Hyundai and Kia are both well-known Korean automakers who are growing in popularity in US markets. This might lead some Pensacola consumers to question, “What is the difference between Kia and Hyundai?” Read below to learn about the differences between Kia and Hyundai and how these interconnected – but different – companies have become a staple in the American car market.

Are Kia and Hyundai the Same Company?

Officially no, Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor Group are not the same company — but they are related to each other. When Kia Motors had to file for bankruptcy in 1997, Hyundai purchased a portion of the company so they could survive. As a result, Kia was able to remain in the automotive business and Kia also has a stake in some of Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiaries. Despite this crossover, both companies continue to operate independently of one another with their own missions and visions.

Kia vs. Hyundai

Even though they have similar models, both Hyundai and Kia have distinct vehicles that offer different features and performance:

  • Model Types: Hyundai does not offer a minivan like the Kia Sedona, but Kia doesn’t have a sporty hatchback couple like the Hyundai Veloster.
  • Pricing: Hyundai makes it a priority to provide Ft Walton and Navarre customers with both excellent features at a great value. The Hyundai price range begins with the Hyundai Accent and tops out with the Ioniq Electric. Kia charges drivers more with their base Kia Rio and hits a high point with the K900.
  • Different Features: While there are some overlaps with features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, both the Kia and Hyundai lineups have their own unique features, such as Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car Telematics and Kia Optima UVO eServices.

Learn More About Hyundai at Allen Turner Hyundai

If you have additional questions about the Hyundai brand or our new models, you can rely on Allen Turner Hyundai near Gulf Breeze for help. Contact us today for answers, or learn more about the features that keep Hyundai drivers coming back to this iconic brand.

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