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Compare 2010 Ford Fusion vs 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $25,666 $27,950
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 22 32 $19,620 $20,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 22 32 $18,350 $19,195
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SX 22 32 $20,370 $21,795
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 22 32 $17,640 $17,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $20,560 $21,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SX 20 28 $21,300 $22,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$19,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,950
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. The 2010 Kia Optima doesn’t have the excitement of its newest small cars, the Soul and Forte, but it does have strong appeal based in practical attributes like interior space, comfort, and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 104.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 189.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 15.0
Brakes
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)
- TBD - 10.3 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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 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)
3720 3179
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 2250 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.06
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 7.5

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