2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Ford Fusion

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Ford Fusion

When it comes to choosing a new sedan, drivers have an ample amount of choice in the market. With popular models available from most brands, drivers can find sedans that cater to a variety of needs ranging practical and budget-friendly options to models that are downright luxurious. However, most drivers are looking for a sedan that offers a great mix. Something affordable, stylish, and filled with convenience amenities. There are plenty of options that fit the bill including the 2019 Kia Optima midsize sedan.

So, how does the 2019 Kia Optima stack up against the competition? We put it up against another popular rival, the 2019 Ford Fusion, to find out. See how it fared below.

2019  Kia Optima


2019 Ford Fusion

$22,990 Starting MSRP $22,840
24/33 Fuel Economy 21/31
185 Base Horsepower 175
Standard Apple CarPlay Available

Optima vs Fusion: Active Safety Features

When it comes to active safety, both the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Ford Fusion deliver a variety of features as standard on all trims. Both sedans are great options for drivers who have active safety at the top of their wish list for a new vehicle.

Most of the active safety features found on the 2019 Optima lineup come standard on all trims including Park Distance Warning-Reverse, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning. In addition, a Surround View Monitor, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go can be found on higher trim levels of the 2019 Optima lineup.

The 2019 Ford Fusion also offers a variety of standard active safety features including the Ford Co-Pilot360 bundle and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The Ford Co-Pilot360 bundle includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, Automatic High Beams, and a rearview camera.

For more information on the 2019 Kia Optima lineup, connect with the team at Moritz Kia of Fort Worth in person or online via the pop-up form below.