Compare 2009 Kia Optima vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2009 Kia Optima
2009 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 22 32 $16,510 $17,495
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 22 32 $17,710 $18,950
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 22 32 $19,255 $20,690
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SX 22 32 $19,665 $21,140
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $20,095 $21,695
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SX 20 28 $20,600 $22,145
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,510
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Optima is a thoroughly competent, comfortable mid-size sedan that’s sorely lacking in personality and excitement—even with a modest spice-up for this year. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
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)
3157 3181
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4000 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 (Est) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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