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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
MSRP
$25,700
Invoice
$24,030
Average Price Paid
$24,726
3,869 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
MSRP
$37,370
Invoice
$35,315
Average Price Paid
$35,303
117 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
Fair Price
$25,660
Good Price
$23,874
Great Price
$22,852
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
Fair Price
$36,107
Good Price
$34,010
Great Price
$32,810

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,930
55 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,504
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Optima has been a player in the midsize sedan class since 2001, but only in the past few years has it become a force to be reckoned with. Kia has been working to keep the Optim...

2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
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.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
35
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."
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Handling Ranked 2018 Ford Focus SE worse.
"Larger snd more driving modes such as Comfort, or Sports Mode"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Ford Focus SE worse.
"Yes, more room in the cabin as well as the trunk."

Specs

2018 Kia Optima
EX
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
43 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
12.3:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.82 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard 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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard 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

2018 Kia Optima
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid Platinum

Exterior Colors

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

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