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2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Kia Optima

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
2017 Kia Optima
2017 Ford Fusion
          Stand out, by design, in the 2017 Ford Fusion.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 15 more MPGs between the 2017 Ford Fusion2 and the 2017 Kia Optima3 in the city and the 5 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Kia Optima432epa estimated city mpg283412epa estimated highway mpg364

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Fusion5, boasting 80 more horses and 37 more horses per ton than the 2017 Kia Optima6.
The 2017 Ford Fusion's5 increased torque - 3505 lb.-ft. vs. 2606 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Kia Optima3255horsepower24561775horsepower per ton14063505torque2606

Safety

The 2017 Ford Fusion's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating7.

Technical

The 2017 Ford Fusion's8 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Kia Optimahas8all driven wheels-

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 66 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Ford Fusion2 will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Kia Optima4.
No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2017 Ford Fusion's9 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 2017 Ford Fusion9 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Kia Optima5882estimated combined tank range5224169storage volume1541129wheelbase1104
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

2 - 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid S FWD

3 - 2017 Kia Optima LX 1.6T DCT

4 - 2017 Kia Optima LX Auto

5 - 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD

6 - 2017 Kia Optima SX Auto

7 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

8 - 2017 Ford Fusion SE AWD

9 - 2017 Ford Fusion S FWD