Compare 2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Ford Fusion
2019 Kia Optima
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion S FWD 21 31 $21,927 $22,840
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,386 $27,775
Fusion SE FWD 23 34 $22,915 $24,120
Fusion SEL AWD 20 29 $30,302 $32,065
Fusion SEL FWD 23 34 $27,151 $28,580
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $38,014 $40,015
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $34,523 $36,340
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $32,623 $34,340
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $34,765 $36,595
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $26,177 $27,555
Fusion Hybrid SEL FWD 43 41 $29,945 $31,520
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $32,761 $34,485
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EX DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX DCT 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Optima LX Automatic 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Optima S Automatic 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
Optima SX Automatic 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 45 $26,646 $28,090
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $33,444 $35,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,927
$25,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,840
$26,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age. The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 120.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55 56
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.9
Brakes
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 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
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3410 3285
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 178 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 5.7
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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