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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
MSRP
$26,340
Invoice
$24,891
Average Price Paid
$24,748
2,940 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
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2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,809
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,259
199 listings nationwide
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18 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Want a basic but stylish car? How about a hybrid, or even a plug-in hybrid? What about an undeniably luxurious sedan, or a genuine sports sedan? The 2018 Ford Fusion lineup has them al...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
writes:
Nice looking good handling vehicle. Would not buy without 2.0 engine. 1.5 suffers turbo lag and actually gets ...
10
writes:
I love the gas mileage and the smoothe ride and road control
55
writes:
What an awesome car! With 325 hp, this car is an absolute must drive if your looking for a family sedan with a...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport worse.
"Its a close call in my opinion, but Im giving it to the ford for the aggressive front end and quad exhaust tips."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport better.
"More interior room and very comfortable seating position."

Specs

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
43 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
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Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12.3:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 44.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 38.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 12 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 191.8 in
Width 73.2 in 83.5 in
Height 57.7 in 58 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Fusion SE Hybrid Luxury Driver Assist Package
  • Fusion SE Hybrid Technology Package
  • Equipment Group 601A
  • Equipment Group 602A
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 18" Machine-Face Aluminum

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