Hyundai vs. Kia Brand Comparison in Gaithersburg MD


Hyundai vs Kia- Which is the Better Option for Shoppers Near Gaithersburg?

Hyundai and Kia are two well-known brands that thousands have trusted for many years now. Both of these brands offer a diverse selection of new sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs that contribute high safety ratings and lots of value. However, experience tells our team about the superiority of the Hyundai brand and we want to show you all that our signature brand can do for you. Let us take a look at some areas in which Hyundai emerges on top over one of its top competitors. Shoppers will find all of the latest from the Hyundai brand available for sale or lease at Fitzgerald's Gaithersburg Hyundai, located less than an hour outside of Baltimore, MD.


Each year brings with it many different technologies, some new to the brand and others returning strong. While both of these brands have come a long way since their first debuts, the Hyundai brand offers a few more brand-exclusive features that you might not find on the Kia brand yet. One of such features is Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA), a feature that first premiered on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. This new technological feature allows for autonomous parking on the streets in Washington DC with the simple push of a button on the key fob. This new feature remains unmatched by many other brands and does not have a comparable Kia application just yet.


Both Kia and Hyundai offer a diverse selection of new cars, each offering different options for performance under the hood. When it comes to fuel economy, shoppers have many more choices with Hyundai than they have with Kia. The Hyundai Sonata comes available as a gas and electric hybrid, while the Hyundai Elantra is one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid sedans on the market. The Hyundai Ioniq is one of our most popular alternative energy hatchbacks and comes available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric car. This brand even includes one all-electric crossover, the Kona Electric.

By comparison, the Kia brand only offers a couple options for drivers who seek alternative-energy cars. Right now, their only hybrid sedan option for Alexandria, VA commuters is the Kia Optima, while the Kia Niro crossover comes available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric like the Ioniq. However, the Optima and Niro are currently the only hybrid/electric options from the Kia brand.


While Kia might have an available minivan for shoppers with large families, most of their new cars command higher price points than those of Hyundai. The base subcompact models from Hyundai, like the Accent sedan and Venue SUV, start out at considerably lower prices than the comparable Kia Rio and Kia Niro, respectively. The most performance-oriented hatchbacks from Hyundai, the Elantra GT and Veloster N, offer the most powerful engines and excellent handling for much less than the comparable Kian Stinger Sportback, which begins well over $30,000.

Test Drive a New Hyundai Today

Shoppers in the area who want to enjoy a lot more for a lot less should consider a new Hyundai and test drive any of our new cars today at Fitzgerald's Gaithersburg Hyundai. You will find our dealership on N Frederick Ave and less than 40 minutes outside of Arlington, VA. See you soon!