Southern California Ford Dealers

Find Your Dealer

Get Your Free Quote

All fields required

2016 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Kia Optima

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Technical
Usability
2016 Kia Optima
2016 Ford Fusion
          The 2016 Ford Fusion: everything you want meets everything you need.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Fusion has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

If you're focused on fuel savings, the 2016 Ford Fusion2 is the clear winner, offering an impressive EPA estimated rating of 16 MPGs higher than 2016 Kia Optima3 in the city, and 2 more MPGs on the highway.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Kia Optima442epa estimated city mpg283412epa estimated highway mpg393

Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:

Picked up this car @ the end of May & have to say, so far, it has lived up to past reviews; it is a TERRIFIC car in all categories. The ride, build quality, comfort, tech features, etc. - it's all on point! The interior is VERY quiet & the sound system is like having the Boston Symphony Orchestra riding along with you. I have owned MANY cars thru the years & have to say that by far, this is the best sounding system I have EVER heard; figures, with 12 speakers! The features are all customizable & you can turn on / off, the things you don't need / use. The owner's manual is quite extensive, I use it as a reference, rather than read it in its entirety! Don't walk, RUN to your dealer & get one!
     -

Performance

The 2016 Ford Fusion's4 increased torque - 2704 lb.-ft. vs. 2605 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Kia Optima2704torque2605
1 Review

Technical

The 2016 Ford Fusion's6 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Kia Optimahas6all driven wheels

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 12 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2016 Ford Fusion2 will keep you on the road longer than the 2016 Kia Optima3.
No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2016 Ford Fusion's7 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2016 Ford Fusion7 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Kia Optima5882estimated combined tank range5763167storage volume1581127wheelbase1108
Vehicle comparison data provided by Chrome Data Solutions, LP. Copyright © 1998-2012 2013 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All rights reserved.

is the property of Chrome Data Solutions, LP, and may not be reproduced or distributed without their consent.
Edmunds.com Visitor Vehicle Ratings and Reviews are the property of Edmunds.com, and may not be reproduced or distributed without the consent of Edmunds.com. Edmunds® is a trademark of Edmunds.com, Inc. Edmunds.com, Inc. is not affiliated with this website or app.

1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2016 Ford Fusion 4dr Sdn S Hybrid FWD

3 - 2016 Kia Optima 4dr Sdn LX Turbo

4 - 2016 Ford Fusion 4dr Sdn SE FWD

5 - 2016 Kia Optima 4dr Sdn SX Turbo

6 - 2016 Ford Fusion 4dr Sdn SE AWD

7 - 2016 Ford Fusion 4dr Sdn S FWD

8 - 2016 Kia Optima 4dr Sdn LX