Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Kia Optima
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
FWD SE 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
AWD SE 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
FWD Titanium 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX 25 36 $21,823 $22,600
Automatic S 23 32 $22,750 $23,600
DCT LX 1.6T 28 37 $23,058 $24,400
Automatic EX 24 34 $24,030 $25,700
Automatic SX 22 31 $28,580 $30,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,215
$21,823
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,215
$22,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans. The 2018 Kia Optima returns with a new sportier trim and wide-ranging flexibility for a compelling price.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 104.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55 56
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 63.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code
44W-A NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
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
7.1 6.1
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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