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2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda6 Review

New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda6

2020 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*
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$23,390 to $32,190
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$24,100 to $35,400
Invoice* $22,572 to $30,903 $22,880 to $33,420
MPG - City 21 - 27 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 37 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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, 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.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda6, 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 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 and the Mazda Mazda6. The Kia Optima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda6.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Mazda Mazda6.