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2018 Kia Optima

2018 Kia Optima

2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

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For commuters and families in Los Angeles, the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Ford Fusion are two smart midsize car options. But the 2018 Kia Optima wins out in standard engine performance, available fuel economy, and standard cabin features. Find out more below, and then make the trip to Kia of Cerritos to test drive and finance the new Kia Optima.

Standard Performance

The 2018 Kia Optima comes with a more powerful standard engine than the 2018 Ford Fusion:

  • Kia Optima Base Engine – The base engine on the 2018 Kia Optima is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque.
  • Ford Fusion Base Engine – The 2018 Fusion’s 2.5L 4-cylinder base engine only generates 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Kia Optima front


Available Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is vital while driving through Orange County and Southgate. Fortunately, the Optima gets better available fuel economy than the Fusion:

  • Kia Optima Max MPG – Opt for an available turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine to get up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city.
  • Ford Fusion Max MPG – The Fusion is unable to surpass 34 mpg highway and 23 mpg city, according to EPA estimates.

Standard Features

While both of these midsize sedans come standard with a rearview camera, cruise control, Bluetooth®, and voice controls, there are a number of areas where the Kia Optima interior beats the Ford Fusion interior:

2018 Kia Optima in red

2018 Kia Optima Features

2018 Ford Fusion Features

7-inch Uvo touchscreen interface

Standard Display

4.2-inch display screen

Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™


SiriusXM® Satellite Radio


Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


Test Drive the Kia Optima at Kia of Cerritos

Looking for a new Kia near Garden Grove? Then come to Kia of Cerritos right now! Check out our lineup of high-tech new Kia Optimas, as well as our impressive selection of new vehicle specials. Before you come in, value your trade-in vehicle online.

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