Kia Optima vs Mazda MAZDA6 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,964
1 listings nationwide

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2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
MSRP
$29,800
Invoice
$28,136
Average Price Paid
$27,590
180 listings nationwide

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,521
Good Price
$25,301
Great Price
$24,603
2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
Fair Price
$28,046
Good Price
$27,034
Great Price
$26,456

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,718
15 listings nationwide

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2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,465
26 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda6 competes in the midsize family sedan category, along with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and Ki...

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "
2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
10
Britny writes:
Could not comfortably sit in passenger seat with a care seat behind. 30k for a new one over priced without any...
Power Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Acceleration is much quicker. Power stays consistent and price doesn’t change much for turbo option. "
Handling Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Very fight and smooth "
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Sleek and classy with some sport edge to it"
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Premium leather, 3 memory settings, memory seat heaters in the Volvo "
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
" Can easily fit a convertible car seat, teenager and middle school child without loosing your trunk space and the car is still compact (no boats here) "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Trunk space is utilized better "
Family Car Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Interior space is well chosen without giving up exterior looks or function "
Value Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Premier fully loaded with all options in Volvo for sale price as (lower class) Mazda. Why would I pay more money for a ‘cheaper’ car??"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"More bang for the buck by far! "
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GuruP9PY5 writes:
I bought the Mazda

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 16.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 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 Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 14.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 192.7 in
Width 73.2 in 82.3 in
Height 57.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint Charge

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