EX does have 10 way power driver's seat with optional 10 way power passenger's seat which is mostly unheard of in this class. That's about the only thing the K5 has over the Sonata.Where’s the Full Digital Cluster, Remote parking, lane change cameras??? The sonata has them why not the Optima.
If I’m being honest I expected the new Optima (K5) to have more kit than the Sonata (just like the previous generations). No point in choosing the Optima over the Sonata now if you’re going for features but if your going for the looks the K5 blows the Sonata out of the water.
They remove auto folding mirrors, heated rear seats but decide to bring in an Auto shut off feature..dumbest move I’ve ever witnessed. I don’t think the EX even has a power passenger seat anymore...really losing that bang for the buck. I’m kind of disappointed with this generation.
Some of the other things in the Sonata's favor are color HUD, surround view monitor, real leather seating, ambient lighting, full LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, laminated windshield and front windows, rain sensing wipers, and even a larger gas tank. Also free maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
Kia's new slogan is give it everything. Except you know...features. They even said that's why they changed the name because it was such an improvement. Uh huh.