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2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Kia Optima

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2018 Kia Optima
2018 Ford Fusion
          The 2018 Ford Fusion: the more you look, the more innovation you see.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Fusion has been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1

Features

A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2018 Ford Fusion2. Want it on the 2018 Kia Optima3? You'll have to pay extra.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optimastandard2PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEMoptional3

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Fusion4, boasting 80 more horses and 37 more horses per ton than the 2018 Kia Optima5.
The 2018 Ford Fusion's4 increased torque - 3504 lb.-ft. vs. 2605 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optima3254HORSEPOWER24551774HORSEPOWER PER TON14053504TORQUE2605

Safety

If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2018 Ford Fusion6, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2018 Kia Optima3, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optimastandard6LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEMoptional3

Technical

The 2018 Ford Fusion's7 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optimahas7ALL DRIVEN WHEELS-

Usability

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2018 Ford Fusion's8 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 2018 Ford Fusion8 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optima168STORAGE VOLUME1591128WHEELBASE1109

Pricing

With an MSRP of $380 less than the 2018 Kia Optima9, the 2018 Ford Fusion8 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the Fusion's gas tank quite a few times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks.10
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Kia Optima$22,1208MSRP$22,5009
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings.

2 - 2018 Ford Fusion Titanium FWD

3 - 2018 Kia Optima EX Auto

4 - 2018 Ford Fusion Sport AWD

5 - 2018 Kia Optima SX Auto

6 - 2018 Ford Fusion Platinum FWD

7 - 2018 Ford Fusion SE AWD

8 - 2018 Ford Fusion S FWD

9 - 2018 Kia Optima LX Auto

10 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.