Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Kia Optima Hybrid. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fusion.
With the Kia Optima Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Fusion is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.
The Ford Fusion is a little wider than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima Hybrid.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Fusion does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Optima Hybrid.
The Ford Fusion has a larger turning radius than the Kia Optima Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Optima Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Fusion will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima Hybrid.
Compare the 2014 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid.
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MSRP*: $21,970 - $32,600
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MSRP*: $25,900 - $31,950
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||--|
|City MPG:||22||35 - 36|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 34||39 - 40|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,488 - $30,074||$24,210 - $29,555|
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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.