Compare 2014 Kia Optima vs 2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Kia Optima
2014 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
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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
$20,579
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$21,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. 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
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 102.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est) 7.0 (Est)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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