Compare 2013 Ford Fusion vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury N/A N/A $35,701 $38,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium N/A N/A $36,992 $40,100
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 35 39 $29,555 $31,950
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 36 40 $24,210 $25,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,983
$22,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,830
$23,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid makes an extraordinary leap forward in fuel economy--but also, in its appealing looks and handling. The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
44.300 45.47
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.000 54.65
Second Leg Room (in)
38.300 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
39.200 39.96
Second Hip Room (in)
54.400 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.800 57.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.800 102.17
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.60
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 110.04
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.900 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
62.700 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
191.700 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.100 57.28
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.000 15.43
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.500 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.600 35.76
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3427 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 3.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 200 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.960 2.63
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.070 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.450 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.750 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.580 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.910 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
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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