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2018 KIA Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion | Southfield MI

2018 KIA Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion | Southfield MI
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2018 KIA Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

The 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Ford Fusion are two capable mid-sized sedans that offer a performance, comfort and versatility. However, which one of these sedans is best for you in Southfield Michigan? To help you decide, we have set up a comparison review of both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion in categories important to perspective buyers. The first category will look at the trims and features. The next category will look at the performance numbers. Finally, we’ll compare the safety features of both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion. This review is brought to you by Glassman Auto Group – serving Detroit Southfield Troy, we aim to help you find the best vehicle for your money.

Southfield MI - 2018 KIA Optima's Overview

KIA Optima vs Ford Fusion: Features and Trims

The Kia Optima is offered in 5 trims. The standard features of the entry level LX trim are featured below.

  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS)
  • UVO with 7″ Touch-Screen Display w/ Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • Power adjustable outside mirrors
  • Auto light control
  • Rear camera capability
Southfield MI - 2018 KIA Optima's Exterior

Available options on the Kia Optima are featured below.

  • Door handle pocket lights
  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade
  • Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning system

The Ford Fusion is offered in 5 trims for its conventional sedan, 4 trims for its hybrid sedan and 3 trims for its Energi plug-in hybrid line. The standard features of the entry level Fusion S includes the following listed below.

  • 6-way manual driver’s seat
  • Manual climate control
  • AM/FM Stereo with CD Player, MP3 Capability, Four Speakers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Southfield MI - 2018 KIA Optima's Interior

Available options on the Ford Fusion include the following listed below.

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electronic power assisted steering
  • LED signature lighting
  • 10-way power drivers seat controls
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control

Overall, both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion have a vast array of standard and available options. However, the quality of standard features on the Optima really shows one of the reasons why the Kia is better when it comes to value for the price of an entry level sedan.

Southfield MI - 2018 KIA Optima's Engine

Optima vs Fusion: Performance

The Kia Optima offers a standard 2.4 liter dual overhead cam 16-vale inline-4 cylinder engine with 185 horsepower that rates 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. There is also an optional 1.6 liter dual overhead cam inline-4 cylinder engine with a turbocharger offering 178 horsepower. At the top end of the line is a 2.0 liter dual overhead cam 16-valve inline-4 cylinder engine with a turbocharger offering 245 horsepower. The top of the line 2.0 liter engine can propel the Kia Optima from 0 to 60 miles an hour in 6.8 seconds. The Ford Fusion comes standard with a 2.5 liter Duratec engine that offers 175 horsepower and rates 23 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. Available engines on the Fusion include 1.5 liter Econboost engine offering 181 horsepower and a 2.7 Ecoboost engine offering 325 horsepower. The 2.7 Ecoboost engine can propel the Fusion from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds. While both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion offer a variety of engine choices, the Kia Optima offers better fuel efficiency on its standard engine.

Optima vs Fusion: Safety

According to the Insurance Institute of America, the Kia Optima is a top safety pick with a superior rating in front crash prevention. The Kia Optima also received the highest possible rating in driver’s side and passenger’s side crash tests. The Ford Fusion also received a top safety pick with a superior rating in front crash prevention. The Fusion also received the highest possible rating in front and passenger side crash tests. Overall, both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion are among the safest mid-sized sedans on the market.

Conclusion

After reviewing the features, performance the safety of both vehicles, the Kia Optima comes out ahead when it comes to the quality of standard features and fuel efficiency. It’s one of the reasons why Kia is better than just about any mid-sized sedan on the market. However, you should be the ultimate judge. That’s why we at Glassman Auto Group invite you to test drive both the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion. In one afternoon test drive, you’ll see for yourself why Kia is better. Call one of our specialists today to arrange a head-to-head test drive today. Serving Detroit Southfield Troy, Glassman Auto Group is the top seller of Kia vehicles in Southfield Michigan.


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