Compare 2011 Ford Fusion vs 2011 Kia Optima

2011 Ford Fusion
2011 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX 24 35 $18,800 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 34 $19,780 $20,700
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 34 $21,210 $22,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,080 $24,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,480 $26,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX Hybrid 34 39 $24,760 $26,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,594
$18,800
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,850
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes. Kia simply gets it; basic doesn't have to be boring, and the 2011 Kia Optima shows that mid-size sedan shoppers don't have to settle to design boredom or a lack of features.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T7E NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 3.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4500 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.93
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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