2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Ford Fusion

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Ford Fusion hold the same place within their brand’s respective catalogs. The 2019 Kia Optima rests above the Rio and Forte while below the Stinger sports sedan and the Cadenza luxury sedan. Meanwhile, the 2019 Ford Fusion rests above the Fiesta and Focus while below the performance-focused Mustang and the full-size Taurus. So, which is the superior midsize sedan model? Is it the 2019 Kia Optima or the 2019 Ford Fusion?

To answer that question, let’s begin our comparison of the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Ford Fusion.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Ford Fusion

2.4L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Inline 4
185 hp / 178 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 173 hp / 174 lb-ft
27 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 25 MPG
$22,900 Starting MSRP $22,840

2019 Kia Optima Schenectady, NY

As we can see, the 2019 Ford Fusion has a slightly bigger engine than the 2019 Kia Optima. Therefore, it, as is often the case, has a lower fuel economy. However, it also surprisingly has less power than the baseline 2019 Kia Optima. Furthermore, with an incredibly slight increase in price, the 2019 Kia Optima offers not only those advantages but more, including:

  • Rear Camera Display
  • Surround View Monitor
  • LED Exterior Lighting
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade
  • Solar Control Glass
  • UVO Link Infotainment
  • Sport Leather-Trimmed Upholstery
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating
  • Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound
  • Dynamic Bending Light with Auto-Leveling
  • Smart Welcome and Smart Trunk™
  • Satin Chrome Interior Trimming
  • And More!

For more information, or to test drive a 2019 Kia Optima sedan, please contact us. The staff at the Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady dealership can be reached online, by phone, or in person. Additionally, feel free to browse our online inventory of other current Kia models in stock if you’re interested in a different build. We’re happy to help you find the next Kia model of your dreams!

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