2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

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

There aren't many feelings quite like finding a vehicle that are convenient, affordable and extremely efficient. Since sedans are known to check all the boxes in those categories, not many sedan models are as popular as the exciting new Kia Optima and Ford Fusion vehicles. To help you decide which sedan is right for you, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2018 Kia Optima vs the 2018 Ford Fusion.

With many vehicles out there, there is often a trade-off when it comes to fuel efficiency and power. However, taking a look at the new Optima, the sedan excels in both. The Optima comes standard with a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that offers 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, and also provides an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Ford Fusion

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

Technology in the 2018 Kia Optima

Technology is more and more becoming integrated in the newest vehicles, and in 2018, new technologies are just one of the reasons that the new Kia Optima stands out. On the safety side of things, the 2018 Optima comes standard with driver assistive features such as Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Rear Parking Assist System, along with plenty more offered through Kia Drive Wise. For entertainment on the road, the Optima also offers a 7-inch Touch-Screen Display infotainment system that offers free UVO eServices, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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 Airport Kia of Naples. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Optima model today by visiting our dealership today or scheduling a test drive online.