World Car Kia New Braunfels Smart Search Icon

2018 Kia Optima LX vs 2018 Ford Fusion S


The Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion are very similar in their passenger space but the Kia Optima wins the category of space and comfort by a slight margin.


Another topic that is important to consider for a new vehicle, is the fuel economy. The Kia Optima LX far exceeds the Ford Fusion S across the board in mpg in city/highway/combined and total fuel capacity.


Cost, is most likely one of the biggest factors of any car purchase. Taking a look at the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) shows the Ford Fusion is just a little less than the Kia Optima, that is until you factor in the destination charge.

Dimensions, Drivetrain and Performance, Handling, Utility and Warranty.

The dimensions of the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion are pretty evenly matched as well as their drivetrain and performance but the Kia Optima has a slight upper hand. Although, the Kia Optima offers better warranty options except, when it comes to Anti-Corrosion. Kia offers a 100,000 mile Anti Corrosion warranty. Ford offers the same warranty for an unlimited amount of miles.

Safety & Ratings.

The Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion are actually about equal with each other. Both have 5 star crash test ratings and many similar things come standard. However, the Kia Optima scored a 4 star rating for passenger crash tests, while the Ford Fusion scored 3 star. Also, Front Active Headrests is available for the Ford Fusion S.


The Kia Optima LX has a 2.4L I4 Engine. The Ford Fusion has a 2.5L I4 engine. They’re both pretty at similar regards for performance.


So you decide, lower cost, better mileage, better warranty, safer vehicle? The choice is so obvious, The Kia Optima wins this match!


We have a large inventory & assortment of New Kia Optima's & Used Kia Optima's at World Car Kia New Braunfels, TX, 78132. Remember, All New Kia Vehicles Purchased at World Car Kia come with a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty & Lifetime 24/7 Roadside Assistance at NO Additional Charge. When you have questions, we will have the answers!