In comparing the 2019 Ford Fusion's and the 2019 Kia Optima's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the area of reliability. The 2019 Kia Optima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Ford Fusion's and the 2019 Kia Optima's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Optima is a better car than the 2019 Ford Fusion.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Kia Optima Pricing
A used 2019 Ford Fusion ranges from $14,678 to $23,740 while a used 2019 Kia Optima is priced between $13,899 to $23,869.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Kia Optima Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the 2019 Kia Optima loses 43.2 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Kia Optima retains 6.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Ford Fusion.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Kia Optima Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Kia Optima's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Kia Optima being ranked 5 out of 13.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Kia Optima Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Kia Optima the reliability rating is 7.7 out of 10. This gives the Ford Fusion a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Optima.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the 2019 Kia Optima base engine makes 185 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Optima is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 611 miles. This gives the 2019 Kia Optima the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Ford Fusion. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2019 Kia Optima has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room and front leg room. The 2019 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of rear shoulder room, rear leg room and cargo space. The 2019 Ford Fusion and 2019 Kia Optima are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Kia Optima have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.