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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Mazda Mazda6 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda6, 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). The Kia Optima Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima Hybrid is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda6. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Optima Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda6.

Handling
The Kia Optima Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda6, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Optima Hybrid has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda6. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Mazda Mazda6.

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2013 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,900 - $31,950
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2015 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895
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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: 35 - 36 25 - 26
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 37 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,210 - $29,555 $20,225 - $28,225

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