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2015 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2015 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 Mazda Mazda6 than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda6 as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mazda Mazda6 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda6 and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda6 has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6 and the Kia Optima. The Mazda Mazda6 has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda6 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2015 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 26 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 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
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,235 - $28,235 $20,715 - $33,140

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