 4dr Sdn SXL Turbo

Prices

MSRP $21,150 $22,400 $21,500
Invoice $20,295 $20,888 $20,579
Avg. Paid $21,342 $22,338 $22,056

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.9 8.4
Performance 7.5 8.2 7.6
Interior 8.6 7.5 7.7
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.7
Reliability N/A N/A 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Premium interior with first-class materials
  • Very quiet cabin
  • Sporty handling
  • Potent turbocharged engines
  • Modern, upscale cabin
  • Good passenger and trunk space
  • Powerful engines
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Long warranty coverage
Cons
  • Bland driving dynamics
  • Underpowered base engine
  • MyFord Touch is hard to use
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Limited back-seat headroom
  • Some complaints of numb steering
  • Cabin plastics not as good as rivals’

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 25 City / 37 Hwy N/A 23 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.4 112.2 110
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 191.7 190.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 72.9 72.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.1 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 3431 3237

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.1 102.8 102.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.2 40
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 44.3 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.8 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.8 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.3 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.9 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 54.4 54.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 16 15.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 6000 175 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 178 @ 4000 175 @ 4500 181 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 37.6 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard