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2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Ford Fusion driving on a city street vs 2018 Kia Optima driving around a gray background

Shopping for a new sedan can be a tricky task to undertake, especially if you don't know what you're looking for. In most cases, you'll want to find a vehicle that has everything you need from a vehicle and some extra features. While it used to be that adding features like Bluetooth streaming and rearview cameras where a substantial extra cost, they are often now included as standard features. This can make it difficult to compare two vehicles, like the 2018 Ford Fusion vs the 2018 Kia Optima, as both vehicles have similar extra features. However, there are still some instances where two models will greatly vary.

2018 Ford Fusion


2018 Kia Optima

Four Engine Options Three
325 horsepower Maximum Horsepower 245 horsepower
16 cubic feet Cargo Volume 15.9 cubic feet
44.3/38.3 inches Legroom (First/Second Row) 45.5/35.6 inches

2018 Ford Fusion Advantages

For most drivers, when they are looking for a new sedan they aren't always seeking a high-performance vehicle. However, if you want to make sure that your vehicle is able to overtake anything on the road, the 2018 Ford Fusion provides four high-powered engine options, including the ultra-powerful 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine that provides 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Kia Optima as has some high-power options, but it tops out at 245 horsepower on the 2.0L four-cylinder engine with Turbocharger. Some of the three engine options on the 2018 Kia are more powerful than the options on the 2018 Ford Fusion, like the standard 2.4L four-cylinder. However, on the Ford Fusion, whether you opt for the 2.5L four-cylinder, 1.5L EcoBoost four-cylinder, 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder or the massively powerful 2.7L EcoBoost V6, you'll be enjoying a vehicle that is able to be equipped with All-Wheel Drive.

Regardless of the bells and whistles, it is likely that when you're looking for a sedan, you want a vehicle that can help you transport people and cargo without being as bulky as an SUV. If that is the case, you're in luck, as the 2018 Ford Fusion has a spacious trunk that can accommodate up to 16 cubic feet of cargo volume. In the 2018 Kia Optima, there is slightly less space, only 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. While it may not seem like much, that could be the difference in not being able to completely close the trunk door. While it is important to consider cargo space, you'll likely want to make sure that your passengers are comfortable, no matter where they are sitting. In the front row, the 2018 Kia Optima squeaks out ahead with 45.5 inches of legroom against the 2018 Ford Fusion's 44.3 inches. However, in the rear, the Ford Fusion overtakes the 35.6 inches of legroom in the Kia Optima by almost three inches with 38.3 inches of second-row legroom. If you'd like to take a look at the spacious and powerful 2018 Ford Fusion, visit Crossroads Ford Lincoln in Frankfort, KY to schedule a test drive.

Red 2018 Ford Fusion driving on a city street

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