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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Optima Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fusion. 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 Hybrid and the Ford Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima Hybrid is a little narrower than the Ford Fusion, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Fusion.

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

Handling
The Kia Optima Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. 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 Kia Optima Hybrid and the Ford Fusion. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Fusion, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima Hybrid than that of the Ford Fusion.

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2016 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $32,195

2017 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,610 - $38,620
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% --
City MPG: 35 - 36 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,350 - $29,856 $21,592 - $36,496

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.