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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. 2014 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Hybrid than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Convenience
The Ford Fusion Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Optima, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). Whether you pick the Ford Fusion Hybrid or the Kia Optima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a little wider than the Kia Optima, 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 Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fusion Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Kia Optima, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Kia Optima. The Ford Fusion Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Optima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2014 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,270 - $32,600
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2014 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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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: 47 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 47 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,497 - $30,074 $20,579 - $32,963

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