2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion

White 2020 Kia Optima, VS icon, and white 2020 Ford Fusion

Do you want to buy a midsize sedan? The 2020 Kia Optima is an outstanding choice, with its roomy and refined interior, a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency, a stylish design, a wide array of premium features, and generous warranty coverage. In this 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion comparison, we show how the new Optima outshines the midsize sedan competition.

On the performance front, the base-level 2.4-liter I-4 engine in the Optima generates 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The base-level 2.5-liter I-4 engine in the Fusion manages just 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. With a tighter turning circle (35.8’ vs 37.5’), the Optima is nimbler and more maneuverable than the Fusion. Also, the Optima is the more efficient choice, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 27 city/37 hwy mpg, compared to only 23 city/34 hwy mpg for the Fusion.

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2020 Kia Optima VS 2020 Ford Fusion
185-hp/178 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine) 175-hp/175 lb-ft
27 city/37 hwy mpg EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 23 city/34 hwy mpg
Available Hands-Free Feature for Opening the Trunk No
5-years/60,000-miles Basic; 10-years/100,000-miles Powertrain Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain

Advantages of the 2020 Kia Optima over the 2020 Ford Fusion

The Optima offers plenty of space for passengers, with a total passenger volume of 104.8 cu-ft, compared to 102.8 cu-ft for the Fusion. Loading up your storage items in Optima is made easy with the available Smart Trunk feature, in which you can open the trunk by briefly standing behind the rear bumper. The Fusion doesn’t offer a similar feature.

Another advantage of the Optima is its generous warranty coverage. It has the backing of a 5-years/60,000-miles basic warranty and a 10-years/100,000-miles powertrain warranty. The Fusion only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

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Side view of white 2020 Kia Optima
Dark grey dashboard and dark grey and red front seats in 2020 Kia Optima
Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2020 Kia Optima
Engine in 2020 Kia Optima