2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Red 2018 Kia Optima and blue 2018 Ford Fusion side by side

Sedans are some of the most popular vehicles among drivers for many reasons. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult for consumers to find one that checks all the boxes for what they need. In order to help drivers conduct research on some of the models they're interested in, we wanted to take a look at some of the differences between the 2018 Kia Optima vs the 2018 Ford Fusion.

Sometimes when buying a new sedan, customers have to choose to have a stronger fuel economy or more horsepower. However, drivers get the best of both worlds with the new Optima. In fact, the 2018 Kia Optima offers an impressive fuel efficiency rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg. With its standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine, the Optima can generate 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. However, drivers can also upgrade to the available 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine that offers 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Ford Fusion

29 Combined MPG 25
185 Starting Horsepower 175
2 Front LCD Screens 1
105 cu.ft Passenger Volume 103 cu.ft

Kia Drive Wise Technologies in the 2018 Kia Optima

To complement its performance, the 2018 Kia Optima is also one of the safest sedans on the road. While every new Optima is equipped with standard features such as Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist, there are even more technologies available with the Kia Drive Wise suite of safety technologies. Some of these convenient features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, the Forward Collision Warning System, as well as the Lane Departure Warning System.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2018 Kia Optima vs the 2018 Ford Fusion, be sure to contact us at Mike Murphy Kia. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Optima today by visiting our dealership in Brunswick, GA.