Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Kia Optima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Mazda Mazda6, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Kia Optima is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda6. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.
The Kia Optima is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda6. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Optima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda6.
The Kia Optima has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda6, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 Kia Optima and the Mazda Mazda6. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Optima as you will in the Mazda Mazda6.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Mazda Mazda6.
Compare the 2014 Kia Optima and the 2015 Mazda Mazda6.
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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.05%|
|City MPG:||20 - 23||25 - 26|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 34||37 - 38|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,579 - $32,963||$20,225 - $28,225|
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