Compare 2014 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Ford Fusion
2014 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $32,011 $34,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,671 $36,500
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,488
$22,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,970
$23,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
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. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 102.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 190.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est) 6.8 (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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