2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2020 Kia Optima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Ford
Fusion

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*
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$23,170 to $36,450
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 20 - 23 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 30 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fusion.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Fusion is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion is much wider than the Kia Optima, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fusion doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Optima.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Ford Fusion as you will in the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.