Compare 2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Ford Fusion
2019 Kia Optima
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SE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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EX DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX DCT 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,386
$25,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,775
$26,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / 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
20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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)
102.8 120.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55 56
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.9
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 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3816 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 5500 178 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 3000 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 37
Transmission
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
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
All 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)
3.36 2.88
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
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
7.7 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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2019 Ford Fusion
  • 2019 Fusion still on sale; 2020s arriving
  • Up to $4,750 factory cash on 2019s; $1,250 on 2020s
  • Lease a 2019 from $199 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 60 months + up to $3,250 bonus on 2019s
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2019 Kia Optima
  • 2019 Kia Optima is here; 2020s arriving
  • Bonus: Up to $4,000 cash on 2019s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 75 months on 2019s
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 months on 2019s
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