Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion

Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion

Trying to choose between a new 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Ford Fusion? You're not alone. Many drivers in the areas of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield are at this crossroads as well, which is why our team at Feldman Kia has put together this comparison.

Below, you'll see how these two highly sought-after sedans stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior, and technology. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion: Performance

optima vs fusionBoth the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Ford Fusion offer several engine options with relatively high output maximums and impressive fuel economy ratings. Unfortunately, those who choose the Ford Fusion will have to choose which of the two is their top priority.

You can choose a hybrid engine with above-average fuel economy ratings, but you'll only get an underwhelming 188 net horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. The same can't be said for the Kia Optima, which offers the best of both worlds with its available turbocharged 1.6L engine.

With this powertrain under the hood, you'll get a peppy 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque while still achieving up to an EPA-estimated 27 city and 37 highway MPG.1 For even more power, opt for the turbo 2.0L engine, which makes 260 lb-ft of torque while still providing an EPA-estimated 21 city and 30 highway MPG.1


Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion: Style & Comfort

Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion Novi, MIThe first thing to consider when it comes to comfort is space. The 2020 Kia Optima doesn't disappoint with 45.5 inches of legroom and 39.8 inches of headroom in the front row of seats, which is ample room for your daily commutes. Compare this to the Fusion's 44.3 inches of front legroom and 39.2 inches of front headroom.

With this in mind, it's no surprise the Kia Optima also comes out on top in terms of style and comfort upgrades. In the Kia, a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control comes standard in two out of five trims. Top it all off with striking available two-tone black and red leather interior upholstery.

The best the Ford can do is an available 10-way power driver's seat and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control.

Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion: Technology Features

Tech can make or break a vehicle, especially when it comes to entertainment and convenience. The Kia Optima doesn't disappoint with a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with all the fixins: Bluetooth®, smartphone integration, available navigation, and much more. A similar system is offered in the Ford but only as an available feature.

The Kia Optima doesn't stop there, though. This model also offers the added convenience of an available wireless charging pad and a slew of advanced active safety features like standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection. You won't find a pedestrian feature on any Ford Fusion trim level.

2020 Kia Optima: The Ultimate Sedan

It's no secret that the 2020 Ford Fusion has a few great features, but it can't stack up to the full-package deal you get with the 2020 Kia Optima. We at Feldman Kia believe the Kia Optima is the optimal model for any type of Novi, Livonia, or Southfield driver.

See for yourself by getting behind the wheel with us. You can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call or using our online scheduling tool.


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.


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