2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Ford Fusion
$21,840 Starting MSRP $22,600

192-hp, 2.4-liter I-4

247-hp, 2.0-liter Turbo I-4

178-hp, 1.6-liter Turbo I-4
Engine Options

175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4

231-hp, 2.0-liter I-4

175-hp, 1.5-liter Turbo I-4
25-mpg city, 37-mpg hwy Standard Fuel Economy 22-mpg city, 34-mpg hwy
28-mpg city, 39-mpg hwy Max Fuel Economy 25-mpg city, 37-mpg hwy

2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Kia Optima Rear View

The critics say that midsize sedans are a dying vehicle. That they are being overrun by crossovers and compact cars, and that people simply don’t have a ton of use for them anymore. We have to ask these critics “Have you even seen the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima?” This vehicle isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it is in fact leading a sedan resurgence. But for the Optima to be successful, it’s going to have to outperform its competition. We see how it looks with our latest 2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion comparison.

One common theme that customers will notice in Kia comparisons, including this 2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion one, is that the Kia vehicle is offered at a lower starting MSRP. Now some might think this is because the Optima uses cheaper materials or isn’t worth as much as the Ford. We again have to argue that this price isn’t based on being cheap at all. It is Kia trying to give customers the opportunity to purchase upscale, luxury features at an affordable price, instead of making you pay an arm and a leg for them! The 2016 Kia Optima does this better than any other vehicle out there.

Better Options and More Room in the 2016 Kia Optima

In the table above, we wanted to give customers an idea of not only how the 2016 Kia Optima outperforms the 2016 Ford Fusion in power and fuel economy, but how the options that you have to choose from in the Optima are better than those in the Fusion. This isn’t just true for the options under the hood! When you look inside of the two vehicles, the 2016 Kia Optima offers great comfort features such as heated, ventilated seats, as well as leather and Nappa leather seat trim options and even a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The 2016 Fusion has great options, but they pale in comparison to the 2016 Optima.

Finally, one of the major goals of the 2016 Kia Optima’s redesign was to provide a roomier cabin for the driver and passengers. Kia has not only achieved this, but the Optima now provides more passenger volume than a number of its competitors, including the 2016 Ford Fusion. The Fusion offers 102.8 cubic-feet of passenger space, while the 2016 Optima has 104.8 cubic-feet. There is also more front head and leg room in the 2016 Optima.

If you have any additional questions regarding the 2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion comparison, please contact one of our Carolina Kia sales professionals today.

2016 Kia Optima Interior