Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Ford Fusion
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,814
$26,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,890
$27,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$463 / 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
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3816
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 245 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 275 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 999
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 44W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.91
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Ford Fusion
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
5.7 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
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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