Midsize sedan shoppers, rejoice: We have two prime models for you to compare to make your shopping easier, the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Ford Fusion. While both come with engine power as high as 245 horsepower in standard trims, and both are fast-selling models in this class, the 2018 Optima stands apart from the Fusion and the rest of the pack. Let’s see why.
The Optima has a sporty European-styled design that is striking and bold, even as it shows off its playful side with the Kia-exclusive “Tiger Nose” front grille. And it comes at a fantastic price at Friendly Kia, starting at around $17,500 with our available VIP Price at our Tampa-area dealership. The 2018 Fusion has more of the typical sedan look, with the standard bulky Ford front grille, and its suggested retail price is north of $22,000 MSRP.
2018 Kia Optima
2018 Ford Fusion
|$17,530 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$22,210 MSRP|
|25, 36||Base MPG (city, highway)||21, 32|
|104.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||102.8|
|Yes||2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
Both of these vehicles come with features like available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones, but the 2018 Kia Optima has more size on the inside, with 104.8 cubic feet for passengers, for a more luxurious ride, than the 2018 Fusion’s 102.8 cubic feet of passenger room. And the 2018 Optima gets better base fuel economy, with a starting mpg of 25 city and 36 highway, while the 2018 Fusion lumbers on with a base of 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, costing you even more money, long-term.
If you want the midsize sedan with superior style, fuel economy and size, plus longer warranty parts coverage with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain, then the 2018 Kia Optima is a perfect fit for you. Come visit us for a test drive or for additional information at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.
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