2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion

White 2020 Kia Optima and silver 2020 Ford Fusion

The 2020 Kia Optima delivers more than just good looks. This Kia mid-size sedan showcases the best of the best from Kia, including sophisticated styling, advanced safety features, and daring performance capabilities. The Optima always has its sails set high, aiming to dominate among its class, and in 2020 it has.

In this 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion comparison we are going to look at two brand-leading vehicles. How do they compare? Let’s find out! Keep reading to learn more about the 2020 Optima or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Optima models at Friendly Kia.

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Ford Fusion

3 Number of Engine Options 3
Available Hybrid Model Options Available
13.4 cubic feet - 15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 8.2 cubic feet – 16 cubic feet
8-inch touchscreen Infotainment Center 4.2-inch LCD Screen
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Available
10 years/100,000 miles Engine Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$23,390 Starting MSRP $23,170

2020 Kia Optima Offers a Balanced Blend of Style and Functionality

The 2020 Kia Optima lineup includes the LX, S, Special Edition, EX, EX Premium, and SX trim grades, along with hybrid and PHEV models. Beneath the hoods of the Optima LX, S, and Special Edition is a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic® Sports Shifter. Powered by this base engine these Optima models pump out 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque on the road. The Optima EX and EX Premium step up their game a notch, delivering 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque with their 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine paired to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. The elite Optima SX delivers a heart-pounding 245 horsepower on the road thanks to the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo powerhouse engine beneath its hood. The competing 2020 Ford Fusion also offers three engine options and comes fitted with a standard 1.5-liter Ti-VCT I-4 engine with 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque on tap.

Inside the 2020 Kia Optima drivers are surrounded by a 6-speaker audio system that is connected to the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center. With standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ drivers are able to listen to all of their favorite playlists and podcasts behind the wheel whenever they want.

The 2020 Kia Optima has been rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. The Optima comes standard with a full range of safety features including Auto Emergency Braking and Warning, Blind Spot Detection Technology, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Driver Attention Warning, and adds even more systems on higher trim grades.

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Optima, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.