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 SE FWD 43 41 $25,128 $26,590
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 LX Automatic 25 36 $21,453 $22,200
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $27,865 $29,940
Optima SX Limited Automatic 22 31 $33,481 $36,090
Optima Hybrid Base Automatic 39 46 $24,350 $25,995
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 46 $28,752 $30,990
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $32,743 $35,210

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

Midsize Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

55 56

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

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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

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

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

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

129 @ 4000 178 @ 4000

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

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- 4.21

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

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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