Compare 2015 Ford Fusion vs 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Ford Fusion
2015 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 $20,981 $22,500
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,781 $26,575
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE AWD 22 31 $25,673 $27,830
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $22,171 $24,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,258 $27,380
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $30,240 $32,780
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $28,395 $30,780
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $29,824 $32,330
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $32,103 $34,800
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,791 $36,630
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,801 $24,340
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $24,133 $25,790
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,920 $27,700
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $33,140 $35,500
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,346 $25,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,981
$22,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,500
$24,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$406 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Fusion continues to offer an excellent blend of top-notch safety, solid fuel economy, and stunning good looks–all without compromising on interior space and comfort. The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.
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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 Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 190.7
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
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)
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
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 Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
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
6.8 6.6
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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