Compare 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
2014 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,350
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$21,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 102.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P215/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3431
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 1000 175 @ 4500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 44W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hybrid Ford Fusion
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.0 (Est)
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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