Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Ford Fusion
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Automatic S 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
DCT EX 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Automatic SX 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 31 $21,927 $22,840
FWD SE 23 34 $22,915 $24,120
AWD SE 20 29 $26,386 $27,775
FWD SEL 23 34 $27,151 $28,580
AWD SEL 20 29 $30,302 $32,065
FWD Titanium 21 31 $32,623 $34,340
AWD Titanium 20 29 $34,523 $36,340
AWD Sport 17 26 $38,014 $40,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,186
$21,927
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings. The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56 55
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
120.7 102.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8
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)
11.2 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3411
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 44W
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1
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
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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