2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

Each year the newest model of the Kia Optima arrives at the Spitzer Cleveland Kia showroom, customers and our staff are equally impressed. Even a high-altitude comparison of the 2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Ford Fusion shows just how far much Kia has improved its midsize sedan for the current model year. The 2018 edition of the Kia Optima benefits from a more streamlined array of trim grade options. Additionally, all four trims grades of the 2018 Optima will have a large and responsive touchscreen interface to control the sedan's infotainment system which also happens to compatible with today's most popular smartphone applications. The 2018 Kia Optima is currently available at Spitzer Kia Cleveland. Anyone who would like to schedule a test drive with Spitzer Kia Cleveland today can do so by calling, 855-814-4700.

One of the most important advantages the 2018 Kia Optima holds over the 2018 Ford Fusion is a lower starting price from the manufacturer. Even with a difference of a few thousand dollars, the 2018 Optima makes a strong case to help buyers understand that it's one of the best-equipped vehicles in its class. Comparing the entry-level trims of both sedans shows that each one makes a few of the same features available. However, the 2018 Optima has more high-tech features available across the board. The base LX trim is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple- and Android-based applications. The Fusion doesn't make this available until further up its trim ladder. Additionally, the 2018 Optima also has a new sport-themed trim available which can rival many of the packages found with the 2018 Fusion.


2018 Kia Optima


2018 Ford Fusion

2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
185/178 Horsepower/Torque 175/175
595 miles Total Range 540 miles
54.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 52.6 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Both the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Ford Fusion use similar four-cylinder engines. However, the new Optima has a bit more performance on hand. The 2018 Optima makes 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque while attached to the standard six-speed automatic transmission. On the other side of the equation is the 2018 Fusion producing 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Fusion also uses a six-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. Buyers interested in the 2018 Kia Optima can also choose to have a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder or turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine equipped, depending on which trim grade they choose.



A look inside of the 2018 Kia Optima and all of the technology that is available.
An interior photo of the 2018 Kia Optima and how passenger space is in the back seat.
A close up photo of a smartphone sitting in a tray inside of the 2018 Optima.
Another close up photo of a smartphone plugged into the 2018 Optima.