The 2018 ford fusion vs the 2018 kia optima

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Old Henry Ford would have been very proud of the 2018 Ford Fusion. It's elegant, roomy, comfortable, convenient, reliable, inexpensive and fun. And, that's just the base model. With six available engines and five trims, you can build your Fusion to be anything, from barest simplicity to luxurious refinement. Can the Optima say that?

Read on to compare the 2018 Ford Fusion to the 2018 Kia Optima and discover why more drivers choose Ford. Then test-drive it at Ford of Port Richey in Port Richey today!

Performance And Engine

When you are in the market for a mid-size family sedan, there are many factors you look at; for example, safety, comfort, cargo space and the like. But, you also want a sedan that can respond for those moments when speed and force are needed. The 2018 Ford Fusion will not let you down. With a maximum torque of 350 lb-ft and an output of up to 325 HP, Ford leaves the Optima sucking up its dust with its pitiful 260 lb-ft torque and 245 HP.

Another factor you take into consideration is fuel economy. The Fusion's 17.5-gallon fuel tank will give Florida drivers an EPA-estimated 23 MPG City and 34 MPG Highway. But, most importantly, the one aspect every driver looks at first is the price. Ford edges Optima in this department as well, with a starting price of $22,215.

Other features the Fusion has that the Optima doesn't have are:

  • 10 color options
  • 2 hybrid engines to choose from
  • Standard adaptive headlights

Interior Advanced Technology

Both the Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima can seat 5 passengers, but the Fusion offers more legroom. Also, both are similar regarding trunk room. However, the Fusion edges the Optima with 16 cubic feet of space.

With the advent of technology these days, most vehicles offer plenty of connectivity and technological options and standard equipment. The 2018 Ford Fusion comes standard with SYNC 3,® which includes smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® giving you access to voice-activated controls for hands-free phone calls, streaming music and much more.

So, what's a car manufacturer to do to stand out above the rest? Improve the cabin, that's what. The 2018 Ford Fusion has an upscale cabin with a luxurious feel. It has soft-touch surfaces that set it apart from the budget-focused Optima. Additionally, the top-of-the-line Platinum trim comes with premium leather and other high-end accents, which is comparable to luxury cars.

In its review of the 2018 Ford Fusion, Edmunds said, "The Fusion is in a highly competitive class of midsize sedans, but it continues to impress us with its comfortable interior, user-friendly tech and great driving dynamics." Additionally, in its review, Edmunds gave the Fusion 4 stars out of 5, compared to the Optima's 3.5 stars.

Top Safety Features

Just as infotainment technology has gotten more and more advanced, safety features followed the trend. For this reason, the 2018 Ford Fusion offers a long list of intelligent driver-assist features to keep you and your passengers out of harm's way. These technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-Keeping System and Blind Spot Information System® constantly monitor traffic around you and remain ready to react if a collision becomes imminent.

In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the 2018 Ford Fusion as Good (top rank) in its 5 categories for automobile safety, and the Fusion received a Superior rating in Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

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Now that you've read why the 2018 Ford Fusion is the perfect mid-size family sedan for the highways and byways of Florida and beyond, stop by Ford of Port Richey and test-drive one, today.

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