Most automobile afficionados know that Hyundai and Kia are both South Korean car companies. They may also know that Hyundai is a part-owner of Kia, as a result of the latter’s 2007 bankruptcy. It should come as no surprise, then, that comparable models of each car maker share similar if not identical basic body structures. And while Kia does still operate independently and has a separate design workshop, marketing, and branding, both companies offer the same 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
Despite the aspects they may have in common, however, Hyundai and Kia are quite different car companies. The infographic below will help explain the main distinctions between the two types of vehicles.
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In summary, the difference between the two automakers comes down to style and functionality, and the type of customers each carmaker targets: Hyundai cars are slightly more expensive but offer more luxury and quality for older drivers, while Kia cars are priced more affordably and are designed for younger car owners.
But whatever your age, driving experience, or kind of car you drive, there is no absolute guarantee against experiencing a collision, fender-bender, or other type of auto body damage. If that happens, the only decision you need to make is: which auto body repair shop should you trust to repair it?
If you’re smart and you live in Long Island, the only good answer is: Keri Coach Works! That’s because we’re fully certified to repair both Hyundai and Kia vehicles, and have the tools, experience, and know-how to do the job right—first time, every time.