2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Mid-sized sedans are some of the hottest vehicles on the market. You see them everywhere you go, and if you haven’t had one of your own yet, then you’re missing out on some of the best vehicles around. They drive well, have great safety ratings, come with a ton of modern technology features, and have some of the most efficient fuel economies around. Today we will be comparing two of these wonderful sedans, the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Ford Fusion, starting with fuel economies.

The 2018 Kia Optima’s fuel economy brings it slightly ahead with 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, for 29 mpg combined. That’s compared to the 2018 Ford Fusions ability to get up to 21 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, for 25 mpg combined. Keep reading for more inside details on the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Ford Fusion.

2018 Kia Optima 


2018 Ford Fusion 

$22,600   Starting MSRP  $22,840 
2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4  Engine type  2.5L Duratec 16-valve I4  
185 hp at 6,000 rpm  Horsepower  175 hp at 6,000 rpm 
178 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm  Torque  175 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm 

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There’s a ton of factors that go into car-buying, one of which is the warranty. The 2018 Kia Optima has an amazing warranty. Its powertrain warranty lasts up to ten years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. That sort of warranty is unseen in other vehicle brans, and the 2018 Ford Fusion doesn’t come close. Its powertrain warranty lasts for up to five years or 60,000 miles, only about half that of the 2018 Kia Optima.

The 2018 Kia Optima also does better in terms of space. It has 104.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2018 Ford Fusion has a slightly lower 102.8 cubic feet of passenger room. This translates into less head room, less front leg space, less front and rear hip room, and less front shoulder room. Furthermore, the 2018 Ford Fusion does little to make up for the space in terms of trunk volume. At 16 cubic feet of trunks space, it has .1 more cubic feet than the Optima on the base model. However, all of the other trim levels have less space than the 2018 Kia Optima, which has 15.9 cubic feet across all five trim levels.

Don’t compromise on comfort, choose the 2018 Kia Optima! Come and look at our Kia Optima vehicle inventory here at Performance Kia and take a test drive!