2018 Ford Fusion vs Kia Optima

When you're in the market for a new sedan, there are many things for you to consider including interior, technology and safety. Drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia and Warminster have recently grown fond of the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima because they offer all of these features and more.

Finding out which one is best suited for your needs is easy with the help of this detailed comparison. Learn how these two vehicles stack up against each other, and find out which one is best for you.

Fusion vs Optima: Interior

Both the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima offer enough space for passengers as well as cargo. In either model, you'll have five spacious seats and rear passengers in each vehicle will have 37.8 inches of head room.

The Fusion, however, gives rear seat passengers a bit more legroom. Tall riders will have a roomy 38.3 inches of legroom in the rear seats of the Fusion while they'll have to settle for 35.6 inches of rear leg room in the Optima.

The Fusion also has a slight advantage with its 16 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk. This gives you a bit more packing room than the Optima's 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space.

Fusion vs Optima: Technology

The 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima both provide a standard sophisticated infotainment system. These systems feature a touchscreen display and a variety of media capabilities. Both sedans feature an AM/FM radio, CD player, Bluetooth® connectability for hands-free phone calling and wireless audio streaming and available satellite radio.

The Fusion's SYNC® system, in particular, takes technology a step further with enhanced voice recognition. This feature lets you access your media with your voice while you keep your hands firmly on the wheel. Unfortunately, voice command recognition does not come standard in the Optima - you'll have to upgrade to one of the top two trim levels to access this capability.

Fusion vs Optima: Safety

When it comes to keeping you and your passengers safe during a collision, you need a vehicle that offers the best possible safety features. In both the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima, you'll have a standard advanced airbag system to rely on. These systems smartly adjust the inflation pressure of the airbags to compensate for the force of impact.

One feature you'll miss out on in the Optima is the Fusion's MyKey® feature which can help you teach your teen or another new driver about safe driving practices. This programmable key lets you limit the maximum speed and audio levels, even cutting out the audio entertainment until everyone onboard is buckled in.

2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Kia Optima: The Verdict

This comparison showed off some of the best features the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima have to offer, but the Fusion tends to offer more. Come down to Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown today to see what else this capable sedan has to offer. Drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia and Warminster can call us today to schedule a test drive!

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