2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 kia optima vs 2018 ford fusion

Nowadays, drivers and customers have more information at their disposal about available car models than ever before. You'd think that this would make the car-buying process easier, but in many ways, it's made it more difficult! With so many options, each with so much information to analyze in order to make an informed decision, it can all seem overwhelming! That's why we're here to help!

We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular car models in the most competitive segments stack up directly against one another. For many, looking at model information side-by-side helps cut down on confusion. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Ford Fusion, two of the most popular sedans available today. Let's see which model comes out on top!

View Our 2018 Kia Optima Inventory

2018 Kia Optima
2018 Ford Fusion
29 MPG Fuel Economy 25 MPG
185 HP Horsepower 175 HP
105 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 103 Cubic Feet
15.9 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 16.0 Cubic Feet

Test Drive the 2018 Kia Optima at Citrus Kia in Crystal River, Florida, Today!

As you can see when you look at the key model information for the Kia Optima and 2018 Ford Fusion that there's a reason why both are so popular among drivers! Both car models offer impressive efficiency to go along with solid performance and ample interior space for both passengers and cargo. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the Kia Optima edges out its Ford competitor.

Normally, for a sedan to get such great efficiency like the Kia Optima, it means sacrificing in other areas like performance and interior space. But, as you can see, not only does the Kia Optima have a better fuel economy than the Ford Fusion, but it also does it while still outperforming the Fusion and offering more space! Truly a best of both worlds for drivers!

Of course, all those great specifications and measurements don't matter much if the Kia Optima isn't also safe. Because, if a vehicle isn't safe, why would you buy it? That's why the Kia Optima also comes with numerous advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies that combine to make the driving experience safer than ever. Available features include:

  • Blind Spot Detection 

  • Lane Change Assist 

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking 

  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control 

  • Forward Collision Warning System 

  • Lane Departure Warning System 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia in Crystal River, Florida, for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


red 2018 kia optima driving on country road
rear view of red 2018 kia optima driving on rocky road
front interior of 2018 kia optima including steering wheel and infotainment interface
rear seats of 2018 kia optima