Compare 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Kia Optima

2017 Ford Fusion
2017 Kia Optima
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Hybrid Platinum FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,088 $37,130
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,625 $25,785
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,409 $31,120
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,620 $38,750
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,730 $36,750
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,592 $22,610
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,020 $27,535
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,434 $23,740
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,757 $33,605
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,939 $32,740
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $29,049 $30,740
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $38,859 $41,120
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,299 $33,120
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,244 $34,120
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $23,755 $25,440
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $22,800 $24,140
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $27,865 $29,940
Optima SX Limited Automatic 22 31 $33,481 $36,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,088
$23,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,130
$25,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$424 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades. The Kia Optima is a distinctively stylish and capable mid-size sedan worth serious consideration.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 104.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55 56
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 3362
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 178 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 34 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 24 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.80
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.2 6.3 (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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