2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Mazda6

White 2018 Kia Optima and red 2018 Mazda6

Car shoppers looking to get behind the wheel of a new power-packed sedan need to look no further than the 2018 Kia Optima from Performance Kia in Moosic, PA. The performance-ready Optima features striking exterior details that are sure to turn heads. If you are in the market for a vehicle guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, then the 2018 Kia Optima is the vehicle for you.

With a starting price of $22,600, the Optima will make driving fun again with five different trim options to choose from – LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX. Shoppers looking to take on the heart-racing Optima are able to mix and match their vehicle's features to create their perfect performance-ready sedan. Continue reading to learn all about the Optima’s available features and see how it stacks up against the competition with this 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Mazda6 comparison.

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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Mazda6
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine Standard Engine SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT engine
185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm Horsepower 187 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume 14.7 cubic feet
5 trims - LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, SX Available Trim Options 5 trims – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Signature

What are the differences between the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Mazda6?

Powered by a standard 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine, the 2018 Kia Optima LX, X, and EX models offer drivers 185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The competing $23,000 2018 Mazda6 puts out 187 horsepower at 6,000 rpm with the help of its SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT engine. Drivers looking to get more power out of their sedan can opt for the power-packed 2018 Kia Optima SX, which offers up 245 horsepower thanks to the 2.0-liter Turbocharged I-4 engine.

The spacious and luxurious interior of the 2018 Kia Optima keeps you relaxed throughout every ride. Even the longest of road trips are kept comfortable with the help of the available sound-absorbing windows that keep exterior noises out. Drivers and front passengers ride comfortably with the help of the power-adjustable front seats. Passengers can personalize their seat settings with the available 10-way power adjustable seat and drivers receive the same luxury with the help of the 12-way power-adjustable seat with 4-way power lumbar support. No matter how long you are on the road, the Optima keeps your comfort in mind. The competing 2018 Mazda6 offers 14.7 cubic feet of room in its cargo area across all five of its offered trims and passengers have a more limited range of seat settings with the 6-way power driver’s seat and 6-way manual passenger seat. 

The Optima's spacious 15.9 cubic feet cargo area gives you enough room to store all of the necessities for a weekend getaway. Whether it is a camping trip or road trip, the Optima has enough space for you. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a versatile and comfortable power-ready sedan need to look no further than the 2018 Kia Optima. With a feature-filled build and luxurious interior, the Optima is the perfect addition to any lifestyle.

 

Red 2018 Kia Optima
Interior seating in 2018 Kia Optima
Interior seating in 2018 Mazda6
Red 2018 Mazda6