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2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion

There are a number of excellent midsize sedans on the market today. One of the better options available is the 2020 Kia Optima. A big reason why customers love the 2020 Optima is the excellent combination of performance output and fuel economy that its base engine offers. However, the 2020 Kia Optima also offers two additional turbo engine options as well! Customers can explore all three of the 2020 Kia Optima engines right here at Auffenberg Kia in Cape Girardeau, MO today!

You might be surprised to learn that the 2020 Kia Optima is not the only midsize sedan on the market that offers two turbo engines in addition to its base engine option. The 2020 Ford Fusion is another such sedan model that features three engine options for customers to explore. The three engine options for both 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Ford Fusion match up pretty evenly against one another as well! Let’s take a closer look at how the two models compare, specifically in engine performance, together!

Turbo Engine Comparison

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Ford Fusion

1.6L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4 Turbo Engines 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4
178 Horsepower 245 Horsepower Engine Power 181 Horsepower 245 Horsepower
195 Pound-Feet 260 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 185 Pound-Feet 275 Pound-Feet
27 MPG / 37 MPG 21 MPG / 30 MPG Fuel Economy 23 MPG / 34 MPG 21 MPG / 25 MPG


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The table above shows how the two turbo engines that the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Ford Fusion offer stack up against one another. As you can see, both models’ engine options are very evenly matched. Overall, it appears the 2020 Optima engines have the advantage as they offer similar performance output as the 2020 Fusion engines but offer much better fuel economy ratings. The case appears to be the same for each model’s base engine options also as you can see in the following table.

Base Engine Comparison

2020 Optima


2020 Fusion

2.4L I-4 Engine Base Engine 2.5L I-4 Engine
185 Horsepower Engine Power 175 Horsepower
178 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 175 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 35 MPG Fuel Economy 21 MPG / 31 MPG


It also happens that the driver assistance and other advanced technology features of the 2020 Kia Optima seem to have the advantage over similar features offered by the 2020 Ford Fusion as well. Reach out to the staff here at Auffenberg Kia today to find out how the 2020 Kia Optima matches up with its other key competitors!

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